Posts Tagged ‘Julie Prichard’

Breaking out the New Art Journal

I have finally spend the money and bought a “real” art journal.

Strathmore mixed media art journal

Actually, that was a few weeks ago, so after painting the faces, I had paint left over and no plans on where to put it – so out comes the new Strathmore mixed media art journal!

(Interesting to note that my fear of starting out in a new art journal was less than my desire to use up the extra paint!)

Stencil Girl and acrylic paints art journal layout

Once the paint was dry, I went over the images with a fine marker any my Golden High Flow Acrylic pen (Thanks Julie!!)

Here are a few close ups:

MichelleGBrown_ArtJournal6  MichelleGBrown_ArtJournal5




Stencil used are by Stencil Girl – the bird one is from the May Stencil of the Month Club. The Quatrefoil Mix Stencil by Michelle Ward is also be Stencil Girl. *LOVE* these stencils – sturdy, have their name etched onto them AND they clean really well!

The stencils did bleed a little – completely MY fault; impatient and adding too much water. “Steady as she goes” is a MUST for stencilling, especially with paints!!

Happy creating!



Julie Prichard and Colour – Beyond the Basics

The most talented Julie at Land of the Lost Luggage is now offering the most amazing online class, along with Chris Cozen, one of the working artists with Golden.

Project DeConstruction: Colour – Beyond the Basics. It includes choosing color for your art, mixing color, lightening up your art, creating beautiful aged papers, building your color library and they will even show you painting techniques to help you pull everything together. But don’t just take my word for it! Head over here and check out the video.

This is an amazing way to take a class while practicing right in your own home. And there is no rush – you can “pause” and “rewind” the video, making sure you catch every detail. The class also includes a beautiful PDF document to accompany the video.

It’s been a while…

since I’ve been around. Somehow working from home has left me with less crafting time, not more.

Today I stumbled upon Julie Prichards YouTube art demos. Check it out!

I have been an admirer of Julies work for some time and am wrapped she is showing off how she does it. I’m all inspired – I’ll have to dig out my paints (but maybe after I’ve done some work on my Christmas card?)

x Michelle