Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Art Journalling... my new adventure!!!

Hi there

I have been getting some new goodies for my art journalling adventure!! (I LOVE MY MUM - she's been treating me!!)

Stencils arrived from China and the UK

And I got some Gesso too. Oh and Billie found some Mod Podge as well as other pens and pencils in her stash for Uni (I have to give those back though 😁😁)

I also bought some bits and bobs from my local pound shop as well as finding my fairy stamps..... Yay! !!

And a few others I had picked up from a free goody bag from some show I had gone too?? Can't remember which one it was!!

I was so pleased to find them as I wasn't sure where they were!!  They were buried in a cupboard in my workshop.... the reason why my workshop is NOT called a studio .. as I have many different crafts I've dabbled with in the past and that's where all my supplies and equipment are stored 😊😊 along with my Beadmaking equipment.

I've often made special occasion cards in the past so I already had cardmaking supplies but now ... with all my YouTubeing, I have some better knowledge of what I would like and now need to find the things I like to do, and, of course, a better understanding of how to do it as well!

1. Texture:
Is definitely one of them (hence all the different stencils).  So far I've had a go at making my own Gesso and Texture Paste. Out of my 'workshop stash' came Plaster of Paris which has more texture to it than using Baby Talc Powder (which can also be used). But I might give that a go too, then I would have a smoother texture paste as well. I enjoyed making that, so more will be done....

This one has my texture paste on it....

I also like... Colour:

So my new Gelatos and Neocolour II are intense water soluble wax sticks/crayons... love them.

Acrylics of course...

This is my first Art Journal page... not quite finished but it has acrylics and a bit of pink Gelatos on the small script papers ( I'll do a new blog post with better photos when it's done).

And today my new Brushos arrived which are Pigment powders.... just add water..... can't wait to use them!

Oh and a few spritzer bottles to add the powders to the water in the bottles.

I'm gonna love trying those out.

So for now... I think I'm all set to go!!!

I'm sure there will be many more things I would love to buy... but for now.... I'm gonna crack on and ....


Have fun

See you all next time

E x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Hi there...

Back in June, 14th to be precise, I was at work (at school) on the playground and had a FALL!!

If you are a bit squeemish.... look away now!!!

Yes...mmmm... wasn't really a little 'fall' I went down with quite a 'Whalp' cut my forehead open which required 32 stitches, 8 of them were internal to close it up.... I'm afraid it went down to the bone....


I also twisted my knee before I landed on it and that has caused other problems with my hip now.

So, all in all, it's taken some time to recover and I would say I'm about 95% of the way there.

I will spare you the gruesome photos but here I am showing my scar off

and me more recently showing how well its covered up by my hair

I still get a bit tired but I am trying to get back to normal.... ha ha... whatever that is!!

On my road to recovery I've been a bit obsessed with Mixed Media/Art Journalling and have now decided to dabble in this genre!!!

I've been a YouTube fanatic for weeks now watching all sorts of techniques and inspirational mixed media videos.

So now I have a few bits and pieces to start me off

Stencils, Archival Ink (permanent), Tim Holtz Distress Inks (water soluble), Faber Castell Gelatos (water soluble wax based paint sticks) and Caran D'arche Neocolour II, also water soluble wax crayons....

This one has a few stamps and some lovely decorative paper bags...

As an 'arty' person anyway,  there are certain paints and cardmaking 'stuff' I already own... along with what Billie has too....

So with all that... I have finally started some pages, some nearly finished but lots in my head.....

My journey begins...    with my FALL. ...

My future posts will include journalling pages as I make them... 😊😊😊 so if you are interested you can come along .... on my journey into mixed media!

As for beadmaking I hope to get back to it...... sooooooon! 😜

Have a good day

E x