Monday, 19 September 2016

Art journal play :-)

If you read my last post you will know that I have increased my hours at work in my day job as a school teacher. This is bringing its own challenges, but I am still squeezing a bit of art time in :-) 

Here's a page I just created in my beloved Dylusions black square journal. Lately I am loving little punched shapes, and especially the negative which is left behind. Like many of us, I started out as a 'neat' card maker so I have plenty of my card making supplies and tools to use, it's just that I'm finding different ways to use them.

I made some papers first using Brushos. You get lovely, random, unexpected colours when you use Brushos. Love! I punched out the butterflies, and then used the negative too.

You will notice my new Texture Cube stamp for Stampotique Originals creeping into all of my art lately. I Love it! Can't live without it ...

A bit of glitter, stitching, washi, and doodling, and I think I'm calling this finished!

In my last post I shared a work in progress with you ... I *think* it may be finished, but I'm still not completely sure. I used paper punches on here too, including the hexagon shape and the negative left behind. 

 It seems strange but I rarely have any of my art out on display in my house. It tends to be in my little studio, or in my journals, but I think I might want to put this on the wall in my bedroom. We are currently in an 'in-between' state in our bedroom. The old, old wallpaper is off, the cast iron fire place has been stripped back to it's original bare metal, and we're now waiting for the plasterer.  If I'm feeling brave enough, I may even do this again but on a BIG scale. Yikes! Watch this space!

Byeee for now!


  1. Wits a great idea to use these negative off cuts Kate. I collect them all, imagining I will eventually spray through them but I really love how you e used them here. I must try this. Thankyou for your continuous inspiration. I do hope those extra hours in the classroom are not resulting in 'full-time' hours!

  2. gorgeous , happy pages Kate!! Love how you used the negatives of the punched images.

  3. Yes it definitely deserves to be hung somewhere you will look at it often. It all works so well and holds your interest without being overly busy. A Lovely piece.

  4. Wonderful colors and design. Lovely to look at.


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