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Wanderlust: mini collages

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

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Wanderlust: planned serendipity

Series: Wanderlust 2021 #12 Planned serendipity seems like a bit of an oxymoron, but Carolyn's class is a blank-page-block breaker that creates the conditions for something interesting and unplanned to happen. The starting point is to pick a few (she suggests five) supplies without considering how they'll be used. I grabbed some acrylic paints that… Continue reading Wanderlust: planned serendipity

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Wanderlust: collection of ideas

Series: Wanderlust 2021 #10 When I started doing mixed media, I started collecting things. A variety of paints, pencils, powders and other ways of making marks and laying down colour. Then there are all the papers, patterned and plain, old books and maps, and digital versions of vintage papers ready to print out. And that's… Continue reading Wanderlust: collection of ideas

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Artful Academy journal – December

Series: Artful Academy 2020 journal #13 It would have been easy to have chosen Christmas as the subject for the last art journal page of the year, but I like to avoid the obvious option so I chose to make a Solstice page instead. After the painterly Boundaries page, I changed the style up by… Continue reading Artful Academy journal – December

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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