It's been a long time since 1, that I have created any watercolour art and 2, that I have done a post for Anna Brim, but yay, I can say that I am happy to be back doing both. I was so inspired by Anna's watercolour snowdrops video tutorial over on her patreon page - patreon.com/mrsbrimbles, that I decided to add my own twist to it using Colourcraft Crystal Colours Brusho as well as watercolour and stamping ink. I still used drawing gum to create a resist for the snowdrops. You can see my full process in the video below.
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I love experimenting with my art and that also means experimenting with the medium and what I create my art work on. I am an avid journal lover (as you know), but I have also been playing around with creating art on canvas.
This can seem daunting, but it needn't be, honestly it is so easy to create a beautiful piece of art on canvas. Read on for tips for beginners on getting started on creating your own art canvas.
Hi all, wow I have been feeling so inspired from Anna Brim's latest patreon videos. This month has great content in both the videos and collage sheets that I had so many ideas for this blog post. I decided to take inspiration from a video she shared with her patrons about using post it notes and doodles. I decided to add my own spin to it and use a painted watercolour background using Daniel Smith half pans, then added doodles to that before cutting the whole page up to make a mixture of ATC Cards, Journal cards and post cards. You can see the whole process below.
Junk Journal Challenge 2018
Hola from Sunny Spain! Yes I am on my holidays in Palma Nova, but scheduled this to go out whilst I was away. Over at Kerrymay Makes a Mess Facebook group last year we ran a challenge for a Travelling Art Journal swap. In the end we had three different circles going and I am pleased to say I have received my journal back. I have been meaning to film the flip through for a few weeks now, so I finally got my backside into gear and have done it. You can see the finished flip through of my book below. Please do drop me a comment on You Tube and leave a thumbs up.
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I shared a flip through of my art journals, so I thought I would do a quick video of a peek into 3 of my art journals to show you the art work I have created recently and when I started. Have a look at the video below for a peek inside.
Hello May... wishing the weather would live up to the Spring Month!
Message from Susie over in my Facebook Group - Here’s this months prompt... I’m sure we can all manage flowers! The colours and prompts are optional but fun to do so enjoy and don’t forget to post your picture here in this feed....Susie xxx? Susie xxx
Hello April! Happy Easter!
Message from Susie over in my Facebook Group - This month I’ve decided to just give you a very broad challenge, a picture and colour palette but no prompts! It may not be to everyone’s taste but you are free to interpret it however you wish!! Even if it’s not your thing please give it a go, we don’t learn and improve unless we try, so have fun and enjoy..... Susie xxx
Well March is here and so is the Beast of the East snow storm! We have March's prompt up over in my Facebook group. You have the whole month to get it done and there will be somewhere for you to post pictures too! Everyone who posts will go into a draw to win a prize, you’ll be allocated numbers at the end of the month and random.org will be used to pick a winner. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in.
Head over to my Art Journaling Facebook Group - Kerrymay Makes A Mess
You can join in at the group, but you can also share over on Instagram/or on social media using the hashtag #kmmamartchallenge2018 and please tag me - I want to see.
For prompt one and two - click here - 12 months of Art Journaling Challenges with prompts
My Monthly Art Journal Creations
It was half term last month, so I did quite a bit of catching up on my art journal pages for various travelling art journals and my own. Here are some of the pages I created in February.
I can't wait to see your creations on Instagram and over in the group. What have you been up to this last month? And more importantly do you have a snow day???
Take Care and Be Safe,