Calendar Art Journal Project – August

I was about to throw away a wall calendar when I thought, hmm this would make a really good art journal once I’ve added gesso to the pages.
So here is the first page of my calendar art journal project and time-lapse video.
Why not play along too, with an old calendar of your own :)
calendar art journal project august joanne seale

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New – Fairy Fawn Painting

I finally finished my cute little fairy fawn painting, I couldn’t decided whether it was male or female so decided to make it both. I used lots of different products but mainly Golden fluid acrylics, Neocolor water soluble crayon, system 3 acrylic, FW Acryclic ink, pastel pencils etc etc.
I also made a fast forward video of myself painting it below.
fairy fawn painting joanne seale
fairy fawn painting joanne seale

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Nearly finished my fairy fawn..

I’ve nearly finished my cute fairy fawn painting, I just need to add a few more small details to the face and background.
I’ve been filming a video fast forward of the process too. :)

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Catch-up time! :)

Hi, it’s been a while since I’ve posted photos and a catch-up!
The first photo (clockwise from the top left) is one from my morning walks, I walk from Charing Cross Station on The Strand to Gray’s Inn Road most mornings and/or evenings and try to snap a few details on my iPhone along the way.
It’s a beautiful walk with loads of historic buildings and artefacts scattered amongst various back streets and squares.
The magnificent arched doorway with emblems above it was in Chancery Lane, one of the oldest parts of London, originally created by the Knights Templar it is now more associated with the legal profession.

I visited Hastings over the weekend and cycled from there to Pevensey Bay and back, around 25 miles along the coast and through pretty fields.
Hastings was lovely! it had real charm and seemed to be filled with people dressed up as pirates!
I snapped a the very beautiful building that was once a music hall whilst cycling along the promenade.
The beach shot was taken looking down the coast past St Leonards to Hastings on what turned out to a beautiful sunny day. Both areas are associated with the invasion of William the Conqueror in 1066 but are now seaside holiday areas.
I’m thinking of going back again soon to investigate further and take more photos with my DSLR.

I snapped the angel statue whilst walking past a pub near Grays Inn Gardens, I thought it was very beautiful.

Other than that I have been painting away, planning some paper crafting makes, reading the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare (Love it!) and playing a bit of Saints Row IV.

I should have a new painting fast forward to be published soon, of a little fairy fawn.
Here is a work in progress :)

work in progress

bye for now

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Art Journal Play

I was busy playing in in my art journal over the weekend, whilst it was cold and wet in London. I wanted to throw as much colour around as possible and use a number of different art supplies found in my ‘woman cave’ to make a few mixed media pieces.

This one was made using Dylusions ink sprays, painted paper cuts, stamps, collage, watercolour pencils and stencils etc

pink boot mixed media art journal painting joanne seale

This fairy collage mixed media page was an art journal spread that I started many years ago, when the only art supplies I had were Inktense blocks, watercolours, coloured pencils and gel pens.. I finished it off with some paper cuts.

fairy butterfly  mixed media art journal painting joanne seale

Here I used some painted paper cuts, Dylusions ink spray, collage and stamps etc.

double lady inktense mixed media art journal painting joanne seale

I’m hoping to make some more fun pages like this in the future. :)


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Video Tutorial – Make a paper cut wing from scratch :)

Hello, I hope you are all well and enjoying mid-summer :) It was a bit wet and cold in London this weekend plus I hurt my leg in a fall on the Strand in central London (what a sight, I was sprawled all over the pavement) so I stayed in and painted lots of colourful art journal pages (to be published here soon).

I also discovered free demos on my xbox! so I ahem ‘tested’ a few of them and will be getting the full versions of Diablo III and DMC soon :)

Here is the video tutorial for my paper cut wing template, I show you how to draw the wing feathers and prepare them for cutting on an electronic cutter, part 2 includes adding the feathers to the base in an ‘artistic interpretation’ of a real wing :) If you want to just go ahead and cut the wing template without drawing it first, my SVG files are here




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New: Wing Wall Art Paper Cutting Template (SVG)

I’ve finished my paper wing design! I tried a few different layouts and shapes of feathers before I settled on this final version, which was in fact my first hand drawn effort. I hope you enjoy making it. I will also have a video tutorial coming soon :)

Wing Wall art paper cutting template svg cut file

Wing Wall Art Paper Cutting Template (SVG)

This fantastic paper cut wing will look beautiful on any wall in your home. Cut it in white or multicoloured papers for a stunning and arty addition to your home decor.
This template can be cut on any electronic cutting machine that accepts SVG files.
The download includes PDF assembly instructions with photographs and the SVG cut files

The files can be downloaded from here

Wing Wall art paper cutting template svg cut file joanne seale

Wing Wall art paper cutting template svg cut file joanne seale

Wing Wall art paper cutting template svg cut file joanne seale

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