Images by Tumblefish Studios
Paints and inks by Dylusions
This week my wonderful friend Marsha of Tumblefish Studios sent me a fabulous surprise package in the post. To say I was excited by the contents is an understatement :-) Included was a fabulous vintage time book from the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad company, dating from 1911, I LOVE it! I opened the package at approx 2 pm, and this page had been completed by approx 6 pm LOL! If you look closely at the photo you will notice that I have left some of the original text peeking through because it is such a great feature, and I think I will use just alternate pages in the book leaving some of the pages in their gorgeous original state.
The images are from Marsha's new Flower Land Gnome sheets available in her Etsy shop here. Here's a closer look:
And this is how the book looked before I got my hands on it:
Yesterday I taught a wonderfully full and busy class at Art from the Heart (UK) on Art Journal backgrounds. We worked hard, had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and made a lot of mess! (note to dyan who is currently at CHA - it's ok, we tidied up - honest!)
We started making colourwheels (bit of grumbling here if I'm honest!) because making a wheel is a great way to understand how your paints work together. But we perservered and then got to work painting, blending spraying, splodging and stencilling backgrounds. Just look at the hard work and concentration here! :
And the ladies produced some fabulous fabulous backgrounds. Just look at these:
And by the afternoon we even got as far as adding some images and a few quotes:
(All images and quotes by Dyans downloads here)
One of the ladies was a complete newbie who had never used the paints / inks etc before at all bt still managed to produce things like this:
Way to go!!
Great work everyone, it was a privilege working with you :-)