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

Monday, 13 March 2017


Very proud today, as this is my first post for the Paperartsy blog.

The background started off with a brayered coat of Fresco Chalk Paint Cheesecake. I brayered on some masking fluid, and some Fresco Chalk Paint Tango mixed with Cheesecake.

This layer shows neat Tango applied with a kitchen scourer.

The picture frame consists of several die cuts glued together and some kitchen paper towel wrapped around them. The gates were heat embossed in Gold and a wash of Infusions Lemoncello.

The fabric and wool were dyed with a mixture of Inky Pool and Zesty Zing Fresco Chalk Paints and used to re connected the cut sections of the board.

This project was so much fun, I enjoyed all of the processes and it all came together really well.

Monday, 6 March 2017


This is a A5 water colour board that I have 'recycled' as I did not like the original picture I had made. 

I had run out of Texture Paste, so I made my own using some wood ash and matt medium.

The wood ash was a little damp when I mixed it with the matt medium, so I left it overnight to harden off.

I sprinkled over some Paperartsy Infusions Blackcurrant and sprayed with water, A little later when I checked the wood ash mixture started to break up a little, I guess it was a little too damp.

I did not like it at first, but after a couple of days I began to really enjoy looking at it. It reminds me of an ariel photograph of a ravine or river bed, the infusions like tributaries!!

The larger particles are charcoal, nice effect!!!. Boulders brought down when the glacier melted millions of years ago!!

This certainly needs more experimentation and playing, and with different colours.