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100 double page sketchbook spreads. 1 of 100

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Colourful pages

Having fun with colour and shapes !

Sketchbooks – May 2018

I spent most of May using my new liquitex acrylic paint set. I really love all the colours in the collection, I can’t pick a favourite haha !

I used them in my sketchbooks here. The top little sketchbook is a tea journal. I like to keep tea bag packaging from tea bags my pen pals have sent me in here !

The bottom sketchbook is my ideas journal, it’s bits and pieces of things that inspire me .

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Hand painted notebooks

I recently bought some liquitex acrylic paint.
I’ve since discovered that it is perfect to use for decorating notebooks.
On the first notebook I painted a bunny. I’m going to give this to one of my pen pals for Easter.
On the second I painted a floral design.
I plan on filling this notebook with lots of patterns & illustration ideas.

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New paint !

I bought a lovely new acrylic paint set. I gave it a whirl painting this flamingo and I love it, there are so many bright colours ! I’ve been doing a 100 day painting challenge on instagram using gouache but I’m about to mix it up at day 50 and use acrylic for 50 – 100. Can’t wait !

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Hand painted envelopes

Since January 2015 I have been sending letters to pen pals all over the world !
It is the best hobby as it allows you to be creative with paper and also make friends
with people by writing letters to them. I love coming up with new ideas of what to send
my friends in the mail.
I thought it might look nice if I painted some envelopes with gouache .
Here are the results 🙂

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Deep Sea Diving

I’m one of those boring people who like David Attenborough documentaries . I’m hooked especially if it has anything to do with the deep sea.
All it takes is a weird fish to reel me in.

Materials used – Reeves gouache paint, Lumiere by Jacquard gold paint,
Handmade sketchbook (110gsm cartridge paper) .

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Pattern Play

Experimenting with colour & pattern .

Top – Mint green, royal Blue, dusty pink, white (gouache)
Metallic gold ( Lumiere by Jacquard )

Bottom – Light pink, yellow orange, red, white (gouache)
Metallic gold ( Lumiere by Jacquard )

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Glorious Gouache

I love gouache but I find it so time consuming to mix up my colours each time I paint.
Also sometimes the lids get stuck and they are so hard to remove.

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What I discovered from watching tutorials about gouache, is that
it is ok if the paint dries because it can be reconstituted with water.
So I decided to mix up my colours into these little pots and now i just
add water to them when I need them . It is working out brilliantly
so far, I love it !
These are my cool colours

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Here are my warm colours

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Here are a few other colours I use a lot.

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A few more colours & white

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I also made a little guide incase I want to make these colours again.

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