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.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sold my painting

Thank you for popping in and visiting.
I appreciate everyones comments and I will reply if I can.

I entered this painting into The International Flower Show held last week in Melbourne.  A first for me at this show and it sold!  I was absolutely thrilled.

Its painted on a Gallery Canvas 50 x 60cm and I used Jo Sonja Artists Paints then glazed over in Archival Oils.

I spent Saturday at the show with my friend Lee, looking after the 400 plus paintings (walking the hot floor) and taking inspirational photos!

Here's a picture for the artists that journal!
Creative hugs, Anna

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pages from my Journal

Hi, Thank you for popping in to visit.

Latest pages from my journal.

Some are inspired by whats going on in my life

 Some are inspired by Effy the Wild who is conducting a twelve month free Journaling course.

 The words on this page were sent to me via email from a dear friend.
I love Purple and Gold together.

This page was also inspired by something going on in my life.
Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate and will respond to all comments.
Creative hugs,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Journaling

Hello, Thanks for popping in to visit.
I've been working in my B.O.D.'s journaling.  Here are a couple of pages.

Here is a page dedicated to Uncle Tom who recently passed away.

He was a great man who achieved soo much in his life.

Have you noticed how more people seem to be journaling? 
Everyone journals for different reasons-painting, drawing, portraiture, mixed media, some pouring their heart out and using it as therapy, some for inspirations.

Do you journal?

I Journal for a few different reasons:
-I love to create and I can fill books without having to worry where I'm going to put my next painting.
-I use it as therapy, and work out lifes issues on pages.
I can carry my books (I do have a couple on the go at the same time) and supplies to most places with me.  In fact we are going away in a couple of weeks and I'm planning on which supplies to take with me.
Creative hugs,

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Naughty blogger

Oh dear, look how long since I've posted. Such a naughty blogger and very unlike me to be naughty...
I could go on and on about my personal life and how busy I've been but I'm sure you don't want to hear it.\

I have joined Effy Wild's "Book of Days" which is thoroughly enjoyable and just what I needed to kick start the new year.
I know we are in February, however the first month of 2012 I had very little creative time for ME!
Effy is free, easy to follow journaling and shows video's on all sorts of multi media ways to journal and throwing glitter around as she goes!
Here are a couple of pages I've created inspired by Effy. 
Need more practice with writing...
I probably haven't done justice, so please go take a peek for yourself-AND it's all free  

I've also been following Jan Fox Designs, 52 Playdates!
Jan puts a new video every week about Mixed Media.
So fun and easy to follow!

Take care until next time, Anna

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hi, Thank you for stopping by and visiting.
I've been missing from blogland recently with lots going on at my place, spring cleaning, polishing, and organising my son's 21st Birthday party.
Ohh, so much to do and not much creating time.
When I'm not organising, I seem to be in a bit of a slump.  Not sure if its the warmer weather or I really needed a break from day to day stuff.

Anyway, I've posting about Kerryanne's latest 'Creative Planner'  This should really help kick me into first gear and get the  creative idea's flowing.
You can read all about it here at the below link-

Creative hugs, Anna