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Wanderlust: collage 3 ways

Series: Wanderlust 2021 #08 This was a lesson in three parts demonstrating some of the different ways you can balance collage and paint in mixed media art journal projects. The first is pure collage, no paint at all. There are areas of this that I really like but the overall effect is a little busy… Continue reading Wanderlust: collage 3 ways

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Artful Academy journal – November

Series: Artful Academy 2020 journal #12 The prompt I chose for this page was boundaries. Walls, fences, hedges, doors and gates have always interested me. Even here, in a very urban environment, the sheer variety in the walls and fences separating the houses from the pavements just on a single road is remarkable. Boundaries are… Continue reading Artful Academy journal – November

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Artful Academy journal – October

Series: Artful Academy 2020 journal #11 Just as I got all caught up with the free art journalling challenge from Artful Academy, the rest of the year's lessons were cancelled. 2020 messed with everyone's plans and the last three months' prompts were another small thing that fell by the wayside. After a brief moment of… Continue reading Artful Academy journal – October

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Artful Academy dragonfly tag

Another project from the Artful Academy Visible Image Mini Collection. This tag was inspired by the lesson from Katy Leitch, the founder of Artful Academy. [Previous lessons include butterflies, Stampbord owls, and hummingbird.] It was a pretty straightforward creation; the only problem I had was when the acrylic paint started to dry quicker than I… Continue reading Artful Academy dragonfly tag

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Artful Academy journal – September

Series: Artful Academy 2020 journal #10 I finally caught up with the monthly journal prompts, finishing September's "Mystical" page only a few days after the lesson went online. The tutor went with a fairy motif, but I'd used that for my July "story" page and I didn't want to repeat myself in a journal that… Continue reading Artful Academy journal – September

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Artful Academy journal – August

Series: Artful Academy 2020 journal #9 Unlike all the previous months which had a single prompt word, August's tutor used the theme of "recycle" but also used "grateful" as a separate prompt word. I decided to keep it simple and stick with just "recycle". I went literal with the design, basing it off the Recycle… Continue reading Artful Academy journal – August