Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Dream Journal

 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
I really cannot believe we are nearly 
half way through March and it will soon be Easter....this year is flying by!!

Today I'm sharing with you my "Dream Journal" 
created using the Eileen Hull travel journal die, along with a mash up of lots
 different products that I have in my stash but have not had chance to use.
The journal was cut using mount board which then I painted with gesso...
Next I built up lots of layers of paint, I used a mix of distress and decomedia paints. 
I painted using my fingers that way you don't get the brush marks. I then rubbed away some of the paint and repeated the process.
I added a layer of Rangers crackle medium and left it to dry.
The centre is made up using rusty wire, torn text, old watch parts, an optical lense and an idea-ology star, a vintage key and the words are from 7dots studio (paint chips)
Using the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Merchant set (one of my new favourites!) I stamped in Archival ink, I also added some of the number remnant rub ons and a clock face to the lense.
I really didn't have any idea how the journal was going to end up (I never do!)....but I really enjoyed creating the layers for it. I will put it to good use and journal some of my many hopes and dreams...
Thank you so much for passing by the little shabby shed...feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and every one!

Have a great week!

Friday, 2 March 2018

Grungy Panel

Hello friends
I hope you are all good!

Today I had a snow day, which meant I couldn't get into my day job
 due to the "Beast from the East" snow storm....its been so cold here in the UK
it hasn't helped that my boiler has seized due to the frozen pipes, so at the moment I have no central heating or hot water....Thank goodness for our log burner!

As cold as it has been, it has allowed me to finish this panel of grunge, that I started earlier in the week...
Due to other commitments and recent deadlines, Ive not really had chance to create for myself,
something that I've really missed..... so today I made time just for me!
The panel is an offcuts of plywood that I save from the log burner...
I've used a real mixture of lots of different products on this, sometimes
I forget to use all the stash I have stuffed away, so this was great
to experiment with products I already have.
The star is mounted on an old vintage camera lens from my stash, 
I attached some rusty wire around it
I've used lots of layers, stencils, mediums, paints...it was a anything goes kind of make!
I've used lots of layers, stencils, mediums, paints...it really is an anything goes kind of make!
As always please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and every one
I really hope that the snow clears up soon....we are in March right?
Have a great weekend