Thursday 31 October 2013

Watch out there scary things about

Decided to paint a witch no breakdown as just a very quick paint

Thanks for looking x

Monday 28 October 2013


I couldn't decide whether to go for something spooky for Halloween or not. I decided no as I'm just not a spooky kinda girl :)

Anyway I really enjoyed Tams tutorial on life book 2013 and decided to create my own pictured based on her tutorial. I have signed up for a few of her online classes as I love her style of painting and her style of teaching she is fab.

I didn't do many steps as I forgot. I get so carried away,  and then think oh I could put this on the blog so the first photo has a picture of me in black and white cut around my face to discard my hair. I'm then stuck onto my paper which is A3 size 16 1/2 in x 11 1/4in or 42cm x 29.7cm it is Windsor and Newton 220gsm heavy weight cartridge paper smooth. It was great to work on and held up to all the battering it got.

I use a variety of papers stuck around me and give it a wash of claret fresco paint from Paper Artsy
I work on the face and hair using Neao 2 crayons and Fabre castle pencils plus some white acrylic. I dint leave too much graphite on the face as I don't like the colour. I also used my artistic Liscense and made myself look 20 years younger. I also added the moon.

I continued to work on the picture adding in the pumpkin. 

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Sunday 27 October 2013


This page is dedicated to my sister. There are no steps got too carried away. Usual medium of neo 2 crayons and fable castell water soluable pencils 

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Thursday 17 October 2013

Joanne Wardle challenge

This is my entry for the challenge visit paperartsy under Joanne to see how she makes her challenge it is fab. 
This is my take on her card

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Sunday 13 October 2013

Some quickies

The start of the many cards I want to make for my family and friends to spread a little christmas cheer.

I kept them simple and discovered I loved how they looked. I'm also inspired by Joanne Wardel  cannot wait to get started on some more.

Thanks for looking Dxxx

Work shop

was so excited! I finally got to a work shop with Jo Firth Young at a lovely craft shop in Marks Tey called Birds in the Barn.    

I love this shop the staff are always so helpful and friendly. There is always an abundance of stock and a variety of samples throughout the store. They also run a loyalty card which great, to add to your stash when it hasn't cost you a penny.

Anyway to the workshop. Jo's project was a triptych using her fabulous stamps. First we painted the triptych in a dark neutral colour. Once dry Jo showed us how to apply crackle glaze. We did this to the top of the project and a little down the sides. This left us some space to stamp without the cracks.

We then painted it all with nougat fresco from Paper Artsy and watched the cracks appear as it dried. Next we stamped the flowers and finished off following Jo's great demonstrations.

Colours used all from Paper Artsy: fresco acrylics  back ground - nougat,  grass - tinned peas and hey Pesto flowers claret and inky squid
And here it is 

Thanks for looking Dxxx

Monday 7 October 2013

Journal page

Forgot to take pictures. I drew with pencil and then used soluable crayons to paint.

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Night xx