Sunday, 28 June 2015

Another black/white page

Here's another page I finished in my small Dylusions journal the other night. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Siv xxx

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Black 'n white Dylusions page

So I'm in beautiful Harrogate, back at my hotel from a busy preview day at AFTH. I had so much fun catching up with old friends, making new and being creative. 

Yesterday I was in Dyan's class for regular artjournalers (I'm one of her regulars now, how cool is that?!) and we played with black and white. I wanted to share with you a page I finished later that day, which is in my small Dylusions journal. 

I've used Dylusions paint, stamps, stencil and journal block. The rest is doodling done with a white pen. 

Dyan has posted a tutourial on making a b/w page on her blog. Be sure to check it out!

Siv xx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Kate Crane inspired mini canvas

I recently signed up for Kate Crane's online art journaling classes, called
Art Journal Soup 1&2.
Here's a mini canvas I made from one of the lessons:

The canvas is 10 x 10 cm (about 4"x4").

I've used Dina Wakley's paints, black gesso, Stabilo all pencil and black and white markers.
I've also used a Dylusions stencil in the background. The house and fence are hand drawn.

'Till next time!
Siv xx

Monday, 1 June 2015

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

It's the first of June, it's officially summer and it's time for a new challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo.

The theme for June's challenge is SUMMER and the twist is MONOCHROMATIC.

I made a double page in my old ledger.

Here's the how to:
I started off with a pre gessoed double page in my old ledger.

Then added some colours using baby wipes (I used Dylusions paints).

 I then put a stencil over the wet paint and removed a lot of the paint with a baby wipe.
 ..and ended up with this.. not very pretty, but it's just a layer.

I then added some more paint using a brayer (this time I used Dina Wakley's paint).

And removed some paint again here and there..

I then used an old credit card to add some more paint to the sides.

Pushing the paint from out to in with the card lying relatively flat.

I then dry brushed through a couple of stencils.

 ..which gave life to the page.

I stamped one of Dina's butterflies on book paper
 and gave it a quick brush with what was left in my paint brush, cut it out and adhered to the page using matte gel medium.

Finally I added William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 on my pages.

...and ended up with a finished double page in my ledger and monochromatic fingers..