Sunday 3 January 2016

Art Journal self-therapy! - That Craft Place

Good morning!  It is time for a new challenge over at the
That Craft Place challenge blog

This fortnight (and for all challenges from now on) the theme is


The prize is 5 digistamps from the That Craft Place Etsy store!
"Friendship" - An Art Journal Page by TheCrippledCrafter
"Friendship" - An Art Journal Page by TheCrippledCrafter
I started this page on the 21st after finding out my amazingly awesome friend Erin (I say my best friend!), was leaving the UK to return to Canada.  By the time this post is published, my besty will have been back home with her parents for over a week and hopefully settled!

Her favourite colours are blue, purple and green so I tried to incorporate these in my page.

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I used the following materials:
White Gesso
Acrylic paint
Pastel Sticks
Derwent Academy Watercolour Pencils
Inktense Pencil (Black)
Patterned paper
Archival Ink (Tree Branch, Watering Can, Jet Black)
Tim Holtz Graph & Croc stamps
Molotow Paint Marker (Black)
Posca Paint Marker (Black & White)

All products above available from That Craft Place.
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Process Notes:

I created this journal page in my handmade art journal.  The left page is a sewn pocket into which the extra panel slides.

I morosely created the background with purply blue, green and turquoise acrylic paint but was not entirely happy with the results so I rubbed it back just a little with baby wipes before going back over with pastels. I loved that effect!  I used a cheap hairspray as a fixative.

It is the first time I've played with pastels. I bought them in preparation for the Wanderlust course by Everything Art.  I'm so excited for the course to get started!

I cut the whimsical houses from patterned paper that I dug out of my overflowing scrap box! I am viewing to use more scraps during 2016!!
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Here are some more photos:

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Thank you as always for popping by, myself and the other That Craft Place DT very much look forward to seeing your creations!
Please can I enter this project into the following challenge(s):


  1. So very beautiful. Loving the bright and bold colors on this creation

  2. Hello Sam, Wow these pages are just stunning and look amazing with those colours. Love the little extra pocket as well.


  3. Oh my word this IS fabulous. What amazing colours. X

  4. I'm sure that as you worked on your wonderful piece you processed the close loss of your friend. However of course you may be saving for a trip - Canada I believe is lovely. Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this January.

  5. Fab pages..loving the extra pocket...and that lovely sentiment...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...xx

  6. Such an amazing piece with such meaning and the sentiment is so true! Glad she has only moved and you can still be in touch with her and share such lovely makes! Those colors are my palette too :) Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  7. Lovely art journal page. Great colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


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