It’s a problem, but…they’re sooo pretty!

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Sometimes I make them too pretty; making me hesitant to actually use them for their intended purpose…

Oh, the irony, making an art journal into an art piece so them I can’t make art in it…

I can’t believe that worked! ๐Ÿคฉ

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I can’t believe this worked! I used an old roll of Aliminium Foil hidden at the back of the kitchen cupboard to make this DIY book cover!

So easy: I layered the foil, embossed it, painted it, applied accents and other fancy stuff. Perfect and oh, so cheap DIY!

Painting the Acrylic colour base directly onto the Aliminium Foil embossed surface;
Rubbing on metallic accent colour; use multiple shades of Gold (ranging from Champagne Gold, Aztec Gold to Old Gold) to add depth;
This moulded dragonfly is created with Hot Glue in a silicon mould; sprayed Black and accented with Golds as well.

I am still in disbelief this worked!!!

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Magical powders by Lindy’s Gang

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I love, love, LOVE my Magical powders...

Little Ol’ Me

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Knowing thyself…hmmm, if asked, how would you, truthfully (please remove your rose-tinted glasses ๐Ÿ˜Ž), describe yourself?

A description that would allow ‘others’ to know you; to really understand, what it means to be you?

No? I couldn’t either…because such knowledge is frustratingly elusive. This intrinsic awareness of oneself, exists just beyond our grasp.

And yet, knowing this, I embarked upon this maddening perusal, of trying to ‘know’ myself; scrutinising the darkest corners of my ID. All research, for my next artwork; the oh, so dreaded, self-portrait.

Just keep chugging…

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I have dropped this artwork, three bloody, motherf**king time. SERIOUSLY! It was smashed and broken beyond repair (well, almost). But, I was the little train that could; and I just kept going. Bot proud of my self for persevering, because it was a close one, let me tell you! ๐Ÿ˜‘

My envelope book…

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I finally, finally, (seriously…sooooo much work went into these; layer upon layer upon layer!) FINALLY finished my handmade envelope book.

I wanted somewhere special to store my little sketches and artworks that weren’t on display…and so I undertook a massive endeavour. I didn’t just make one artwork/ envelope…oh no, a book has multiple pages; and my book included six envelope inserts. Annnd all six needed to be alike in both design and degree of finish. Boo.

However, that being said, I love the final product. I’m happy with myself for persevering and commitment to finishing! So, yay! Go me!