With my work this year, I plan to be a bit more subtle and refined. I’m interested in creating a whimsical aesthetic. I’d like to use a more natural colour palette & focus on creating textures with pencils and paint.
100 double page sketchbook spreads. 1 of 100
Having fun with colour and shapes !
Take a look inside my moleskine journal. I have uses a lot of different art supplies in here like paint, coloured pencils & scrapbooking paper.
On the 31st of January this year, I decided to do a 100 day painting challenge. This is the result of day 1 to 20.
I really love these colours together ! I’m sure that I will be using this palette of colours again in the near future 😍
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 penContinue reading “Sketchbooks – May 2018”
A little tiger in my sketchbook. I used some lovely printed card from flow magazine for his shirt.
This is gardener Joe. He likes to wear dungarees and big floppy hats. He likes to grow his own vegetables & look after lots of wonderful plants and flowers.
A nautical themed spread in my little sketchbook using acrylic paint.
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 withContinue reading “Hand painted notebooks”
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 –Continue reading “New paint !”
I like to paint imaginary houses. As I’m painting I’m always wondering who would live there. I imagine a lovely giraffe living here, he would like to wear colourful jumpers and make delicious casseroles.
There is a brand new zine in my etsy shop this week. It is filled with 10 lovely illustrations . The original illustrations were painted with bright watercolours. I hope that this zine will inspire readers to go outside and explore the wonders of nature.
I’ll be wrapping these up with some snail mail letters. Materials used – Kraft cardstock, Reeves gouache, Liquitex paint markers & Derwent graphik line painters
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 inContinue reading “Hand painted envelopes”
I love these asian snacks so much ! Not only is the packaging super cute, they also taste pretty good too . Gouache painting
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) .
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 )
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. What I discovered from watching tutorials about gouache, is that it is ok if the paint dries because it can be reconstituted withContinue reading “Glorious Gouache”
I had a lot of scrap paper lying around so I decided to make some mini art journals. I filled this one with a series of potted plants ( painted with gouache) I am really loving gouache at the moment. The vibrancy of the colours is just so stunning to me .