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Hi I'm Clare, and as you can probably tell by my blog name I love to craft. It is a hobby of mine which I fit in my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Art is Freedom


Good morning to you all. Today I am sharing with you something from my art journal. This year I have been starting to develop my drawing/painting skills. I do this in the comfort of my own home largely because there are a lack of workshops to attend in the South West of england. So when I started this page I wanted to share a little of me with you!

This page was based on a picture that I had previously sketched into a sketch book, too scared to add any colour to it I decided to leave it as it was in my sketch book but recreate it in my art journal.

Now I have probably have created this page a little back to front but I decided to sketch into my journal first before covering with a layer of clear gesso.

 

Time to add some colour, eeek, scary times!

I painted the face mixing Dina Wakely paints for the skin tones.

When Painting on my background, again I used Dina Wakely paints through the Finnabair wild roses stencil. I added some stamping using the Finnabair dot grunge stamp and some butterflies, circles and sentiment from the Finnabair Dont forget to fly set.

 

I painted some card and stamped several of the tiny butterflies, fussy cut them out and applied them to my ladies head.

 

Compared to some I am still relatively new in my art journaling journey. I know that I still have a lot to learn but isn't it fun enjoying the ride?

 

Thank you for stopping by today. I am always overjoyed when you share your thoughts and comments.

 

Big hugs,

Clare x x x

 

5 comments:

  1. This is fab, Clare....very, very clever! xxx

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  2. Great journal piece! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  3. So wonderful Clare, thankyou so much for sharing, very inspiring...HUGS xxx

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  4. always love your work, you're so talented and clever !

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