.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Collage Mixed Media.

I had a small box that was part of the packaging from a purchase, I flattened it out and made several holes.


Stitched some dyed fibre..


Backed this onto a scrap of kraft card, red ink and some red embossing powder completed the background.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Mixed Media Collage

This fortnight the current theme is Kraft Card, over on the PaperArtsy blog.



I love to use Kraft card, love the earthy feel and texture. It also takes various products to great effect whether it be acrylic paints, dry mediums.

Started off by experimenting with some Infusions and Distress Oxide re inkers.


This led me on to play on a larger piece of Kraft card. Love the interaction of the Infusions and Oxide re inkers.


I used the leaf stamp from Lin Brown ELB34 set of stamps by PaperArtsy.


I used some silver foil packaging from some biscuits!!


My substrate is an old cardboard envelope, love the irregularity of the shape, and left the air mail sticker!!

Friday, 13 April 2018

Collage Wabi Sabi Wall Book

Been experimenting making little books recently. Had an idea of a wall book!!


Tricky to photograph..


Love the idea of interactive art, nice to walk past and turn the pages!!


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Cut and Paste Collage.

Trying out a different type of collage, cut pieces from magazines. This was for a challenge on one of my Facebook groups.


Here is my starting point.


Enjoyed this new experience, with a bit of humour as well!!!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Card and Fabric Collage.

Experimenting with layers of Kraft Card and textiles..


Black parchment with a Dahlia from the Groovi system plates via Clarity Stamp.


A little bit of naked flame to create texture, and some stitching.


Love how the stitches look through both the parchment and card.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Boro Repair Stitch on Rusty Card!

Using some DecoArt Media Line acrylics, created a rusty effect onto some craft card. Love the effect of Boro Repair stitch, so removed some sections.


Used a blue coloured thread, next time will try a different blue.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Paper Collage with Stitching.

I had an idea to create a long waterfall onto some parchment. This was a big mistake trying to plan something. I carried on, and concentrated on practicing some more stitching!!


I took a naked flame to the parchment, love this effect. Even though it didn't work out as I planned, I am glad I continued with it.