This is my abstract, mixed media tulips canvas. The canvas measures 16 x 20 inches. This original painting is made using acrylic paints applied thickly using a palette knife, over a layered and textured mixed media back ground. The painting depicts a bunch of pink tulips on a lilac background, with thick textured petals and… Continue reading Tulips abstract mixed media canvas
This is the most recent journal I have made. It is a pocket sized, Christmas themed, junk journal crammed full with embellished pockets to store all your ephemera, memories or Christmas lists and receipts, and jam packed with hand made Christmas tags that you can use to journal on or use to decorate and tag… Continue reading Pocket sized Christmas Journal
I'd like to share with you these abstract, Mixed Media canvases I have painted! Both paintings are made using collage, acrylic paint, glitter and Heavy structure gel pastes to give a highly textural feel and lots of depth. The paint is applied thickly to the canvas but the collage background still shows through making the… Continue reading Abstract Bumble bee paintings
Here is the Butterfly pocket sized travellers notebook I have made! The pages measure 9 cm x 14 cm and it contains 56 pages Front and Back. The note book has a cover made from golden card stock and vintage floral fabric, with added stitched reinforced corners. It is fastened with more fabric through gold… Continue reading Butterfly pocket size travellers notebook
Hey there, If you have been following my personal blog for a while now you will see that recently there have been some changes. rrandj.wordpress.com is now RRandJ.com and is a fully fledged website as opposed to a personal blog. In light of these changes a lot of my old content about our family life,… Continue reading Changes to RRandJ.com
Those of you who know us at RRandJ will know that my son Joseph has Cystic Fibrosis. With this condition comes lots and lots of tablets, particularly Creon tablets that he has to take before almost everything that he eats. This means we go through several tubs of creon a week, and that unfortunately equals… Continue reading Egg box and medication tub transformation!
It's coming up to my favourite time of year- Autumn! In honour of this special season I've made a mushroom themed Autumnal Journal! If you saw my last post you will have seen all the lovely mushroom themed ephemera I made, so I decided to collate it all together in a journal that is now… Continue reading Autumnal Mushroom journal!
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you all a challenge I set myself to use as much of a piece of recycling as possible to make some journal ephemera. This was a really fun challenge and I succeeded in turning this..... into this! To do this I cut up the box into segments… Continue reading Cereal Bar box transformation!
As you may have noticed I have really gotten into making junk journals recently, and some of you may be wondering what exactly they are and what they can be used for. So here's a quick run down of what a junk journal is and what you can do with one! What is it? Essentially… Continue reading What is a junk journal anyway?
Here is my hand made vintage style recipe journal! It measures 12.5 cm x 18 cm and is quite chunky at 8 cm deep. The cover is sturdy card and is decorated with recipe pages from newspapers and magazines that have been aged with gold paint. It fastens with twine and has a cute vintage… Continue reading Vintage style Recipe Journal