Saturday, 2 July 2022

Wanderlust 22!


Just a quick post to let you know that my lesson for Wanderlust 2022 is now in the classroom yay! The focus of my lesson is 'Craft Acrylics' and the subject is 'People'.

If you are already a member of Wanderlust then you will find the lesson already in the classroom :-)

Can't wait to see what you all create!


Monday, 27 June 2022

New LIVE class coming soon :-)

OK, as promised ... LIVE class 15 coming soon! July 17th at 3PM (BST - please check your local time). The class will be recorded and will remain in the group so you can view after the event if you wish.

You can find all of the details here on Etsy

Once you purchase the class you will find the link to the private FB group in your Etsy notification email, and once you join the group you will find all important info/downloads etc in the 'Featured Posts' at the top of the page.
See you soon! 🙂
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This class is all about art journaling with complete freedom.
Don't be tied down and restricted by the fear of what is right or wrong.
Don't be bound by rules.
Art journal purely for the sake of creating, and enjoying the process.
Make art for art's sake 🙂
We'll build these pages layer by layer, scribble by scribble.
Work in any journal, any size.
Dig out your favourite colours and supplies and have them right in front of you, and let's paint like a child!

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Messy junk journaling :-)

Quote by Dina Wakley

I absolutely LOVE a bit of messy junk journaling. Working in a junk journal is very forgiving - there is no pristine clean white page to be scared of. Sometimes I lose track of what journaling is about, and begin to focus on overly neat and structured pages, so this was all about letting go :-)

I just stared splashing lots of layers round on this one, and built it up gradually. I find the best way to do this is to have something else on the go at the same time - stops the overthinking. And also stops me being impatient waiting for paint to dry.

I worked mainly in acrylics, but also added some Stabilo All pencil, Distress crayon, soft pastel, calligraphy ink ... a bit of everything!


Friday, 10 June 2022

Little collage book

This little collage book gradually evolved, as I used up scraps of this and that, that were lying around on my work desk.

Everything I love is in this little project - book binding, distressing, mark making, stitching, stamping, grunge, silk ribbon .....

The cover is made from Leather Paper, which is fab stuff. You can stitch it, fold it. even iron it! Makes a really good sturdy cover.

I added three signatures, distressed of course, and stitched them to a little spine inside the book which I then glued in so nothing shows on the outside. It's also a lot easier to hand-stitch signatures to a small spine, than the whole cover (and I always look for 'easy').

I know a lot of you LOVE kits, so I made a limited number to make this little book - you can find them in my Etsy shop *here*


Stamp Magic show!

Woolly Jumpers stamp by me!
Bulles stencil by Alexi

Martians stamp by me!
Bulles stencil by Alexi

It's the Stamp Magic show at Doncaster Dome this coming weekend SUNDAY 12TH JUNE and I'll be there with Stampers Grove. If you are there come and say hello!

These are a couple of bright and colourful samples I made using Paper Artsy Frescos :-)

I'll be demoing all day, with Carabelle Studio, Frescos, alcohol ink, gel press, Grafix Arts .... and who knows what else might sneak in?!

Maybe I'll see you there?