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


  1. Good to see you back and enjoying your new venture, it'll be great to see the progress. Many years ago when I did Papier MΓ’chΓ© I used to mix a little polyfiller in with gesso to use for decoration, it gave a lovely gritty effect - might be worth an experiment or two.

    1. Yes, I put too much plaster in my paste mix and it was very gritty, I believe polyfilla has plaster in it also. But thanks for the tip Annie.
      It will be lovely to have you visit and see my progress!!!
      Thanks for visiting xx

  2. ooo I have polyfilla and gesso....oooo..... will try that ;) glad you are being creative again :D

    1. Thanks my lovely.... you and your Gesso.... we will call you the Gesso Queen!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


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