This is another of my journal pages, this time 8" x 8" in size. Inspired purely by this fabulous digi image from BlooBel Stamps. If colouring in isn't your thing then you can purchase these images precoloured (as above). I used a stamp by John Bloodworth for the background with Distress Ink pads.
Wanderlust2016 started in January and is a year long art journaling adventure It is the first time I have followed an online year long course and I am loving it! We are taken through stages and steps to various styles of mixed media art journaling, as art journaling is one of those crafts that cannot be 'right' or 'wrong' it is perfect for absolute beginners or experts. Below are a couple of my pages following lessons from various teachers.
I used the new collection of papers (Mermaid Tails) from Kaisercrafts for this layout, they seemed so appropriate! I also used the collection embellishments.
I used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil with Distress Ink pads and added 'bubbles' using an old book page and journal pen, added dots of black Dylusions spray and finished the page by adding wax cord that I finger knitted.
I thought I would post of my pages from my Wanderlust journal. This page was created from book prompt #8 'My Future'
I used the quote made famous by Andy Warhol 'In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes' as my thinking point. I then took a photograph of myself and using an app on my phone I changed the image to different hues, printed them out and did my own take on Warhol's paintings.
I have no idea if I will be famous in the future, I don't think I want to be if I'm honest but you never know what is round the next corner!
Wanderlust2016 started in January and is a year long art journaling adventure It is the first time I have followed an online year long course and I am loving it! We are taken through stages and steps to various styles of mixed media art journaling, as art journaling is one of those crafts that cannot be 'right' or 'wrong' it is perfect for absolute beginners or experts. Jamie Avery produces some excellent pdf downloads offering information on pens, pencils, paints, mediums etc. these are a bit of a bible on what's what and what's not. What I particularly like is that at no time do you feel under pressure to go out and buy new art supplies, there are no links to any shops only discount codes (from sponsors) should you wish to make purchases. Below are a few pages of my journey so far.
Here I have used an 8" x 8" black Dylusions journal and covered it front and back using playing cards I made with Seth Apter.
Looking at these photographs I think I have added bits since taking these pics which is something I like very much, pages 'evolve' overtime until you feel you have finished.
The above page is in my tiny journal with pages
approx 4" x 6".
Above is double page of my tiny journal.
Every other week we are given 'book prompts' which are there to inspire us, it is very interesting to see the differences between everyone's pages given that we all use the same prompt.
The above double page was the first 'prompt' which was choose a word which describes how you feel today.
Above is prompt #5 which was 'What do I see when I look in the mirror'
I will post more pages from my journey throughout the year.
A few weeks ago I toddled off to Coventry for the Ministry of Mixology Spring retreat. On my first day along with 3 other friends I attended Andy Skinner's workshop. We all made variations of the frame below, mine is to celebrate my 25th Wedding Anniversary in July. Although we all followed the same brief the results were very different.
We used a basic kit by Tandoand used Andy's painting techniques. The heart in the middle I took with me, I made it at Glazed Creations and it gave my frame that extra special touch. The following day I attended the second workshop with Kate Crane. We made an art journal following Kate's style of painting, I have almost finished so photos will follow!
Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen Pigott but I also go by the name Rumtruffle.
I have always had a love of handmade crafts, I will have a dabble at most things but my passion lies in paper crafting and getting messy!
I am an independent tutor, demonstrator and designer.