Playing #cjs21 catch-up

This has been a big week in our house due to Tony’s deteriorating health, so I have spent part of today relaxing and catching up on #CreativeJumpStart21. This was the perfect way for me to wind down a bit after a rough night where we didn’t get a lot of sleep. (yes, we have a plan for making tonight better!)

Inspired by Birgit Koopsen
Inspired by Mystele Kirkeeng
Inspired by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Inspired by Catherine Scanlon

#cjs20 day 7

Today’s artist for #cjs20 is Birgit Koopsen, whose wonderfully colourful gelli art tutorials I follow on YouTube. This project really appealed to me because I’m a gelli plate fan, so always looking for new ways to use my tools, and it didn’t disappoint. I’ll be using the process again and experimenting with the possibilities.

day 7 Birgit K

CJS17 day 10

Today’s video was with the fabulous Birgit Koopsen, whose work I love.  I used her techniques to collage and paint the front cover of my Moleskin diary. I started with gelli printed tissue, then stencilled on the tissue with Tim Holtz and StencilGirl stencils, and stamped with a variety of older rubber stamps. I added a coat of gesso to the cover, then tore the tissue into pieces and adhered with gloss polymer. Once it was dry I used black and white Dina Wakley paint and my favourite StencilGirl stencils.

This was a fun project and I’m happy with the end result.

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