Friday, 15 February 2019

3000 blips


And also FlowerFriday so a celebratory and colourful blip seemed in order. It’s only a few months since my 8th blip anniversary so I won’t repeat what I wrote then. My blip mojo ebbs and flows but somehow I have managed not to miss a single day. Onwards and forwards in the same vein but with a purple camera!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Stencilgirl February 2019 Project

February is a sort of nondescript month as far as I am concerned. The days are still short and spring seems far away. Sometimes there is snow but even if not, it is mostly cold. What better time to do some arting, and this is my latest project for Stencilgirl  Products®

You can find the full step by step instructions on the Stencilgirl®Talk website. For some reason my picture of the initial collage layer didn't make it onto the memory card of my camera but I almost covered the two pages in the 9 x 9" Bee Paper Mixed Media journal completely before adding colour. You can use whatever collage material you prefer. If you have a closer look you can see of what I used peeking through.
The main focal points come from the November 2018 Stencilgirl®Club. The club offers its members exclusive stencils (one large, medium and small) i.e. you can't buy these in theStencilgirl®store. But if you join the Club as a member, you can order previous club issues such as this one!
It's always difficult to get a good picture of the texture on the pages. Above you can see how I used Distress Crackle paint on the house shape.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Collage 7

This is my latest collage for my #52collage2019 where I am making one collage each week this year in a 5 x 8" Moleskine notebook. I originally started a 30 day collage class with Shelley Klammer and have been re-reading the notes she send me at the time (2015). Among many other things I learned was the idea to look back at the collages you made and think what it could mean. Does it reflect some issues you're dealing with, for instance? Not all collages came with easy answers at the time I made them but looking back I can discern better what had been bothering me at that time. Perhaps it's better to leave them for the moment immediately after they're made and reflect later, perhaps many years later.

In the meantime I'm rediscovering my love for this medium and am enjoying the process. This one, I think, worked out particularly well.

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