Monday 29 August 2011

Journal has a new home

The journal I've been making, my largest ever, is now in it's new home. I enjoyed ever minute of the process and am soon about to start some smaller ones for my etsy, first though I have to complete another order for a junk journal, it's all assembled, just waiting for it's covers. I'll post photos when it's complete. Here's some more shots of the 'big' journal.

This is the cover and spine.

I created a pocket inside the cover with a piece of embellished felt, I then added one of my owls.

These pages are similar to what I will be teaching in Sydney next year, see here.

As are these.

and these.

I also have a workshop coming up at home this weekend. I will be teaching the foam printing plates again. We will be printing on tissue paper and also on fabric. I made some more foam plates and did some fabric printing on calico with them. There are still a couple of vacancies if anyone wishes to attend, just email me for details.

Foam printing plates.

Printing onto fabric.

Next time I hope to have some photos on my new entrance into my studio. I can now access my studio from my work room where I teach my classes. All of the students who attend my classes at home know how I've been hanging out for a doorway to connect the two rooms. Previously I had to go up and down stairs to get from one to the other.

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Collage Cards on Etsy

I had a rotten throat bug last week that left me without my voice for a few days, not that it mattered, when I work from home I don't get to speak to many people during the day. I was confined to the house, very lethargic, so didn't get an awful lot done. I'm back in action again now so have made some more collage cards for my Etsy. These cards can also be mounted and framed.

Card 1.

Detail of card 1.

Card 2

Detail of card 2.

I will have more listed as they become available.

I also photographed this beautiful detail in a window a couple of weeks ago. I love how it looks like a piece of decorated or printed paper.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Decorated papers and collage kits

I've been busy decorating more papers for journal making and decided to add some to my Etsy. They are decorated on both sides so are ideal for journal making. They are the same papers that I use in all of my journals, including the one in Cloth Paper Scissors.
I've also added some collage/mixed media kits. These consist of a selection of my papers used to demonstrate techniques in class. Some are gelatin prints on tissue, papers from my decorated papers workshops, some of my foam printed tissue paper and scraps of fabric papers, a mixed bag of a variety of styles and colours.

The above two images show one pack of decorated papers, 10 sheets per pack.
This shows both sides of the papers.

Theses two photos are pack two.

The above four photos show the selections of papers in the collage kits.

Off to bed now then sketching class tomorrow. Loving life and art.

Monday 1 August 2011

Hand carved stamps

I've been carving up a storm recently making stamps. I've added these to my Etsy .






If you're looking for more great things on etsy you should visit this site for these gorgeous, character filled cuddly mascots, one watches over me everyday as I work in my studio. They're delightful.

Finally, on a sad note, one of Australia's finest icons passed away last week. She was an inspiration to us all. Margaret Olley, a magnificent artist died in her sleep at 88, she was painting right up until her death, what a life.

At work in her 'studio' which was her whole house. What a lady.