Sunday, October 20, 2013

Workshop with Lee Clements

Yesterday I participated in a Wonderful workshop with Lee Clements. held at
Everyone had a very relaxing, free and easy, creating time.
We used the 'Atelier Free Flow Artists Acrylic's' by
These acrylic paints are so versitile.  They act like Acrylics, Watercolours paints and Inks.
The pigment stays strong and vibrant throughout any mixed media use.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas

Mixed Media 90 x 45cm Canvas.
This canvas was created with lots of layers using all Chroma paints and mediums.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chroma, Atelier Demonstrations

If you have some free time and want to watch some Demonstrations about Paint and Mediums on You tube
please click on this link-
I'm sure you will find something fun and useful to see there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My latest Canvas

My latest Canvas!
Painted using Jo Sonja acrylic paints and glazed over using Archival Oils.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Latest Art

G'day, I know naughty blogger here!
I've just popped in to show you some of the latest art going on in my studio.
Here are some of my students and what they're working on.

Lots of fun, giggles and concentration goes on here!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Multi Media

My latest creations
I've painted, stamped, applied stamped tissue paper, Gesso, and embossed.

Enjoy and I hope it inspires you to explore!

I am linking this to 'Shabbylicious Friday'

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jo Sonja's Vintage Collection

Hello, I recently conducted a Demonstration at the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists Society of Victoria.

These are the gorgeous colours from the Jo Sonja 'Vintage Collection' 
The paint goes on as smooth as the the colours are!

The Vase was brown that I picked up from the junk shop.  I gave it a light sand, painted a coat of All Purpose Sealer and continued to decorate in the Vintage Collection colour palette.

 Here's a part of my display.  From paper to Vase to fabric to metal.  The paint goes on all these pieces beautifully.

Here I've decorated a large piece of paper with different techniques using the Vintage Collection Paints and Jo Sonja mediums.

A Metal heart that has Crackle Medium as well.

Thank you for visiting. 
I'd be happy to answer any questions and respond to comments that are left if details are available.
Creative hugs,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Simple Altered Album Tutorial

Hello and Thank you for popping in to visit.

I thought I'd share a quick tutorial with you.
 An altered album I did this week.
There are plenty of leaves falling off my tree, so I gathered a few and used them on the cover of the album.

I covered the board with Jo Sonja All Purpose Sealer and let dry.

I covered the board with Texture Paste and pushed the leaves into the paste while straightening the leaves.

On the back of the Album I used Texture Paste & Stencil.
Hold the stencil firmly while spreading the Texture Paste over the top.
It's a bit like icing a cake. Let both pieces dry thoroughly. 

I used a brush mix of Jo Sonja Pthalo Green and Warm White and painted over the whole design, (front and back covers) make sure to fill in the small crevices around leaves. This may need two coats. Dry.

Use Burnished Copper and a stiff Hog hair bristle brush and dry brush technique, paint this over the leaves and board.
I made some areas like the leaves and edges heavier.

Do you know what Dry Brush Technique is?  Load the brush with paint, wipe it all off on a clean, dry cloth. When you can no longer see paint coming off the brush onto the clean towel, then its ready to apply to your painting.

I also applied the same colour and technique over the back of the board.
When I was happy with the covers, I painted them both with a couple of coats of Jo Sonja Decoupage Varnish.
This is a heavy, durable Water based, Gloss Varnish.
Perfect for this kind of Art.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, please feel free to share it with your friends and blogging buddies.