Friday in the studio


As promised I’ve finished editing the new video and it’s ready to be published. It’s full of texture and how to achieve it and a good way to use up some of those old chipboard shapes we all have hidden away and forgotten about.

So without waffling on for too long, here it is,

Have a good weekend

Jaine x

Monday in the studio with my Moleskine journal

Don’t you just love it when you get to fill up a journal? This is my Moleskine which I’ve had for ages now. It’s an A4 size and I’ve been through phases where I’ve loved it one minute then gone off it the next. In the beginning A4 was an exciting size to work on but slowly as I started to make my own smaller sized journals from scratch I felt the bigger pages were just too intimidating. More recently however, I’ve gone back to A4 and love it.

This is how fat it’s become as I get near the end. My left hand pages are all curved and bent meaning I can only work on the right but I’ll add loose leaves to the left so no space will be wasted. A new one will have to be on my Christmas wish list.


It’s been a busy week with half term and Halloween coming up and stuff for the shop to finish¬† off. I did get to do a bit of journaling with Clare Brown though where we worked on using silhouettes on a page.

I love doing this, it’s my favourite way to work on a page and the ways you can use a silhouette are endless. I think in the future I may do a tutorial on it so you can see how I put the page together.

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Going black and white

One of the nice things about crafting with a friend is being able to give each other ideas and challenges sometimes way out of your comfort zone. This week during a conversation with Clare she challenged us both to create a black and white background. As a lover of colour, colour and more colour this was already sounding scary but once I’d covered my page with black gesso (way too scary for words) then white, I thought, hey I can do this.

I decided on a sketch of a crow as I’m still wallowing in the Halloween vibe and some simple pen work with water colour to paint in my bird.

black journal page

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