Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

A few WIP's and WOPS

WIP = works in progress and I don't know what WOP stands for but it sounded good! I also don't now (or cant remember to be more accurate) how I found Paula Phillips on the net, but boy I am glad I did! What an inspiration - if you love journalling you must have a browse of her blog and watch her YouTube videos, utter gorgeousness! 

She isn't doing my bank balance much good though - today I took delivery of some Inktense pencils that I watched her demo - here is my first play. I literally snatched them from my lovely posties hands and started to play with them straight away - got so distracted I burnt the tea!

Here is the WIP I was talking about - again inspired by Paula - 
Textured Gesso and Adirondack Colourwash - the bottom half was dried with a heat gun, the top half allowed to dry naturally - a marked difference!

Another Paula technique - Ghosted Gesso and Colourwash - picture doesn't do it justice!

another WIP - did this a while ago when I first got my water soluble wax pastels, my journal is full of half finished pages - they will be completed when inspiration strikes, but in the meantime they are just a record of me playing, experimenting and just have fun - its very 'freeing' this journalling lark!

enough of me, be sure to check out Paula's tutorials ...


  1. I've not tried journalling yet, but these look great, it's something for me to look forward day!
    WOP could stand for Works of Pleasure!!! unlike the dreaded HW XX

  2. The pages look great and some interesting comparisons between heat drying and air drying. Journals are just the bestest of all things to have...will definitely check out the videos, thanks for the info. Have a great weekend Nicks. Annette x

  3. Great WIPing and WOPing here! Thanks for the link, will check her out!

  4. Those inktense pencils are on my wishlist - looks as though I should get on and buy some. Love your pages.


  5. These journal pages are FAB !!! will definately be checking out the blog link. I love art journaling too, i dont think a day goes by without me doing some sort of art journaling xxxx

  6. Absolutely wonderful pages! I am so happy to see the art your created from my tutorials!! I LOVE them all, but especially the Inktense! Yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Much Love
    Paula AKA Journal Artista

  7. Paula (Journal Artista) also does LIVE streams on Ustream on Wed. and Saturdays....If you go to: check out her recorded streams.
    Always alot of FUN being there in chat with her!
    GREAT journal pages!!!

  8. sadly I think they are in the middle of the night for us across the pond.. I'll try to catch up though the next day!

  9. Oh fabby! I want some inktense pencils NOW!

  10. OOOoooOOOooohhh! loving this Nicks. Hmmmm just might be the thaaaannngg to get my mojo back!
    WOP - 'Whatever Occurs' Playing

  11. WOP - Whatever Occurs Phaffing!!!!

  12. A fantastic array of WIP pages there hun, love um..
    LOL@ Debs.. in that case i make tons of WOP's lol

  13. Keeping Busy then !
    I bought some of those last month and havent got round to playing with them
    But Paula's demo's look inspiring
    pages look really good x

  14. Not only is this journaling lark quite freeing - its also addictive LOL
    Absolutely scrumdidlyumptious pages Nicks, particularly the dreams page - wowza!
    I have a whole rake of WOP's in my journals just ready to go when the mood takes or when time is short (which is always)
    & I'm with Debs on Whatever Occurs Phaffing LOL


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