Another Altered Book Page

This Altered Book page is all about afternoon tea – with your bestie, on a rooftop bar in London. Naked.

 

Adventures in Negative Painting

I have been a bit obsessed with negative painting lately.  It looks so simple and easy – but I found out that it isn’t. How do they make it look so effortless? I decided to give it a go and practice with a few different watercolours to find out which type works best with negative painting. Attempt 1: Windsor and Newton Watercolours On the left, I…

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Art Journalling 101 – Creatures 2

For my next art journalling adventure I created another spread using Bybun’s creatures class. This spread uses white creatures instead of black. I took the dedication on the first page of the book (For Dad, who enjoyed travelling the world but was always happiest coming home to London) and tried to create a theme inspired by travel and home. Here are some (slightly blurry) images…

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Art. Life. Snacks. March Favourites!

March was a pretty chill month. I spent the whole month working from home – which basically meant PJs and unlimited snacks! We also got a long weekend at the end of the month for Easter which is always appreciated! Llamas I’ve mentioned before that I’m pretty obsessed with llamas. We found ourselves in a very strange store last weekend that sold all kinds of…

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100 Faces Challenge – A Review

I started the 100 faces challenge on September 22nd, 2017 where I aimed to draw one face every day for 100 days. I was aiming to finish the last day of December – but Christmas, travel, illness, and procrastination got in the way and I finished on February 11th, 2018.  I wrote this post on the day I finished this challenge – but I forgot…

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Art Journaling 101 – Creatures

I posted a video on altered book art journaling last week. In the video I got as far as choosing a book and prepping the pages with gesso. After it was posted I realized that I had no idea what to do next. So I did what I do best – and put it off. But I was watching a Bybun twitch stream the other day (you know…

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Dipping my toes in the water(colour)

I have decided to crack open one of my many watercolour Sketchbooks I have been collecting. I haven’t used any of them because I don’t want to “ruin” them. So I have been practising watercolours in regular sketchbooks – which isn’t the best as the paper quality is often not appropriate. So I’ve dedicated one sketchbook to just practice and experimentation. It is my no-stress-watercolour-sketchbook. Materials I…

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Altered Book Art Journal 01

Watch me make an Altered Book Art Journal! I have been seeing a lot of cool art journals and altered books on YouTube and Instagram lately and really got in the mood to give it a go myself! I am a total noob at this and I am just learning as I go – so feel free to leave any tips or advice if you are a pro, or follow along with me if you’re a beginner and we can learn together 🙂 In this first episode, I am just going to be prepping the book.

A (kinda) One Week Sketchbook

I finished a previous post by stating I was taking up a One Week Sketchbook challenge. Did I do it? Not. Quite. But I got close! Closer than last time when I took 18 days. I got this sketchbook from a previous Scrawlrbox – it’s a Silvine A5 40-page sketchbook with relatively good page quality. It takes dry-ish watercolour okay, pencil very well, and I even…

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