Monday, 31 October 2016

Spooky art journaling!

Images and borders by Tumblefish Studios and Crowabout Studio B
Texture stamp by me! for Stampotique Originals
Paints by Dina Wakley

Boo! It's Halloween! Of course I just had to incorporate a little bit of spookiness into my latest art journal page. I decided not to go too gory, but instead add little witchy hats to these sweet vintage little girls.

This became a page to teach at my latest regular art journaling class at Art from the Heart (Harrogate UK). The page was done entirely with tools - no brushes allowed! - so we used brayers, silicone brushes and Catalyst blades. And then we added lots of doodling, scratching into wet paint, stencilling, oil pastels and anything else we felt like!

When teaching I usually start with a practice / techniques page, and so to start with we used all of these techniques but added journaling as a focal feature (predictably there was much grumbling at this point!)

And then we moved onto our main page. Here's how mine looked in its various stages:

Mmmmmm lots of scratchy goodness!

I used mini letter stamps to add a quote:

And here are the class hard at work producing some fabulous pages! As always we had a fun, messy and very creative day :-)


  1. Kate know i LOVE all your art so much!!! Can you tell where you get those sweet vintage girls to use!

    1. Thanks Jane! The image was from Tumblefish at Mischief Circus. Tumblefish isn't designing for them any more so her designs have been retired :-( Plenty more at the website though!

  2. Fabulous page Kate...Loving your girlies..:)xxx

    1. Thanks She! The girlies are by Tumblefish at Mischief Circus. She is taking a break from it all at the mo though but she will be back...

  3. So wonderful page Kate !! Love these so happy colours, big hugs, Caty


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