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  • Book of Magic: Journal Cover by Louise Crosbie.
    June 21, 2024 louise crosbie

    Book of Magic: Journal Cover by Louise Crosbie.

      Hi there.I’ve been giving one of my art journals a bit of a makeover. It somehow feels more inspiring to work in if it’s a bit magical on the outside instead of simply ‘Kraft brown’ coloured.  I used some...

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  • Steampunk altered Tin by LOUISE CROSBIE
    November 30, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Steampunk altered Tin by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Today’s project is another altered tin.  This one has more of a steampunk vibe and uses mostly metallique waxes (with the obligatory rust paste of course)  The tin I used is a vintage ‘Harrogate Toffee’ tin. I’ve simply glued on...

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  • Moon Notebook by LOUISE CROSBIE
    November 15, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Moon Notebook by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  Today’s project inspiration came by request in a way. There’s been interest in doing a class with a “moon notebook”. Originally inspired by the notebook I made last year around this time.  As Janine has some of these...

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  • Halloween Tombstone by LOUISE CROSBIE
    October 25, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Halloween Tombstone by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  I’m back with another project using my new house mould. However, since making this and the star from my last project, I’ve discovered the lovely mould has been discontinued. 😱 I’d like to point out a cool substitute...

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  • Magic Forest Journal by LOUISE CROSBIE
    August 24, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Magic Forest Journal by LOUISE CROSBIE

    I went a little crazy last week and actually opened my precious “Magic Forest” 8x8 papers. I bought the main papers and the extra background papers. They are so pretty. I had that dilemma of “which side will I show” ...

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  • Sharing Things: Art journal pages by LOUISE CROSBIE
    August 1, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Sharing Things: Art journal pages by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Sharing Things: Art journal pages.  Hi. The project I’m sharing today is a double page spread in an A4 journal. The reason I created the page is also the reason it’s called “Sharing Things” and it’s also the reason there’s...

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  • Altered Tin by LOUISE CROSBIE
    July 18, 2023 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered Tin by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there.  I’ve altered this little tin as my first project for July.  It’s about 5 inches tall and it was originally a 1940s (?) cigarette tin I picked up at a bric-à-brac stall for £4.  It had a nice...

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