Art Journaling – Gelli Printing

I love patterned papers – all those delightful, colourful designs. That is where I started with collage before including book pages/newsprint/music sheets/serviettes. And then I discovered something new to collage with in my art journaling – gelli printing. I have since made several art journal pages by collaging with gelli prints … Different Ways to […]

Art Journaling Background Techniques

In art journaling, background techniques are a great part of the fun.  They are a chance to get some colour down on the page and in a layering approach in art journaling, background techniques are just the first few layers which may be covered up. I tend to divide art journaling background techniques into 2 […]

3 Ways to Celebrate Primroses You’ll Love

I saw my first primrose yesterday, a sure sign of Spring. I love their delicate yellow flowers far more than the related garden primulas that can be bought. They have a number of medicinal properties that the Celts used them for, including treating arthritis, as a skin toner, as a sedative and for treating bladder […]

Raven & Periwinkle Art Journal Spread.

I was reading about Celtic lore for February, the month of the snowdrop. The petals of the snowdrop symbolised death to the Celts so this week I had a look at lore surrounding death. The Celts believed it was unlucky to disturb the periwinkles that they grew on graves and also that it was unlucky […]

The Mighty Oak – distress oxide background

You can see the video of me making this spread here: YouTube – The Mighty Oak. This art journal spread was inspired by Oak trees. These trees are steeped in tradition in the U.K. especially as they can grow to be so old. Their long life and great size has led to them being recognisable […]

Exploring Drawing and Painting.

For this exercise we had to choose a subject and then explore different ways of depicting it with media. We were encouraged to use anything we had available and as I have been experimenting with mixed media in my art journaling I used the suplies I had in my ‘stash’. I interpretted that the sirit […]