cmp18 week 12

I love this week’s quote; it speaks to my personal journeys. I used Tim Holtz Distress paints, Dylusions paint, StencilGirl stencils, and Simon Says Stamp ink.

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cjs18 day 26 MaryBeth Shaw

I’m a StencilGirl fan from way back so was delighted to find MaryBeth is one of this year’s artists. Her recipe was all about the layers, which suits how I work – this piece has taken a couple of days because the various mediums needed time to dry. I decided to work on a 10×10″ canvas because this wouldn’t work well in my art journal, and loosely based the image on photos of the Patea cliffs where I live. I took photos of two of the layers as I worked.

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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

CJS17 with MaryBeth Shaw

Today’s artist was MaryBeth Shaw from StencilGirl Products. I belonged to their monthly club for a couple of years and have a lot of StencilGirl stencils, which I use constantly. For this piece I used Dylusions paint, old gelli prints, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, gesso, stencils and a deep blue Derwent Artbar.

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CMP17 week 1

#colourmepositive has started for 2017. I’ve decided to do single spreads this time, so it’s a square format. In 2016 I used a particular style all year and I love the cohesive look of the journal when I flip through it. This year I want to use a denser, more collagey style and develop my own mark making a bit more. This is one reason for doing single spreads; it’s easier to get the page looking really full. I am very much inspired by the work of Frieda Oxenham; you can see her work here.

I used Tim Holtz Distress paints, rubber stamps, Fude ball pen, white Posca pen, Dylusions paints, Dina Wakley wing stamps, StencilGirl and Tim Holtz stencils and collage materials.

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