Sunday, 21 April 2013

Art Journal play

Image by Suzi Blu

Last Friday I taught a class at Art from the Heart (Harrogate UK), and it was a very lovely chilled-out, yet creative day with some very lovely people :-) As usual, I forgot to take photos along the way .... oops.

We were using the new stamps by Suzi Blu, but more specifically how to shade them because shading the bigger areas on these stamps is tricky!

Once I got home I finished off my page using a background I had already done in my small A5 Moleskine journal. I am picking up some great tips for making backgrounds in 21 Secrets! One of the advantages of being a teacher for 21 Secrets is that you get to see all the workshops yourself woohoo!!

Here's my background before I added anything ....


And here it is as a work in progress:


The paint was added over a collage of papers. Love how some of this shows through:


A few hand-drawn elements:



Hope you all had a great weekend. Here in the UK we actually had some great weather for once. It is so uplifting to see some sunshine! Long may it continue!

Byee for now.

21 comments:

  1. It was a fabulous workshop Kate I really enjoyed it and your finished page is stunning, love it xx

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  2. Fabulous intricate backgrounds.

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  3. Cool work! I like the colours!
    Www.silviasantoyo.com

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  4. These colours are so vivid, I love the blue eyes. Its wonderful Kate. Michelle x

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  5. I love the colours in this one!!

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  6. Just love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a sweet and colourful page. Love it.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  8. Fabulous shading and colours. I was lucky enough to get her book for Christmas, some fabulous images to inspire.

    Kyla

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  9. Beautiful page. I love the background. I am not very good at background and collage, you however, do a fabulous job.
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  10. Really nice page - perfect shading and gorgeous color background.

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  11. this is amazing, love the way you create your amazing backgrounds hugs trace x

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  12. Wonderful background Kate, beautifully vibrant with great depth and texture. Live the new stamp.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

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  13. Great finished page Kate !!

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  14. Amazing page!!! Hugs Juls xxx

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  15. love it-a beautiful page!!

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  16. Oh journal my world ;) Dxx

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  17. loved the workshop. Thanks Kate

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  18. yummy background, love the colour combo and all those textures; fab finished page :)

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  19. Background is fab-u-lous !! and I love the stamp and your shading - Id never manage it with one as big as that

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  20. The amount of layering and detailing in the background is amazing. This is such a vibrant and uplifting page.

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  21. Kate, your shine girl is lovely. The weather here in New England improves in fits and starts. Thanks for sharing.

    Peace,
    Donna

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