Wings of Time panel

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You can learn a lot from just watching YouTube videos, but sometimes it’s handy to actually walk through the techniques with the same supplies, just to get a feel for how what you’re seeing translates into actually doing. So I picked up this workshop kit to have a play.

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Follow your dreams

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Another “throwback Thursday” post for another panel that I made and photographed last year (hence the 2017 watermark that I cannot be bothered to redo: I don’t need any more excuses to not get around to blogging this creation). This panel was made in response to a challenge to use a clipboard in a mixed media project.

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Art card: fencing

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When I decided, at the last minute, to take part in The 100 Day Project my only plan was to “leave the house every day and take a photograph”. I certainly wasn’t planning to do anything more complex than that. To be honest, my main intention wasn’t really artistic: I just wanted a bit of motivation to get out of the house each day. [Note: this failed and I decided to gracefully withdraw]

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Peacock panel

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This is a bit of a “throwback Thursday” post. I made this panel, photographed it and even processed the photos when I made it last year; the one thing I didn’t do then was write up the blog post… This was only the second mixed media panel I had created. After the darker feel of the first, I wanted to make something lighter, with a more pastel palette. This metal peacock had been sitting in my stash, waiting for the right project to come along and I thought it would make a good starting point.

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Spring flowers panel

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I am definitely enjoying playing around with mixed media projects — I’ve spent most of my crafty time in March getting my hands covered in glue and paint (apart from those odd occasions when I actually remembered to put on disposable gloves). I am very much still at the stage of experimenting and am happy to take inspiration wherever I find it. This time it came in the form of a post on the That’s Crafty challenge blog: a call to Spring into Action.

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