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This post took a bit longer because I've had surgery. Last week my uterus has been removed so I have to take it slow. I already prepared this post. Here it goes. This Art Journal page shows the final design for my Christmas painting. I love the colour red in Christmas decorations, so the dress had to be red. I want to use golden metal foil in my painting. I made little stars (see picture below) to see if they would work. I like the effect. The background paper was a different story! I wanted to use CitraSolv papers. This means you use CitraSolv to alter magazine papers....

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It has been a few weeks since my last post... I HAVE been making art though! Both birthday and Christmas presents were art supplies, so I had to put them to the test... Still testing by the way... First of all I have been playing with my BIG Gelli Plate (= a birthday present from my husband). Now I can print complete backgrounds in my Art Journals! In this case I used a Doodle stencil, which gave the lovely dots all around the page. The white lines in the girls hair are removed masking fluid lines. I used a magazine add to draw/paint the girl. I need some sort of reference, but I never...

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Het heeft even geduurd sinds de vorige "post". Ik moest bijkomen van alle opruimwerkzaamheden, maar ga nu weer wat berichten plaatsen. Dit is een bladzijde uit m'n eerste Art Journal. Wederom een uitprobeersel van verschillende technieken. Ik ben begonnen met opzetten van de vrouw met hoed met maskeerstift. Daaroverheen zit een print met de Gelli Plate. Als je goed kijkt zie je onderin een afdruk van de bubbelfolie die ik gebruikt heb. Om het effect van de bubbelfolie te versterken, heb ik het ronde gummetje van een potlood gebruikt om meer rondjes in het gezicht en de kleding te...

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I am looking out of the bay window and see grey clouds. Rain is falling on our garden table. The perfect time for some inside art making and a colourful post! Inspiration for this post came from a magazine photograph. I painted the girl as if she was on a beach, sand swirling around her and she throwing beach balls in the air. The paper chain (actually plastic) I bought at Hema. I had to adjust it because it was way too big, but what's a celebration without one! So despite the weather, enjoy

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When we were living in Minnesota for 9 months, we thought winter was severe there, but last winter in Holland it was very cold too. You can see the fence was covered in white frost and there were no eggs to be

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Since this is my first ever post, I needed to upload a picture to see everything was working. And it does!  I am so

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