Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Documented Life Project™ 2016: JULY

I can't believe it's already August. I'm here with a recap of the July pages on my Documented Life Project journey.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 14: Colour Mixing

I'm here with a quick journal page for the new PaperArtsy topic of Colour mixing.

I have plenty of colour wheels in my stash - I don't really use them when painting because I know the colour theory well from school and from my career of a graphic designer.
I had several "colour wheel" projects on my mind but this one seemed the best for the journal I'm using.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 13: Paper Piecing

I'm back with another PaperArtsy challenge. I've missed a couple of the previous ones - my "real" life was getting in the way of my artsy life. But, almost unexpectedly, my muse returned for the Paper Piecing topic.

First, I made several gelli plate prints which I then stamped with various stamps.

Then I sketched my template for cutting and cut the gelli plate prints into pieces which I then reassembled back into the original layout.

I edged the pieces with black distress paint and also added dashed line along the edges in white ink.

Finally, I added some words and glued the layout into my kraft journal. 

This is one of my favourite techniques, you might have seen me doing it before ;-)

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Documented Life Project™ 2016: JUNE

I'm here with my June Documented Life Project pages. June's been a busy month for me, with less time (and energy) for painting. Summer is here officially, but this is my least favourite season because high temperatures don't agree with me. It's the season of little sleep and headaches...

extra page I painted this month

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

MAY Documented Life Project™ 2016: the unPlanner™

The month of May was full of contradictions - on one hand, I was able to fulfil my self-imposed "create daily" challenge, on the other, I really struggled to find inspiration to do my Documented Life pages. And then, in an unexpected burst of creativity, I finished three pages in one day.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

"Create Daily in May" challenge

Recently, I've seen quite a lot of people over on social media doing various daily challenges. I wanted to try something of my own, so I challenged myself to do one piece of mini art a day in May.

I wanted to keep the mini art in my Documented Life journal, so I was a bit limited by the size of the paper I planned to attach the finished pieces to. The ideal size seemed to be 1,5 inches.

I confess, I didn't manage to create daily. Sometimes, I created two pieces a day - beacuse I was lagging behind or because I just wanted to create more (and have a day off the following day LOL).

Some pieces were done very quickly when I just wanted to get it done but some are quite elaborate and I'm very proud of what I've been able to achieve.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

PaperArtsy 2016 Topic 10: Doodles (guest blog post)

Here am I with another guest blog post I had the opportunity to write for PaperArtsy. The theme was "Doodles".

You can find the blog post here.

Thank you, PaperArtsy team, for allowing to share my art with your readers!!

As I mention in my blog post, I have a certain "theme" that seems to follow me through my life ;-)


It reappears from time to time, and then goes away.

This is the layout I initially wanted to create for the blog post:

I'm glad I changed my mind because it looks a bit flat.