Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Julie Nutting Canvas - Collage Couture - Postcard From Paris

This week I would like to show one of my canvasses that I have done over the last couple of years.  The first one is inspired by Julie Nutting from her amazing book “Collage Couture – Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art”   

In it she shows you how to draw your own girls as well as lots of projects to try.  I highly recommend it if you like girly art and mixed media.

I did my own version of her Postcard From Paris canvas but I used an image of the Eiffel Tower from a trip there and converted it using the threshold effect in my photo editing software.

The background is some patterned paper from my stash from a pad I bought at a thrift store of all places. Then I laid down some lilac tissue paper with home-made mod podge and some strips of book paper here and there.  I stamped with Stazon ink using a French text stamp.  Around the edge I used a couple of other stamps from my stash.

I then added the Julie Nutting doll that I had made from using the book as a template and dressed her in patterned paper from my stash.  Once she was glued on and dry I painted her hair with acrylic paint using a couple of shades to add dimension.  Her shoes were coloured using a black Sharpie pen.

I made a stencil of the word Paris and used brown paint for the lettering and outlined the letters in a darker shade.  I then added paper flowers, a small metal charm and a butterfly element in similar tones and she was done.

The little plaque was made from air dry clay and I stamped into it with a rubber stamp.  When dry I coloured it with some distress ink in Dusty Concorde and some bronze ink I had in my stash.

Links to her blog etc:
 Julie Nutting Blog         Julie Nutting Art - Facebook Page

Julie Nutting Website

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Mission Inspiration - Mike Deakin Art Journal Promps - January 2016

I decided to have a go at Mike Deakins art journal prompts for Mission Inspiration and challenge myself.  I am a bit behind with these but have started with January and will complete the other two soon.  The journal book is the Artists' Mixed Media 8 x 8 by Daler-Rowney 250gsm (or 169lb paper)

This is my first real go at art journalling.  Hope you like it. (Will post process video soon on You Tube and will put link on here when finished) Thanks for taking a look.

Or you can visit his website Mike Deakin Art at: