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EXPLORING ART is my thing - I love crafting - Altering things, Mixed-Media, Art Journalling and Card Making.

I would probably say my favourite styles of crafting are vintage, grunge, shabby chic and; Steam Punk.

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Sunday, 27 January 2013


I've finally found some time to get back to my Art Journal and I'd like to share with you the latest page that I've created.
I've titled it "INSPIRE". - I always seem to have lots of thoughts going around in my head that sometimes gel together into a project which people often tell me has inspired them. In my mind, if I can inspire just one person to create, then everything is worthwhile. I'm very pleased with how this page has turned out. I hope you like like it and also feel inspired. Big Hugs. Lynn

I wanted to give this piece a mystical feel so I painted this Masquerade Mask and whitened face with the cogs spilling out of the top of the head to represent creative thoughts released.
The background was made by first using NeocolourII water-soluble crayons in Black, Red & Yellow, blended with water then over-sprayed & blended with Lindy's stamp gang sprays in Rudolph Nose Red and Screaming Banshee Black. I then stamped script with gold Ink randomly all over the page and painted in the eyes with black acrylic paint.
I Embossed the fancy part around the outside of the mask with gold embossing powder and then added  mica flakes from Cosmic Shimmer randomly attached with PVA glue. I then embossed the centre of the mask with gold embissong powder but only until it just melted to give a sort of bumpy texture.
I glued cogs into the eye sockets. All the cogs used in this page were also embossed with gold embossing powder. I then did some random patches with copper embossing powder and then some more random patches with the Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes onto PVA glue.

I painted and cut out a top of the skull to match the rest of the face and  inked all the edges with brushed corduroy Distress Ink and black Promarker pen. I positioned it onto my page so it appeared that the skull had split open and lifted up as if on a hinge. I found a quote on the Internet, printed it out onto plain paper and cut around it. Glued it into the centre of the skull and rubbed some paint around the edges to try to blend it in to the skull.
I positioned all the cogs so that they appeared to be spilling out of the skull and floating away.

I glued a gem into the centre of the headdress.

I had stamped with a Tim Holtz script stamp randomly in gold ink all over the canvass. I then used another Tim Holtz stamp in the top left & bottom right corners. This staming helped to link the gold of the centre image in with the background.

If you are interested in watching a step-by step video of how I created this page you can watch my YouTube video below. Please visit my YT Channel and subscribe:-

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