Welcome to my Art blog.
I Art for fun, relaxation, living and learning.
I teach painting, printing and collage workshops, all around Europe, and get inspired in so many ways.
I hope to inspire you on your own art journey-
Please enjoy, and create!
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Trine Pettigrew

onsdag den 14. december 2011

Tina`s Twenty one step Tutorial.

 I dedicate this tutorial to my Swedish friend Tina.
 1. A ordinary sketch pad.
 2. Cover the glossy front with Gesso.
 3. I had some angles laying about...this one gave me the colour scheme for the journal.
 4. LYRA aquacolor´s, tan/brown/red, on top of Gesso.
 5. Water to blend. It crackled, must be due to glossy page. I like!
 6. Angle glued down with Gel medium.
 7. My favourite template, circles.
8. I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, dabbed with some color concentrate and Stencil paint.
 9. Glued ribbon on, gifts from Letizia, all pink.
 10.Napkin, ribbed and glued on. LOVE this effect, take the napkin apart, only use the top thin layer.
 11. More Glimmer Mist and more circles.
 12. Another image, and more pink ribbon.
 13. Choose butterfly stamp, as in the napkin, black ink.
 14. I love tissue paper as much as napkins, needed to tone the pink down a bit, used pale blue.
 15. Stamped the word DREAM. The colours I guess?
 16. Now for the finishing touch: sewing. I sew the ribbons, zig-zag the edges, and where ever I think it would look good!
 17. Voila! Sorry about the flash back! Its SO DARK here now, that natural daylight is a faint memory!
 18. The inside cover.The seams give them selves away to lots of choices...
 19. Stamps and an old envelope, gives way for notes and secrets!
 20. I use 20 pieces of paper from the original pad, and make signatures. See my earlier tutorial on how to.
21. And here we are. Very angelic!

lørdag den 10. december 2011

Ribbons from Italy and roses from the States.

 This journal was inspired by ribbons I was given by my friend Letizia in Italy, and the fat baby angle! Don´t usually go for this color scheme, but the motive asked for it...
 Before I changed the green ribbon to the pink. Made a tutorial of this, but my labtop is soooo slow these days, that it keept chrashing. So that will have to wait, until I win the lottery and get a new one!
 The inside covers.
The romantic envelope was a letter from USA, in a ATC swap way back.......

From scrap to good use.

Two more sketch books made from leftovers, napkins, ink stamps and birds flewn in from my good friend Mary in the U.K. The covers are backs of sketch pads, so very sturdy. Hmmm -the pile is again growing, after the first lot was send to Anna and her x-mas stall in Edinburgh.