Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

16 February 2019

Not just a block of wood...

... its a substrate for doodling!

I really like working on these 'offcuts' of wood... I like the texture of the wood, and the weight of them - and they are easy to use as substrate because the wood is nice and smooth to work on.

I started with a block of wood painted Slate grey...

Planned where the position of the mask/stencil making sure that it would wrap nicely around the sides of the block... (This stencil is PS085, one I designed for PaperArtsy - you can buy/order it from your local PaperArtsy stockist)

I sponged 2 colours of paint (Guacamole & Chalk) across the surface of the block blending as I went along...

I really like the resulting contrast of the grey, green and white....

Couldn't resist breaking out the white pen and got busy doodling on top of the Slate - it makes the design much more delicate...

Its hard to know when to stop doodling... lol

Thanks for popping in...


13 February 2019

Classes at Create98...

Create98 is a great new workshop venue on The Broadway in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. It offers a fantastic variety of creative classes - flower arranging, photography, painting, printing & sewing to list just a few.
You can see all the details and class listings on their website at www.create98.co.uk 

I’m really pleased to be offering two days of classes - 

16 March 2019
AM: Card making : bottom right photo above shows samples of the style of cards we'll be making
PM: Blooms around the block : left hand photo shows sample - create in colours of your choice

06 April 2019
Cover to contents : upcycled journal making (top right photo) - this is a sort of Wombles approach to journal making - using found papers, upcycled element and lovely bits and pieces to create a junk journal... (start saving envelopes and interesting bits and pieces now!)

To book a place please contact the shop either via the website or on the phone.

Hope you can join me!!

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