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

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Craftascope Large Rose Petal Mini Book.

When I saw these Large Rose Petal dies from Craftascope, I thought they would make a cool Mini Book.

I used the largest die to make my covers from some board from a Please Do Not Bend envelope. Love to recycle!!

I am exploring earthy colours, so painted with layers of Amsterdam Acrylic Paints, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow and Naples Red.

The inside of my covers I cut using the 3rd largest size die some pieces of patterned paper. Black acrylic gave me a nice border.

The pages were cut using the 2nd largest die, I wanted them to be smaller that the covers. Punched a whole and secured with a metal ring so I can add pages. On going project and great fun.

The rose petal dies can be found here

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

World Collage Day

I haven't used wood blocks for ages, so to celebrate World Collage Day, I came up with this. Found image, sand paper, some packaging from a bar of soap and a blob of plaster!!

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Earth Day Collage

For Earth Day 2019, an initiative run by Paris Collage Collective. I used a crisp packet as my substrate, painted with acrylics and added some collage elements.

Friday, 12 April 2019


Over on the Paper Artsy blog the theme is maps and plans. I saw a fab post by Alison Hall using some Ellen Vargo stamps. Made this collage with some maps from a magazine and added some flowers from a stamp by Ellen Vargo.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Collage on Paper

This piece of paper was the result of moping up some ink from my glass mat. Decided to add a collage, found this picture and added some oil pastel and graphite.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Cuckoo Clock of Sorts!!

Tick Tock is the current theme/topic over on the PaperArtsy blog.

I have had this canvas for a number of years, so decided to recycle!!

Enjoyed using the filling tool that I found in a diy shop. 

Trying out some gold embossing onto painted rice paper.

And on to cardstock, forming parts of the cuckoo clock.

A different view outside.

Paper clay beak.