Monthly Archives: November 2016

Friday In The Studio – Christmas Workshop

Ok so I’m not actually posting this on Friday but a day late on Saturday. I’ve a good reason but the day just whizzed by in a blur as I’ve been preparing for a Christmas workshop in a couple of weeks.

I’ll be teaching the group how to use Mega flakes by Indigoblu which I love love love using plus we’ll put together a few cards for Christmas. I’ll also show them some techniques with Distress Inks to create a few backgrounds which I know they’ll love.

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For the moment my table looks like this as I sort out the kits. There’s plenty of sparkle going on here.

Hopefully I can get to update my planners this weekend too and start preparations for next year.

Happy Saturday everyone.

Jaine

 

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Friday In The Studio – My Sketchbook Is Almost Full

“Dear Father Christmas, please can you bring me a new sketchbook as I’ve almost filled mine up since I started it in January. Thank you”

I’ve only a couple of pages left in it and at the rate I’m going I’ll need to add a few tip-ins before Christmas. If anyone can recommend a good one preferably hard cover A4 please tell me as I’d be interested to know.

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I know it’s a bit corny and I’ve said it so many times but I find the forest in Autumn so full of inspiration. When I get back from a walk my pockets are usually filled with treasures I’ve picked up along the way. I have to point out the mushroom below didn’t end up in my pocket, I took a photo instead. Just sayin’

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I really need to work on my Christmas card design for this year and I’ll be working in those last few pages.

Have a good weekend

Jaine x

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Friday In The Studio – Getting Ready For December

Who documents December in a special journal? This random pile is a few of my journals from past years including an altered book, fabric, faux dori and a mini file folder for Instagram photos, I’ve tried them all.

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This year I’ve decided to go once again with an altered book but this time I’ve taken the pages out and used only the cover.

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I thought I’d go with an elastic style binding to hold the pages in which will enable me to reuse the cover next year.

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I used watercolour paper for the inside pages as I can paint, glue and do almost anything I feel like to them without them falling apart and just as a bit of an experiment I decided to tea dye the paper for a bit of a vintage feel.

Oh boy I had no idea that it would make me so happy once the pages were dry. To be honest, I really should have done it before I sewed the pages together as it was a bit of an afterthought but I was so happy with the colour, the staining and even how the pages curled and buckled once they’d dried. I was positively squealing with delight.

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I’ve three books or signatures of five papers each sewn together on the sewing machine and these fit through the elastics in the cover.

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The cover has been decorated with firstly some Collage tissue paper from Canvas Corp along with some lace, tags, stickers and a few sequins.

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I am more than happy with it and can’t wait to dive in.

I’d love to know if you’re going to document December in any way? Let me know.

Have a good weekend.

Jaine x

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