#cjs20 day 22

The day 22 artist for #cjs20 was Kae Pea – I love her work and this project was so much fun! As with other paid classes, I can’t share her ‘how to’ too directly, but will use the technique again. I used an Aall&Create stamp for the face and water soluble crayons.

day 22 Kae Pea

#cjs20 day 24

I’ve been busy for a few days, so I’m working backwards, scanning things as the pages dry. Day 24 of #cjs20 was Rachel Greig, from Darkroom Door, who I have followed for years so it was great to see her pop up as one of the artists. It was my kind of project so I leapt right in; I used my fav Dina Wakley mixed media album and discovered I only have a few pages left. Eek!

day 24 rachel greig

#cjs20 day 21

I skipped day 20 for various reasons, despite it being a great project. Today’s #cjs20 artist is Andrea Chebeleu. I hadn’t seen her work before and like the project but, again, it wasn’t something I could make straight away so tried her ideas on my manilla storage folders. It’s come out brighter than I intended and I didn’t follow the instructions well (the writing should have been reverse printed then gel transferred – oops) but am pleased with it all the same.

day 21 andrea c

 

#cjs20 day 19

Today’s #cjs20 artist was Marsha Valk, whose colourful work I’ve seen (and liked) before. Her entire project wasn’t something I wanted to tackle in an evening so I used elements of her style to decorate a manilla folder. I use plain brown manilla folders for storing collage elements, painted papers, gelli prints etc so this was a useful project and a lot of messy fun.

 

#cjs20 day 18

Today’s artist at #cjs20 – yes I’ve caught up again – is Gwen Lafleur. I’ve admired her work for a long time, so loved seeing her name pop up. As I expected, I enjoyed it and am really pleased with the paper doll I made. I’ll be using the technique again, that’s for certain.

day 18 Gwen L

#cjs20 day 17

The #cjs20 artist for day 17 was Tania Ahmed – I hadn’t seen her work before and love the way she uses small gelli plates. I don’t have the really little ones, so made do with what I have. This was a fun project, culminating in an A6 journal – this is a sample of the pages I made into the finished journal (the coke can photo is to give you the scale.)

 

 

#cjs20 day 16

Rae Missigman was the #cjs20 artist for day 16. I love Rae’s work and her project was super cute. I know from past experience if I made a tiny book I wouldn’t use it, so opted to practice her style in my art journal instead. I’m pleased I did and know I’ll use those new skills again.

day 16 Rae M

#cjs20 day 14

The day 14 artist for #cjs20 was Jodi Ohl. I really like her work so was quite excited then, uh oh, she wanted us to draw an eye. I *don’t draw* but – hey – this about learning new skills. I found an image in a magazine that had lots of drama, with vivid eyeshadow and huge eyelashes. Unfortunately the paper I was using didn’t cope with the technique Jodi was teaching, so it broke down a bit and the lines are fuzzy. But it’s more than recognisable, so I’m pleased I gave it a try!

day 14 Jodi Ohl

#cjs20 day 13

The day 13 #cjs20 artist was Mystele Kirkeeng – I love the textural quality of her work so was delighted to see her name pop up. I decided to concentrate on her mark making and background style so did the dress but skipped the face. (I’m also playing catch up with posting as Tony has been away so I got a bit behind)

day 13 mystele