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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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  • 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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  • Junk Journal Cover by LOUISE CROSBIE
    March 2, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Junk Journal Cover by LOUISE CROSBIE

    I’m sharing my junk journal cover with you today. I’ve used the cover of an old hard back book and removed all the pages (I’ll use those for journalling and backgrounds for mixed media etc).  I replaced the book pages...

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  • Winged Heart mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS
    February 22, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Winged Heart mixed media canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Since it's February, the month of love, I thought I would create a heart-based project. I started by taking a piece of cheesecloth and using soft matte gel, I scrunched the material onto the canvas to create lots of interesting...

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  • The Spring Shed by LORI WOODS
    January 27, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    The Spring Shed by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! I have a fun little project for you today!  The weather has turned chilly the last few weeks but I can see the plants in the garden starting to peep their leaves out from the soil. I...

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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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