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Zodiac themed Greetings cards

If you head to the cards and other paper crafts page here at rrandj.com you can now purchase these hand made mixed media zodiac themed cards online! They are one off items and so you better get the right star sign before they all go into retrograde! Unfortunately the Aries card has now sold and… Continue reading Zodiac themed Greetings cards

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Winter Art Fair The Platform Gallery

I had some exciting news this week, I have been one of six artists selected to have a table at the Three Day Winter Art Fair at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley! This is a wonderful opportunity for me to show off my work, meet other artists and art lovers and… Continue reading Winter Art Fair The Platform Gallery

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Autumn leaves and berries in water colour at Barton Grange

Last week I went to an art course at Barton Grange in Lancashire. Barton Grange is a huge Garden centre that has amazing Christmas Displays and has recently expanded to include a cinema, bowling alley, miniature golf course and a curling stadium. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area! The course I… Continue reading Autumn leaves and berries in water colour at Barton Grange

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Christmas collage tags

If you saw my last post you will have seen how I used up the scraps from my last project to create a collage. I have now made my collage into a selection of 10 Christmas gift tags, some of which are folded card tags others are flat parcel tags. Each one has either a… Continue reading Christmas collage tags

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Tulips abstract mixed media canvas

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

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Abstract Bumble bee paintings

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

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Autumnal Mushroom journal!

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!

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Cereal Bar box transformation!

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!

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What is a junk journal anyway?

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?