Tuesday, 23 November 2010

soul card

Hi Back to art everyday.... today I decided to make an archetype card for my soul collage deck..and for some reason I felt I needed to do the death card... The death card signifies change and transformation..and a soul collage deck cannot be complete without this card..
I put the butterfly on the card as it to transforms completely from one thing to another always to something mor beautiful.......The white light is where death takes you when your time has come( having had a near death experience I know this...) but also when it is time for a change a light will show you the way. The stone wall corridor towards the light represents the journey from one place to another. I feel better having made this card and Im now wondering what change will come my way..

Thursday, 18 November 2010

daily art

todays art is a set of atc backgrounds created for a swap with a theme of festival...They have been created using sharpe pens and stazon black ink and stamps . The one in the miidle of the top row has gold leaf pen on too. There will be posted off to my friend who will add images and an an embelishment..

Monday, 15 November 2010

over the weekend I did 3 tarrot cards..they are part of a swap Im in and will become part of a set of all 22 major tarrot cards. They are not intended for use just as an artistic journey..

Saturday, 13 November 2010


More backgrounds today....created with inks,wax pastels, acrylic paints and of course....gesso!!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

day 10 todays offering is x3 post card size backgrounds(4" by 6") created for a project starting in the new year... called Creative Journey...if you would like to play along you can please email me for details at slowwalker@btinternet.com.... the backgrounds have been created by using gesso, arcylics, ink pads and the black and white image is a recycled greeting card

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Day 10...today Ive created a decorated envelope and its going to be sent to my friend Gina in the states..its a recycled envelope you can see the old stamp in the corner!!. I created it by layering with gesso first and the adding some liquid ink and spreading it out with an old credit card. I then added acrylic paint and did the same, I then filled in the gaps with water soluble wax pastels and
to finish off I stamped over the top using gesso on the stamp and with a flower stamp using stazon ink.. I think that would give the postman someting to talk about!!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Day 8 I've been taking part in a swap where you start off with a background and then each artist in the swap says what is to be addedd next. Its such fun. The pages for this swap were about travel... Here are the results.....

Monday, 8 November 2010

Day 6 of art per day

Todays art is a soul collage card for my community suit..Ive chosen to have the spirit of Amelia Earhart as she was so brave and I need some more bravery in my life at times!!
Day 6 had some fun with this background.......Stick down some pictues from a magazine and then add some liquid ink and spread out with a credit card, be sure to leave some white areas.
Then add some black stamped images. Next add some acrylic paint and spread out,again using the credit card. Then roughly draw some circles with with some gesso and then press a piece of scrap paper on the top to spread out the paint.
then using a circle stencil and gesso create some circles, you can also draw some circle shapes with a white crayon too...
Day 5
Today I just used watercolour paints and a pen to create this page..I drew around my own hand and incorportated the pictures already on the page,

art every day...day 4

Today Ive done the first page in a new journal circle stating in 2011.its called artistic evolution and each artist that recieves my book will evolve the page from the previous one. They will do this by taking colours and elements from the page I wonder what will follow my page?

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Todays art is a shabby chic...luggage label..shabby chic is messy,grubby and tatty looking like its been around for a long time!! I love this look, hope you do too
The label is created with torn papers that have been aged using distress ink plus..fibers muslin fabric, cut up ribbon, lace and there is a safety pin with fibers ect tied in it too..

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Today I have done a watercolour wash background and then used gesso to create txture as well as pva glue...I have added colour on top using wax pastels
Its called whats the message for you??

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Journey through art page 1

Hello...Today I will begin a journey through art, altered book project. I found an old art book in a charity shop and I decided to alter it into a new book of my own. I will remove the pages and alter them one at a time. The images I use will be from the book only, together with mixed media materials.
Todays frount page is created with gesso , acrylics,wax pastels sand paper, and a black ink pad.