Thursday, 21 January 2016

What I really want is .........

This fortnight's art journal prompt from Kasia and Jamie over at Everything Art is "What I Really Want Is"

I guess I really didn't have to think all that hard about what I really want. Two things came to mind a cure for Type 1 Diabetes so my daughter doesn't have to worry any more and the other thing was Self Belief.

Self Belief is something that I think we all work on at times and I am certainly no exception to the rule. It can take just someone to say some unkind words or actions for it to go flying out the window. I work on this everyday some days I have it, and others I don't. Which is why I designed this journal page to remind me to ignore those words and actions.

This page started with the raffia. I had actually thrown it away but while sitting at my desk I could see it out of the corner of my eye and I had to retrieve it. The poor piece of raffia once it was attacted to my page it was then hit with a heat gun to change it's colour. I had to be careful that while heating it I didn't set light to it, but I think the risk was worth it.

Products Used: thick white gesso, clear gesso, faber-castell pitt pen - black, watercolour paper, umwowstudio chipboard - star confetti, raffia, watercolour paints, scraps of patterned cardstock, ecoline liquid water colour, ranger archival ink - sepia, prima finnabair stamp set - don't forget to fly, we r memory keepers - crafter's stapler and staples and x-press it - tripletac glue .

Happy Creating


  1. Dee it's amazing! I love the use of the raffia (good thing you didn't set it on fire! Hahaha!)

    Self Belief sure is a hard one - I have massive struggles with that one too, almost on a daily basis! Good for you to be looking to make changes to help yourself - inspirational!

  2. Tell me about the raffia lol, my creative space stunk for a couple of hours afterwards lol