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  • Single page layout by LOUISE CROSBIE
    June 10, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Single page layout by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Today I’m sharing a layout that features, mostly, 49 and Market paper and ephemera.  I’ve included some of my own original old ephemera like a receipt from a Victorian ironworks in Coatbridge here in Scotland. Particularly suitable as the photo...

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  • Wooden plaque by LOUISE CROSBIE
    May 16, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Wooden plaque by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hello there. Todays project is a decorated plaque.  It started when I had been casting resin in moulds and I had a little dribble of left over resin in the mixing cup. Rather than waste it I poured it into...

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  • Art Journal cover by LOUSIE CROSBIE
    May 4, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Art Journal cover by LOUSIE CROSBIE

    The project I’m sharing today is yet another art journal cover.  I have to hold my hands up and say the photos are far brighter than the real life object and that’s because there are metallique paints and waxes involved...

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  • Bits & Pieces mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    March 25, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Bits & Pieces mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have a mixed media project for you that was created from random bits and pieces lying on my desk from previous projects! I started by placing the embellishments on the background until I was happy...

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  • Steampunk style canvas by LORI WOODS
    March 14, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Steampunk style canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have a project for you in my favourite style- steampunk!  I started with a reversed canvas and used a stencil with modelling paste to create a background pattern. I then dabbed some of the paste unevenly over the edges...

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  • Accidentally Rusty Clock by LOUISE CROSBIE
    March 9, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Accidentally Rusty Clock by LOUISE CROSBIE

    My project today was one of those that started out with an idea and ended up so far from that idea it’s almost in a different galaxy lol. It was going to be night sky, cosmic, nebula themed in colours...

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  • Altered plastic frame by LOUISE CROSBIE
    January 22, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered plastic frame by LOUISE CROSBIE

    My first design team project of 2022 is an altered plastic frame from a charity shop. It’s about 12inches (30.5 cm) tall but I didn’t measure it. It was quite ugly and cheap looking as it was but my friend...

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  • Hope in your heart by LOUISE CROSBIE
    December 24, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Hope in your heart by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Im sharing this winter plaque that I made on a very sturdy piece of corrugated cardboard.   It’s captioned “A star of hope in your heart” as, let’s face it, winter alone can leave us needing hope of...

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  • Christmas Time - Mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    December 23, 2021 Janine O'Rourke

    Christmas Time - Mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! I wanted to create a Christmas themed project and found a little toy Christmas tree to use as my starting point. I started by using the Iris Tapestry stencil to create some background texture with Modelling Paste. With Heavy Body...

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