Sunday, 3 January 2016

Let the Arting Begin

Happy New Year everyone, I hope that your 2016 has started well. 

I decided a while ago to join the Wanderlust online course, this is being run on the Everything Art ning..  and is hosted by Jamie and Kasia from Artist Trading Post. 

The course has just started, but only just, so you still have time to join up. You can find out the details HERE. 

There are several parts to the course, one being an art journal. 

This is my first page. 

I began with acrylic paint over a double page that already had some colour in the background. I have decided to use this square journal that I began in 2010 and though I got a few backgrounds done I didn't get it filled. So I shall be working over previously started backgrounds. 

At this point I really like the texture that was appearing. 

I added stamping, stencilling, sprays and chipboard. 

Though I am not a huge fan of the chipboard elements, I think it is looking ok at this point. Weirdly tropical?

I added some hand made fibrousy paper type stuff.. 

and then added lots of shading using Portfolio pastels.. 

Finally I added my journalling by hand.. I did this with a cartridge pen by Lamy.

on the other page I added my chosen word stamped onto book text and mounted on colourful tissue paper. 

Keep going, keep trying, keep hoping, keep doing, keep arting, keep on keeping on. 

Darcy x


  1. Great pages Darcy to start this fun new adventure!

  2. Lovely Darcy, great textures- I hope we can all keep going lol! X

  3. Fabulous pages Darcy....or love the texture and depths you've created.

  4. Fabulous! I've been playing today too, but it won't make it on to the blog for a couple of days yet...
    Alison xx

  5. What a beautiful deep colours and textures. Love the pages and thank you for show your details. xx

  6. Great start Darcy and hoping that you are feeling loads better.......keep, keeping on! Xx

  7. Amazing page Darcy, good luck with the new adventure,

    Lucy x

  8. Fab pages Darcy. Loving your colours. It's all a learning curve for me since I've never really played with Journalling. But that's why I joined. X

  9. This page looks absolutely great. I love the color scheme you used here. Besides I like the word Keep you contrasted with the light background. All my team at would like to wish you a great muse this year to create a lot of amazing projects!

  10. Fantastic the colours & texture, and such a great word to choose too!! Looks like a lot of fun, if that's just the start!! My friend Kath is taking the course too xxx