Thursday, 22 February 2018

Art Marks Day 18 - Tend

Hi Everyone!

I'm up to Day 18 of Rae Missigman's February Art Marks Love Challenge, and today's word is 'Tend'. It made me think of Spring seedlings, but also of tending to my daily art needs.

I started by scraping some Pea Coat PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint onto my page, then added some scrapes of Snowflake paint. I glued some teabag papers on top of the white paint, then painted some flowers and marks with Sargasso, Cerise and Magic Moss. The teabags were vanilla chai and blackcurrant, which makes my page smell delicious.

I'm linking my page to MOO-MANIA's Think of Spring Challenge.

Happy Thursday,

Alison x

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Hello Folks! I went a bit dotty on today's Art Marks page. The word prompt was 'Poise', and I used an image from a hand cream tube. I just peeled it off, and stuck it on my page, together with some book and music page scraps and bits of teabags.

I used PaperArtsy Tracy Scott paints again, as I love the bright colours, and a sakura black glaze pen to add scribbly marks.

Happy Wednesday!

Alison x

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Art Marks Day 16 - Notice

Evening Everyone! 

I'm just back from another solo trip to the cinema. I watched Battle of the Sexes, a film about Billie Jean King's fight for equal tennis prize money for female and male players, and her famous match with Bobby Riggs in 1973. I thought it was an enjoyable film.

Here's my February Art Marks page for Day 16's prompt 'Notice'. It's very pink page for that cute little pup. 

I used a new PaperArtsy Tracy Scott set of Fresco paints, which includes these beautiful brights, Cerise, Slimed and Sargasso. The pup image is mounted on a fennel teabag, with paint and marks added. Looks like she's resting on a pink polkadot bed spread.

Have a wonderful evening,

Alison x

Monday, 19 February 2018

Wild Animals and Teabags

Hello Friends!

Here's my Day 15 Art marks page, with the word prompt 'Evolve'. Needs no explanation...we are evolving constantly.

I used an old credit card and new PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco acrylics, to create layer after layer of colour and lines. Painted the word, adhered some postage stamps, then finished with circles stamped with a lids and white gel pen marks.

Almost forgot... here are my teabags for 365 Somethings, Week Seven...

I originally did some stencilling and marks on the bags, but didn't like it, so I painted all over with black Fresco acrylic, then stamped and embossed some PA Ellen Vargo images with Stampendous Frantage EP in various colours. Finished with some splatters of white Bombay India Ink. Now I love!!! I really ought to use these EPs more!

Have a great week everyone!

Alison x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Art Marks Day 14 - Connect

Hello Folks!

I'm back with my next Art Marks page. We had a visit from my folks yesterday afternoon, and to be honest, I didn't feel a creative urge all day. I'm much better today though, after a lovely cross country walk to a nearby village for Sunday roast lunch.

I began with some PaperArtsy stencils, and used new Seth Apter Fresco Finish acrylic paints. I adhered some teabags, added some Tim Holtz rub ons, then finished with some marks and doodles. It was lovely to connect with nature today on our walk, but there were no butterfles, only dogs, horses & birds.

Wishing you a creative week ahead,

Alison x

Friday, 16 February 2018

Art Marks Day 13 - Whittle

Happy Friday Folks!

I'm sharing another Art Marks journal page, and today's word is 'Whittle'. It's another minimalist page with lots of white space. I rather like this whittled down look.

The image of the lady blowing a bubble is from a packet of hotel soap I saved. I used acrylic paints and pens to paint more bubbles and add marks.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Alison x