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Get Started | Make a Postcard from Scratch

It’s time to make postcards, don’t you agree? Here I’m making a postcard from Scratch – Part 1: Getting started. Making postcards is not difficult. Anyone can do it, and with a bit of effort, I think you’ll love the … Continue reading

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Gesso Samlper with bubble wrap and sequin waste

This post is a Gesso Sampler as I’ve been experimenting with gesso this week for Crusade no 25! Gesso [‘dʒɛsːo] is the Italian word for “Board chalk” (akin to the Greek word “gypsum”), and is a powdered form of the … Continue reading

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Altered Book Cover

My art journals these days are Altered Books, vintage coffee table kind of books with pictures. Books about earth, cultures and animals around the world. The covers on these babies are boring brown or orange fabrics, so lately I’ve been … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Journal for Art Making

I’m gessoing my first Art journal, finally! I finally found a book that has the proportion and look that I’ve been searching for. The third time I went in to the paper store Bokia in two weeks I found it. … Continue reading

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