Friday, 12 March 2010

catching up

I had such a busy week last week I was exhausted for days!!  But I really wanted to share some of the things I was up to.  The most recent was the second of my Art Journalling workshops, imaginatively titled 'Art Journalling 2', which I taught it at Paddy's Stamping Place. [now on tour in Crewe and Wantage ;)] 

Look how studious my students are, bless them!

Art journalling for me is about taking time to play, so we spent time exploring fun and unusual ways of adding colour and texture to our journals.

I officially lost my marbles that day!  But what a fabulous effect :)  How cool would journalling look like written on those yellow lines?

And although the shaving foam was a bit messy, it smelt delicious :)

Unfortunately my camera battery died on the second workshop, but masking over these delicate stencilled patterns with a strong colour is just stunning, I promise you!

Then there's stencilling through a sink drainer mat..

..and through a potato masher.  Later we spent time playing a game that resulted in us adding different layers to our pages in random order.

This resulted in some very different pages, as well as lots of relaxed and happy people.

These pages are still works in progress, but you can already see how exciting they will be!

The best thing about teaching art journalling though, is seeing how people relax and start to enjoy the materials they are using.  Thanks everyone, I had a GReaT time :)


  1. Looks like you and your students had a great time, what wonderful pages. Who would have thought of stencilling through a potato masher, inspired!!


  2. This looks like great fun. I'm seeing 'Wantage' and thinking, ooh, that's not far from here! Thanks for your lovely message on my blog :o)

  3. Looks like a fab session. I remember having fun with you and am looking forward to the June session in at the Stamp Attic

  4. This looks like so much fun!!! I rang the Stamp Attic today and managed to get a place on your Art Journaling 1 workshop on 10th April - really looking forward to it - I think it's about 1 1/2 hrs from here so I shall be leaving nice and early - don't want to be late and miss anything!



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