Friday, 15 July 2016

Assemblage Clock

Hi Everyone,  sorry I haven't been around much lately but I've busy redecorating my living room.
Anyway, I thought I'd  share  this project I did a while ago.
I finally managed to get my hands on a Tim Holtz assemblage Clock.  I had been looking for one for ages but they always seemed to have been sold out! I just couldn't  wait to get to work on this!
I coloured the shiny chrome surface with alcohol inks to make it look old and rusty. Used some off cuts of Tim Holtz papers for the insides which were then coloured with Distress Inks. I used The Artist Stamper ' Tick-Tock'  butterfly and flower stamps to create the 3D butterfly and rose and then added a little glass phial filled with watch parts and then added a quote and some ribbons to finish it off. Had loads of fun doing this project as I do love this kind of work but it has been such a long time since I have done any because of college studies.
A close up of the ' contents  ' of the clock.

And here is a close up of the finish.

Thanks for dropping by.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend. 
Take care
Jackie x

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Art Journaling

One of the first things I promised myself when I finished college was to do more art journaling. I think it is a great way to practice to practice new techniques and try out new ideas as well as a great way to blow off some steam and vent a little.
I was lucky enough to be able to take a workshop with Glenda Waterworth a couple of weeks ago. It was a very informative class which I thoroughly enjoyed. It also boosted my confidence a little as I haven't  really done a lot of journaling in this kind of style.

I started this journal in Glenda's class as I had bought it when I was at college specifically for working in when I had finished. It is a Pink Pig spiral bound A4 size.
This page was done fairly quickly by starting out using Gesso.  When dry I then did some writing using pro markers. The purpose of the Gesso was to make sure the pro markers didn't  bleed through the page. Anyway after writing in the 'normal' direction (left to right) I rotated the page , changed colour and wrote the same again. I did this three times changing colour each time. Then covered the whole page in another coat of Gesso.  When dry I then sprayed with Dylusions inks. Dried them off and then used some stencils with Distress Inks. The words were also done using stencils. I used a black rollerball and a white Posca Paint marker to highlight the word Change. These two words relate to the journaling which was covered up.
I didn't  really plan this page as such, I just sat down and played around and this is what came out.
I am feeling pretty rotten today (stinking cold) so had to give the redecorating of the living room a miss.

Thanks for dropping by

Take care

Jackie x

Monday, 4 July 2016

Home project.....DIY Godess !!

Hi Everyone, as you can see I'm in the process of redecorating my living room.  I'm also looking into updated my furniture. The tv/media unit had seen better days so looked into buying a new but couldn't  really find one I liked or could afford so I built my own!!

Two packs of pine tongue and groove flooring, some legs for kitchen units, some flat trim/beading and a couple of tins of Jacobean Dark Oak wood dye!!
Here you can see the work in progress. Nothing majorly difficult really but as this was my first attempt I decided simple would be best!
I must admit to being rather pleased with the the end result and just adore the colour!

Not bad eh? And a wee bit cheaper too. 

Thanks for dropping by

Have a lovely day whatever you have planned.

Jackie x