Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Art Marks Day 16 - Notice

Evening Everyone! 

I'm just back from another solo trip to the cinema. I watched Battle of the Sexes, a film about Billie Jean King's fight for equal tennis prize money for female and male players, and her famous match with Bobby Riggs in 1973. I thought it was an enjoyable film.

Here's my February Art Marks page for Day 16's prompt 'Notice'. It's very pink page for that cute little pup. 


I used a new PaperArtsy Tracy Scott set of Fresco paints, which includes these beautiful brights, Cerise, Slimed and Sargasso. The pup image is mounted on a fennel teabag, with paint and marks added. Looks like she's resting on a pink polkadot bed spread.



Have a wonderful evening,

Alison x

Monday, 19 February 2018

Wild Animals and Teabags

Hello Friends!

Here's my Day 15 Art marks page, with the word prompt 'Evolve'. Needs no explanation...we are evolving constantly.


I used an old credit card and new PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco acrylics, to create layer after layer of colour and lines. Painted the word, adhered some postage stamps, then finished with circles stamped with a lids and white gel pen marks.



Almost forgot... here are my teabags for 365 Somethings, Week Seven...


I originally did some stencilling and marks on the bags, but didn't like it, so I painted all over with black Fresco acrylic, then stamped and embossed some PA Ellen Vargo images with Stampendous Frantage EP in various colours. Finished with some splatters of white Bombay India Ink. Now I love!!! I really ought to use these EPs more!


Have a great week everyone!

Alison x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Art Marks Day 14 - Connect

Hello Folks!

I'm back with my next Art Marks page. We had a visit from my folks yesterday afternoon, and to be honest, I didn't feel a creative urge all day. I'm much better today though, after a lovely cross country walk to a nearby village for Sunday roast lunch.


I began with some PaperArtsy stencils, and used new Seth Apter Fresco Finish acrylic paints. I adhered some teabags, added some Tim Holtz rub ons, then finished with some marks and doodles. It was lovely to connect with nature today on our walk, but there were no butterfles, only dogs, horses & birds.



Wishing you a creative week ahead,

Alison x


Friday, 16 February 2018

Art Marks Day 13 - Whittle

Happy Friday Folks!

I'm sharing another Art Marks journal page, and today's word is 'Whittle'. It's another minimalist page with lots of white space. I rather like this whittled down look.


The image of the lady blowing a bubble is from a packet of hotel soap I saved. I used acrylic paints and pens to paint more bubbles and add marks.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Alison x


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Art Marks Day 12 - Unfold

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Day 12's Art Marks word is Unfold. Until recently, I'd rarely unfold on my blog, and share personal details. It was all about showing the art, and as few words as possible. I don't really like writing to be honest. Haha! Today, the bosses of the company who are taking over the rail project hubby is working on, are coming in to meet the staff. It will be interesting to see what unfolds from this!


On this page, I adhered torn book page, teabag, and Gelli Print scrap, then added marks and doodles with acrylic paint and pens. It was a 20 minute page, as it's a sunny day, and I was going out for a walk and coffee with my best friend and her son. 



Enjoy the rest of your day,

Alison x


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Art Journal Journey - D is for Dog

Hello All!

The Artmarks word for Day 11 is 'Change'. Not sure what the word 'Change' means to me, have to think about that one. Although, there are changes with my Hubby's work of course, with his employer in liquidation. We're still waiting to see what will happen. 


My page started out like yesterday's, with some paint, teabags, and book page scraps. Then I added some pictures of dogs that I tore from Age Concern junk mail, painted hearts, words and splatters. I only found out afterwards that it's Chinese New Year, and it's The Year of the Dog...spooky and appropriate for today! I'm linking my page to Rike's Animals From A-Z Challenge at Art Journal Journey.


I spotted a heart on my coffee paper this morning...appropriate for Valentine's Day.


And finally, I was excited to see this fox sleeping by the debris of our daughter's old trampoline in the garden last night. I couldn't get a very good photo with my little old camera, as it was getting dark.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Alison x


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Moo Mania - Love

Hello Folks! 

I was in a minimalist mood for today's Artmarks page, just some book page scraps, teabags, pink/white Fresco Finish Chalk acrylic paint, and black/white pens.


The word for Day 10 is quit. Quit that self-doubt...Heart your art!


I'm linking today's page to Moo-Mania's Love/Valentine's Challenge, and as it's teabag art, I'm also linking to Elizabeth's Tuesday T-Day.

I've got a filter coffee dripping/brewing at the moment, I might have to warm it up in the microwave! Lol!

Happy T-Day!

Alison x