Thursday 29 August 2013

Phantom of the Opera Canvas, created for That Craft Place Design Team Music Challenge

I started by Stamping the music score onto some existing script paper and then applied to the paper mache mask in stripes with wet glue

Coloured the mask with distress inks, Old paper, walnut stain and Black Soot
Cut the filigree scroll detail and used Stampendous embossing enamels added Tim Holtz mini gears and gems

Then arranged the layout with more die cuts to be enamelled and Creative Expressions Keys and Tim Holtz Keyhole embellishments

Applied more music score and torn paper 9’’ x 12’’ Canvas, and then used black Gesso, black acrylic and yellow iron oxide wash

 Added Moulding paste though a Prima Stencil and dry brushed with black acrylic and then applied Viva Inka Gold

Finished, with a flickering candle behind the eye to add to the atmospherics!

Wednesday 28 August 2013

My first post! Hello!!
I have recently discovered the Art of Journalling and I love it! It can be anything you want it 
to be, no holds barred!
I love the way you can do anything you feel, whether a simple sketch or a more intricate piece, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that it means something to you and my lovely little Journal is now very precious and magical to me!
My most recent journal Page number 3, but whose counting! was inspired by the amazing Teesha Moore. I used acrylic paint background using the fabulous Paperartsy Fresco Finish Eggplant, Claret and Tinned Peas gorgeous colours and names! I used Clarity stamps Lupin and Sunburst, Prima Dolls and Studio 490 words and some graphic images.
Lots of drawing & doodling and cut them out and collaged!
It’s rather funky a bit Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Alice in Wonderland and illustrative of a Zen tangled mind!
I’d love to hear your comments, Jools x