Saturday, 24 January 2015


Finished...I started off with distress inks and a blending tool but this wasn't bright enough for me so I changed to Dylusion spray inks. I then used a 12x12 circle stencil and ghosted with water.

Then I used a different circle stencil and sprayed ink through it. I was going to cut out the flowers from a piece of pretty tissue paper I found in my stash but I stuck one down and didn't like it, hence the reason there is only one.

Did the circles round the edge with paint and bottle tops and the rubber end of a pencil. I scraped texture paste through another stencil.

 I wanted to use the lyrics from Somewhere Over The Rainbow as it's one of my favourites. I used my vintage typewriter to type it onto's not disappeared as much as I hoped it would. Lastly I stamped my favourite Banksy image at the bottom.
 X was pointed out that I had used the wrong song should be I Can Sing a Rainbow! Must have been having one of those senior moments that people talk about!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015


Another week...another challenge...Week 2 of the Documented Life Project 2015..

The challenge was to use gesso...I coated the page with a layer to begin with then added some through a Tim Holtz number stencil... Now that there are a few layers on top it's not so noticeable. I stamped the Dina Wakley (did I say that Sonja and I are going to one of her classes in March...too excited!!!) birds and coloured them and the rest of the page with gelatos. I then added some stencilling with distress ink and more gesso. The quotation is a prompt from the challenge.

Thanks for looking.
Kirsti x

Wednesday, 7 January 2015


So I know I haven't blogged in SUCH a long time...but new year, new me, new projects right! Well hopefully!
I watched with great interest the DLP Project last year and decided I would like to try it out this year. So this is my first page from the prompts and now cant wait til Saturday for the next one.
Why not pop over and see what it's all about at Art to the 5th know you want to...there are some amazing artists out there and lots of inspiration.
Happy New Year!!