#cjs20 day 26

Today’s artist is the lovely and talented artist Mary Beth Shaw, creator of StencilGirl Stencils. I own a *lot* of their stencils, and love them, so was delighted to see Mary Beth’s name pop up. Most of the work I do for #cjs each year is in a cheap A5 journal; today’s piece is one of those times when I wish I’d worked on better paper. Damn it!

day 26 MaryBeth Shaw

#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