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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?

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Vintage style Recipe Journal

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

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Christmas junk journal (SOLD OUT)

I know it's only August, but when you are a crafter, preparation for Christmas comes early! I made this junk journal recently with a Christmas theme. It's a great way to store your memories from Christmas, jot down those Christmas lists and thank you card lists and keep tracks on who's been naughty or nice!… Continue reading Christmas junk journal (SOLD OUT)

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Tea Staining paper

Recently I have been experimenting with tea staining paper for various art projects, namely my junk journals and mixed media projects. Joseph has also been intrigued by the process and has made a treasure map with some of the paper I made! If you are interested in trying this out at home for yourself or… Continue reading Tea Staining paper

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My First time painting an abstract landscape

As you may know by now I am entering Create Longridge this year, an art competition based in the Ribble Valley. In the run up to the competition I thought I'd try my hand at a few different styles of painting. Recently I have been admiring a lot of abstract art, this is not something… Continue reading My First time painting an abstract landscape