1 April 2012

This and that

The photos show the front and back of my current art journal. I set a challenge on UKStampers to take inspiration from a modern (ish) abstract painter and alter something using inspiration from your favourite abstract artists and stamps. I choose Wassily Kandinksy. The front is inspired by a painting called Patch of Puddles. I began by creating shapes with modelling paste, leaving three squares flat for stamping.
I then added dylusion acrylic paints and wiped some off with a baby wipe.
I stamped with three Paper Artsy stamps and sealed with some acrylic gel medium.
The back was inspired by the painting Composition V111.
Once painted I added more paper artsy stamps and then some gel medium

I blotted this with a paper towel to create texture. And now for something different... (well not altered or stamped)
This LO shows our eldest two daughters 20 years ago. It is based on a Sketch given by a group I belong to on UKS called Scrap a Sketch. The embellishments on the bottom of the photo hide distracting elements in the photo.

The journalling tag pulls out and describes the day and some of the Easter traditions we had when the children were much younger.


  1. Great journal,I love what you've done with the front.Great layout too.

  2. Fab projects - love the textural interperation of the paintings for the journal!

  3. I love the dimensional effect on your jounal cover! :)

  4. Love the colours and how tactile your cover looks

  5. Wow! Love all that fabulous texture on the cover! x

  6. Love, love love your art journal! Beautiful colors and full of wonderful texture :) Gorgeous layout too!


  7. Fab covers, I love lots of texture and this looks great - the colours are lovely too. Liking your LO too- scrapbooking hasn't been getting much of a look in in my craft life recently - I must change that! JulieD