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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Creation by LOUISE CROSBIE
    February 10, 2022 Janine O'Rourke

    Lindy's Stamp Gang Creation by LOUISE CROSBIE

    Hi there. Today I’m sharing a project using Lindy’s Gang products. I’m using sprays (the galaxy colours designed by Nuneka Box) and some magicals (Bayou boogie gold). This piece is unashamedly a copy of Nuneka’s signature style as she issued...

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