Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Layer-by-layer, another video for Gel Press!


It's time for another Gel Press video! This time I'm showing you how I create multiple layers of colour without making the dreaded mud. It creates a scruffy yet pretty look! I think it looks a it like old wallpaper ... 

Part 2 will follow in a few days.

Thanks for watching :-)







Sunday, 11 November 2018

Floral Concertina.


I'm still enjoying playing with all the *new* Carabelle goodies, and over on the DecoArt Media blog I have a full step-by-step tutorial with lots of pics and instructions. Hope you'll go and take a peek :-)



Monday, 15 October 2018

Sunflower Doodles


I think I have been doodling flowers for ever, and now I have my very own Sunflower Doodles stamp with Carabelle Studios yaaaaaaaaas!!


I stamped the doodles stamp a few times on a mono print which I made on the Gel Press .... you know I have a lot of prints lying around just waiting to be used. I coloured the hearts and the trees before cutting them out and adding to yet another print that was just waiting to be used ;-)



I used this border stamp by Carabelle to add pattern to the backgrounds and then created a little concertina style book.



I also thought this stamp would look great on a greetings card. This time I coloured the image with watercolours for a more intense colourful look.







I have been asked when the stamps will be arriving in the UK ... SOON ... SOON ... they are on their way so watch this space! I will link to vendors just as soon as I know ....... 
EDIT: Available NOW at Art from the Heart




Monday, 8 October 2018

Circles, circles and more circles!


Do you know how much I LOVE circles?! I think nearly all of my journal pages feature circles somewhere ... circles always seem to work - they don't seem to clash with anything.

I created a highly coloured and patterned background first for this page and then used white to add circles.


Once I created the circles I added lots of details; by picking out bits of the stencil pattern peeking though. These small dotty circles were created by using a stencil by Carabelle Studio on the first layer.




The second page was created by painting white over a print I made on the Gel plate. (You can see exactly how I made the original print *here*)



And here they are side-by-side .... circles, circles and more circles!