Sunday, 9 February 2014

Journal Soup

My blog has been neglected lately - I haven't been spending much time in the art room (cupboard!) since Christmas. I have been trying to keep up with and sort out my work life - the dreaded day job that is - and have now achieved this - yes, once again I have handed in my notice! No job to go to but have realised it will be fine and I am now sure I do not want to be an OT any longer ... watch this space!

I have got a few things to share ... first another 'recipe' tag ... the recipe is 'a stamped floral image, text and the colour red' ...

The background is painted over a book page using the fabulous Fresco paints by Paperartsy, then stamped flowers, liquid pearl centres and a charm.

I have been dabbling in Art Journaling for a number years on and off and always enjoy the process, however I make too many 'pages' I don't like and then the journal gets abandoned and lies unfinished. 

I also prefer smaller scale projects. 

A few days ago I bought Kate Crane's online class Journal Soup - it is brilliant - and has solved the 'journaling' problems I have! Loose pages. small size and quotes (I have a collection of hundreds) ... here are some recent attempts ... the backgrounds are a mixture of inks and Paperartsy Fresco paints ...


  1. fabulous work Jacqui. I love all of your creations. Good luck with the new career - or is it permanent crafter now?!

  2. The tag and the pages are all fabulous! Whatever you choose to do - good luck! xx

  3. I forgot to ask, is the lady on your last page a stamp? I hope you don't mind me asking? Thank you xx

    1. Hi Chris - she is a print from Crafty individuals cut from one of their pads - I've had it ages but it just fit this page! Hope you are well and I don't mind you asking at all

  4. Hi Jacqui, Fab fab fab to see what you have been creating :-) I'm so happy this style of journaling suits you, and it does! Your pages are lovely. Good luck with your career move! Kate x

  5. great to see you blogging - and craftting - again. the journal pages are gorgeous.

  6. Love your tag and pages!
    hugs Alyson x

  7. Lovely art - hope you find your true bliss :-)


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