cjs18 day 14 Rachel Greig

Today’s artist was Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door. I love her work and, as my process is similar, this felt like affirmation to keep doing what I enjoy. So I did…but she reminded me to haul the Distress Stains out as I tend to reach for paint first.

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cjs18 day 11 with Cat Scanlon

Yesterday’s artist was Catherine Scanlon – I had to go out after work so am a day late posting. This was fun, way out of my comfort zone, and I’m much happier with the result than I expected to be. I used a variety of media, and a traced photo of some flowers.

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cjs18 day 10 with Annie Gonzales

Today’s artist is Annie O’Brien Gonzales demonstrating collaged monoprints. This is something I do anyway, but her style changed things for me a bit and I got some really lovely prints – interestingly the scrap prints I made as I pulled the ‘real’ ones are possibly my favs!

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cjs18 day 9 Andrea Gomoll

Today’s artist is Andrea Gomoll who does the most glorious mixed media; her recipe was largely about how to make gorgeous backgrounds. My first attempt didn’t work because I used too much water and ended up with muddy colours; I’ll work over the top of it and it’ll be fine eventually. I’m so pleased with the second attempt, which is on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Cardstock.

Day 9 Andrea Gomoll

cjs18 day 8 Diana Trout

Today’s artist was Diana Trout; the technique involved an initial medium on the paper, drawing into it and watercolours. The medium I chose didn’t cope with all the water I used, so I ended up with some odd patches but that’s ok. Although not a good painting by any stretch of the imagination, I had fun with this and will try the technique again. Incidentally, the painting is based on a photo I took of relics in the grounds of Monte Cassino Abbey in Italy in 2010 when I was part of the Legato exhibition.

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cjs18 day 7 Rae Missigman

I love Rae’s art, having met her through Documented Life etc. I was super excited about trying her technique … and it wouldn’t work for me 😉  I think the crayons I have just weren’t waxy enough to resist properly. That said, I got some fabulous prints and loved some of her ideas for getting interesting marks using a Gelli plate. I have shared my fav, and it’s ghost print, below.

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cjs18 day 6 Andrew Borloz

Day 6 of Creative Jump Start 2018 was inspired by Andrew Borloz. I have a few of his stencils from StencilGirl products and enjoy his style. His project was a multi-step recipe for creating quite complex pages that can be used in a multitude of ways. It was more time-consuming and fussy than I normally bother with, so it was great to slow down and do something quite different. On reflection I don’t think my colour choices made the most of the technique, but that’s ok…it’s all about the process and the learning.

day 6 Andrew Borloz