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  • Altered Journal Cover by LORI WOODS
    May 24, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Altered Journal Cover by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have an altered journal cover project for you. I started with an old charity shop book, removed the pages and covered the inside with tissue paper to decorate. For the cover I started with the...

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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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  • Playing with Waxes Canvas by LORI WOODS
    May 6, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Playing with Waxes Canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! I recently had a colour palette idea in my head of blues and purples but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. I started to assemble some different bits and pieces together and...

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  • Rust experiment canvas by LORI WOODS
    April 19, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Rust experiment canvas by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Rust paste is my go-to product for creating rusty finishes on projects but I wanted to see how effective using other media would be in creating a similar look. I started by creating my base using large...

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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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  • 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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  • Mixed media canvas project by LORI WOODS
    February 28, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Mixed media canvas project by LORI WOODS

    Hello creative friends! Today I have a mixed media project for you that started off life as different pieces that I'd started and then discarded as I didn't like the way they were turning out! I used Impasto paints for...

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