Saturday, 15 October 2016

Art By Leanne Jago

Oh my this month is flying way too quick, the second week of 4th term has just finished and it is the middle of October already. This also means that is time for mid month reveal over at Show Us Your Stuff. The inspiration this month is a mood board, now this mood board is something special as it is made up of Art created by Art by Leanne Jago.
Pretty special isn't it. What inspires you to create? Would love to see you creation.
I created a canvas, now I don't think that my work actually does this mood board any justice but maybe it is a work in progress, who knows.

products used: wooded artist board, gesso, derivan matisse structure - paynes grey, golden fluid acrylic cerulean deep blue &teal, glossy accents, the crafters workshop stencil - layered butterflies & sketch grid

Leanne's art is not only the inspiration this month it is also the prize. You could win the two gorgeous pieces below. I know I wish I could enter.

I thought I would also share with you a piece of art that I brought from Leanne a few months back.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Universe Works In Mysterious Ways

In July I shared with you all about breaking a blank page art journal videos from Marta Lapkowska (blog, facebook, Instagram) well I have finally completed another one of my art journal pages. In total I have completed 6 but have only share 2 including this one. Will share the other 4 with you on another day.

To start this page I punched the different size circles from a magazine, I just loved the colours in the stones and they reminded me of planets. I stuck them down and that was where it ended until the other day.

I broke one of my own rules while creating, I put the lid back on the bottle but I didn't do it up. I even thought to myself as I was putting it down I really should do it up but I knew I wanted to keep using it. Well I paid the penalty I knocked over the bottle the next time I went to use it.

This photo was taken just before I started to wipe everything down it was a real mess and to top it off I was cross with myself as I just knew it was going to happen. If I don't follow my own rules I knock things over, last time I didn't follow the rules it was a bottle of indigo ink across my desk, the time before that was bottle of Ranger Patina, the time before that was a bottle of paint. Okay, yes I am clumsy when I don't follow my own rules.
So before I wiped everything down and got my desk nice and clean again I mopped up the spray with two art journal pages and 4 atcs cannot waste the medium. One of those art journal pages was the one I created from the break the page videos.

Once I had mopped up the gold spray I had no idea what I was planning on doing with the art journal page but it still reminded me of planets. So I went with that theme and found some chipboard stars that I heat embossed with my new favourite colour of embossing powder Liquid Platinum.

Its pretty ironic that while printing out the quote I had to embrace the journey that the universe was taking me on because the quote I was trying to print in brown but no matter what I did it kept coming out purple. I enlarge the print, I made it smaller and I even checked my ink, which didn't need replacing. I have no idea why but that's where the universe took me.

products used: clear gesso, white gesso, water colour paper, prima color bloom - antique gold, chrome, tangerine and deep teal, ranger embossing powder - liquid platinum, circle punches, magazine pages, um wow chipboard - star confetti, versa watermark, stabilo aquarellable - white and black.

Happy Creating