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WELCOME to my little arty world! Trying to make art is a huge part of my life ... love nothing more than messing around with inks and sprays and generally making a mess!

Monday, 18 April 2016

Control Alt Delete

Now that's odd ... was quite sure I'd blogged this already but whilst scrolling back through my posts looking for something else I realised this journal cover was missing.  Goodness knows where I did put it then!

Had been aching to do "something" with the huge ... HUGE ... box of computer parts hubby sent my way (he was not a computer engineer for nearly 40 years for nothing!) ... I am desperate to get them onto a canvas but just don't have the time at the moment to tackle that so decided to do a journal cover instead.

 I get to this stage and wonder what on earth I am doing ... before you paint it all back to one solid colour again ...

Then all the detail kinda disappears and it looks very solid and plain ...

But when you start to add colour all the details start to pop out again ...

And after endless spritzing and squirting with mica sprays it starts to come together ...

Got to admit I got a little carried away with splattering but it is such fun to do ... the wall behind me was equally splattered I'm afraid, er, as was much of the area around me !!!
I wanted the splatters to represent the electrical activity that would have taken place when the computer was, well, a computer, but I didn't manage to achieve the effect I wanted but can live with this as a first effort.

Just need to get into Art Journalling now!


  1. Hi Debbie, thats awesome. I' will be searching through Dougs bin in future, lol. Huge hugs, xxx

  2. Debbie, this is fabulous. What a tremendous gift you have: turning what most people would think of as rubbish into a treasured piece of art. Xxx

  3. Loving this Debbie. Pleased to see I'm not the only one that collects rubbish. Happy crafting, Angela x

  4. It's great Debbie thanks for sharing xx

  5. WOW, that is super cool!!! Love it ! I've been collecting lots of "interesting bits and pieces", you've inspired me to put them onto a canvas finally.