Copic markers: blue - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99white - N0, N1, N2black - W5, W7, W9grass - YG17, G07, G46, YG95 Supplies: digital stamps:Polkadoodles - Horacepens:Sakura - glaze - blackpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in January 2018.
Title: Earth 2/5Medium: collagraphCreator: Emma Cook One thing leads to another and after having my interest in lino prints rekindled and following more printers on Instagram I inevitably came across people using other printing methods, such as collagraph. One of those people was Emma Cook who, among other things, makes these lovely miniature framed prints… Continue reading OPA: Earth collagraph
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #17 I know that different mediums can be used on a gelli plate but I've always kept it simple with just acrylic paints. This was the first time I've used alcohol ink. The instructions said to use a light colour acrylic paint base layer on the plate — I think mine wasn't… Continue reading Wanderlust: ravens
Copic markers: skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20hair - YR27, E08, E19, E29green - G14, G07, YG67yellow - Y15, Y19, Y38black - T5, T6, T8 Supplies: digital stamps:Pixel Paperie - super kidspens:Sakura - glaze - black, clearembellishments:Wink of Stella - clearpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in January 2018.
Title: Christmas treeMedium: ceramic I was lucky enough to win this in an Instagram giveaway at the end of last year. I'd started following Cabby on Instagram after seeing her on "Home Is Where the Art Is" — a BBC TV programme where artists compete to win a commission. A lot of her ceramics are… Continue reading OPA: Christmas tree
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #16 Trees! A subject that I am a lot more comfortable with than faces — it's nice not to have to change the focus of the lesson — though I do have to work from a source photo to get something that looks natural. And props to Nicole for talking about what… Continue reading Wanderlust: white tree
Copic markers: petals - V15, V17, V09cones - YR27, YR24, Y18, YG17leaves, stems - YG67, YG17, YG03 Supplies: digital stamps:Power Poppy - easy breezy coneflowersstencils:Andy Skinner - tornadoinks:Distress ink pads - tumbled glass, shaded lilacpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsmmiscellaneous:ClarityStamp stencil brushes This image was coloured in January 2018.
Title: speckled brown wood fired wren & rustic blue wrenMedium: ceramic At the end of last year I had a small shopping spree after deciding that, rather than just liking people's art on Instagram, it would be nice to show my appreciation in a more practical way and actually purchase a few pieces. Nothing extravagant,… Continue reading OPA: ceramic wrens
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #15 In a change from the inspirational art journal page that Kasia usually makes to introduce a new theme, this week she demonstrated two techniques that could easily be used to create silhouettes or more detailed work. Once again she used a picture of a person to work from and, once again,… Continue reading Wanderlust: two techniques
Copic markers: skin - YR30, YR000, E53, Y28apple, eyes - YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17stalk, eyebrows - E84, E87, E89cloak, lips, nails - R30, R32, R35, R37, R39inside cloak - W5, W7, W9, R37 Supplies: digital stamps:The East Wind - apple seedpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in January 2018.
While browsing around Etsy, probably prompted by something seen on Instagram, I found A Little Vintage. In amongst the dolls and other items with faces or eyes (which are absolutely not for me although I do appreciate the work involved in all of them), I found her fungi. Not something I had come across before,… Continue reading Fabric mushroom
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #14 The most interesting part of doing the Wanderlust classes is coming across new ideas, whether it's a product I haven't come across before, a technique I haven't used, or just a different approach to creating a page. I was vaguely aware of the existence of bleeding art tissue, but hadn't been… Continue reading Wanderlust: mini collages
Copic markers: skin - E000, E11, E21, R20leaves - YG13, YG09, G07flower dress - Y08, Y17, YR15, YR16, YR09hair - BG11, BG32, BG57, BG49ground - W00, W1, W3sky - BG000 Supplies: digital stamps:Polkadoodles - darling buds Marigoldpaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in January 2018.