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A little while ago I joined Julie Prichard’s Layer Love Class I would so reccomend anyone who likes this style of painting, to do this class. Julie’s videos are excellent and her support of students in the Ning network, where the class is hosted, is amazing.

 

Here is my first painting, for Lesson 1 of the class;

 

My first layer love painting. Lesson 1

My first layer love painting. Lesson 1

 

I was pleased with how this painting turned out. I can see me trying to make journal pages in this kind of style, once I’ve had more practise with the technique. I’m loving these Golden products, they work so well. These Fluid Acrylics are fantastic.

 

My new Golden stash...isn't it lovely!!

My new Golden stash...isn't it lovely!!

Links

If you like this painting and would like to find out more about Julie’s class. Please visit her website, details of the classes are on the Workshop tab at the top. The class I am currently doing is the Layer Love.

In September, Julie Prichard is also offering Art Journaling classes on-line too. More details on those classes are also available on her website

Thanks to Julie for her excellent tuition, and encouragement.

 

Many thanks to Julie for the help and encouragement on this class

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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If you have been reading my blog for a while you will have noticed that I like Celtic knotwork. If you like Celtic Knotwork and would love to be able to create your own knotwork designs, but can’t face the thought of grid paper and sleepless nights then I have a link that you will love.

There is a company called Clanbadge, they have created a wonderful font that you can either download from their site or have a CD delivered to your door. There a variety of styles of Celtic font available, Outline, Inverse, Filled In and also 3D.

The idea is that the various sections of the knotwork are created by using a font, this means that if you press various keys on your keyboard you will get sections of knotwork instead of letters. You create your design by building designs using the keyboard in word processing programs that you already have on your computer. Put them design in Photoshop and you can imagine all the glorious special effects that you could achieve.

The beauty of creating your knotwork this way is that you can build your design quickly and easily and have fun, no more intricate measuring it is also very simple to alter your finished design. Changing the size of your design is as simple as selecting the entire piece and increasing the font size as you would in any other word processing document.

These are an awesome set of fonts I’ve been using them for a few years now and I love them. They are also bringing out a variation that will create charted knotwork patterns ready for cross stitch. There are also Tatoo design set available too.

How you use your completed designs is up to you, your only limitation is your imagination.

Links

Clanbadge homepage http://www.clanbadge.com/

Charted Knotwork http://www.clanbadge.com/charted.htm

Celtic Tatoo Design Set http://www.clanbadge.com/tattoo.htm

If you buy these fonts as downloads from the site you won’t be charged shipping. You are only charged shipping if you would like the CD. You can also opt to have a download and a CD sent, this enables you to get started straight away, but have the security of a cd should your computer have a ‘wobble’

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Kreativ Blogger Award

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I had a lovely surprise the other day, my friend Sari over on http://arcticstamper.wordpress.com/ gave me this award. Having had a rough month then working frantically to get all these tutorials done on time, this award really cheered me up. Now who to pass it on to hmmmm

To receive this award I must pass it on to 5 people whose blog inspires me.

The rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Well, it’s always difficult to nominate inspiring blogs because there are just so many of them. But, here goes, in no particular order:

Kiley over on http://www.kupokiley.blogspot.com/ I love your work and your blog always inspires me to make more books.

Rhonda over on http://myhandboundbooks.blogspot.com/ I love your work and your blog always make me want to try new techniques with my bookbinding as well.

Büchertiger over on http://buecher-tiger.blogspot.com/ I love your work, your ideas inspire me.

Jak Heath over on http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/  OMG words fail me, your paper craft is exceptional and you always make me want to rush to my craft supplies and get crafting.

Amanda McIlhatton over on http://mandymc-happyaccidents.blogspot.com/ I love her elegant cards and her colouring techniques are incredible.

Sending you love creative sisters

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie

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Needing new Glasses

Hi All

A break from the norm with todays post. If anyone is wondering why I haven’t visted or commented on their blogs and to explain any delays or lack of posting that are likely for the next couple of weeks..here’s why. 

I have been getting bad migrains, so far I’ve got round it blog wise by posting ahead of time and letting WordPress get stuff out for me, so I can avoid the computer. I’ve now caught up with myself but since I’ve been feeling poorley I haven’t got much crafting done, so haven’t any pretty pictures to share.  I’ve had an eye test and do need new glasses. Hopefully when I get them later this week things will improve and I’ll be able to get some crafting done.

 

I have plans to put some box making tutorials up here in November, December for anyone looking for some inspiration. I’ve written a couple and taken the photos for them, but need to wait for new glasses before I can process the pictures and write up my notes on to here so the post can go live.  As ever tutorials take AGES to set up and get ready so I hope the delays will be made up for with the inspiration.  I’ll try and post at least once a week, rather than have you all think I’ve gone off this whole blogging lark…which I totally haven’t.

 

So if my posts become shorter than usual for a little while, at least you now know why.

 

‘See’ you as soon, best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie xxx

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I have been playing with alcohol ink, I have had my ink for a couple of years but not really made friends with it. Until a couple of weeks ago. I read a tutorial describing using it over card painted with metalic paint and decided to give alcohol inks a try over Mirror board.

I used quite a thick mirror board and applied Denim and Stonewashed ink over silver mirror board using the aplicator tool and got this;

 

Stonewashed and Denim Alcohol ink over silver mirror board

Stonewashed and Denim Alcohol ink over silver mirror board

 

I used the blending solution over the ink to give it the marbled look. Make sure you work on a craft sheet to protect your table. Use the Blending solution to clean any excess ink of the sheet once you have finished.

 

Links

www.rangerink.com Ranger

http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_alcoholink_adirondack.htm This will take you to the alcohol inks on the Ranger site

http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_inkssentials_craftsheet.htm Craft Sheet

http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_tools_adirondackapp.htm The ink applicator tool

 

I’ll show you the project I made, with the gold piece later in the week.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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I hope to post again next week but I am having problems keeping a connection with the internet. I haven’t forgotten you and will post more soon.

 

Have had a great time in the studio and hope to share the results with you soon.

 

Billie

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Since we are such a global network I have tried to find a way of adding translation links to this blog. As you know I am new to blogging so haven’t worked out a ‘pretty’ way to do this yet.

 

In the mean time scroll down a bit to the Blogroll area and you will see a link TRANSLATE this page into other languages. This is a link to Babelfish over on Yahoo, if you copy and paste any permalinks into it, then it should translate this for you into many languages.

 

That should make it easier for my non English speaking friends.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie xx

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