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Hello

Hi, I feel I haven’t been here for ages! I put my painting on hold for a while as I moved jobs and am also in the middle of planning the refurbishment of my home ahead of a possible move.
A lot has happened over the last few weeks but I managed to do some painting over the weekend! whoo..
The job move (I just changed departments) has gone really well and I’m getting stuck into using After Effects again after a long break. It’s such an amazing program for making motion graphics and adding effects to video.
I’ve also found a new area to possibly move to, it has everything I like – history, nature and artiness. I’m trying to visit it as much as possible to see if I still like it after the novelty has worn off ;)

I did some sketching in my art journal and tested my new Dylusions paints, they are AMAZING! highly pigmented in bright colours and transparent, such a joy to use, I’ve been using them with my new Tombow watercolour markers and they seem to be made for each other.
I’m really happy to be working in my art journal again, its soo freeing!
I should have more paintings from my Ever After 2016 course to share soon too
art journal painting joanne seale

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Better late than never :)

Hello! :) I’ve finally finished the March calendar art journal page and yes it is late but at least I completed it :) I wanted to try creating papercut hot air balloons from scratch using a hand drawn image that was scanned and traced using the silhouette cameo software.
I really enjoyed making this page, especially the background which was made using stencils and varying shades and values of blue, finished with a wash of transparent marine blue FW ink… I love that ink soo much! There is a process video below the photos
march calendar art journal page joanne seale
march calendar art journal page joanne seale
march calendar art journal page joanne seale
march art journal page joanne seale

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Long time :)

Hello! :) it’s been a while since I’ve been here but I decided to take a break in order to focus on a few other things. I think balance is an important part of life, I tend to work all the time as I have loads of interests and am curious about pretty much everything, plus I have a million and one to-do lists on the go. It takes its toll and some things can be neglected such as health, relationships and domestic affairs so I’m trying to get more balance in my life.. Lets see how that works :P

Here is an art journal page I made in my gorgeous new art journal.. It was inspired by a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London and an earlier visit to the Artists and Empire exhibition at Tate Britain.
I originally thought I wouldn’t share my art journal pages as I wanted to keep them as a private space but I think I’ll show a few now and then.
art journal page joanne sealeart journal page joanne seale
art journal page joanne seale
PS. due to an increase in Etsy fees I will be putting up the prices on my paper cutting templates in April, but you can still get them at the lower price by clicking here

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February’s Calendar Art Journal Page

Hi, here is February’s calendar art journal page. It’s a relatively quick one as I was still on my self imposed painting ban :)
It was inspired by the half light of February when the sun struggles to peep through grey skies, I also wanted to try to create a mosaic effect with pieces of paper.
A process video is below the image.
february

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Using a Paperchase scrapbook as an art journal?

I recently bought a Paperchase scrapbook album to use as an art journal because I want to do more sketching and playing around with paint and ideas.
I also found that I was trying to complete a finished painting every week without spending much time sketching or having fun in my other journals.
So decided to start a new journal for 2016!!

I decided to get the Paperchase scrapbook album as the pages are quite thick and shouldn’t be prone to buckling with very wet mixed media, the square format is nice and will be interesting to use over a 2 page spread, plus the paper cut cover is very pretty.
paperchase scrapbook album art journal joanne seale
I tested the pages with a variety of paints to see how well the paper stood up to different applications and made a video below.
paperchase scrapbook album art journal joanne seale

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December calendar art journal page

I managed to complete my December calendar art journal page just in time yay! It has been a challenge to work on a page of this size and dimension, being long and thin, but that has made it really interesting and I will be continuing using the same calendar in 2016.
This month I decided to create a stag in the form of a silhouette and used many layers of paint to create the effect, The highlights were created using Sakura soufflé gel pens, which are lovely.
There is a fast forward process video below the picture.
(I wrote this post using the speech recognition software on my iPad, it’s fantastic and really quick!)
December calendar art journal page painting Joanne Seale

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Rise above it – Whimsical painting

I’m catching up with my Life Book 2015 lessons, this whimsical painting is called ‘Rise above it’
rise above it all whimsy mixed media painting joanne seal

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