Hi, my name is Thinkie, welcome to my blog!
I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.


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Ali Edwards
Celine Navarro
Michelle LaPoint Rydell
Elise Blaha
Les ateliers de Karine
Amy Tangerine
A Beautiful Mess
Balzer Designs
Bram's tea blog

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Maarten Batenburg
Museum Meermanno
Roeland van Wely

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Life is Magical

I made this page following a tutorial by Willowing:

I want to practise layering and collage. My natural style is pretty clean. I want to learn how to add more visual interest and layering is a way to do that. I keep having trouble with coping how of their earlier layers many mixed media artists/art journalers sometimes cover up during their art process. It seems so futile to put hard work in getting things exactly right, if you're going to cover it all up in a minute anyway! I keep reaching a point where I like what I've done so much that I'm afraid I'll spoil it, or really don't want to cover it up. I didn't add as many layers als Willowing does in the video, but I did allow myself to be pushed out of my comfort zone a little bit and kept going even when I thought I was done.

I'm not too sure about the leaf, and maybe the colours of the snail are a bit too bright, but I like the owl and the colours and what I did to the lady in the photograph. When I set out to alter her I was thinking about how bright hair colours have been all the rage for a while (although even Danja, who lives in a somewhat backward provincial town, told me last year that it had become such a regular thing at her school that the only way to stand out now was to paint a full rainbow in your hair), and how Bob and I keep pointing them out to one another and even have been known to text each other about sightings.

I wanted something quirky/whimsical, and I think I succeeded. I used papers for collage, gel medium, brushes, a water brush, a magazine clipping, clear gesso, Caran d'Ache neocolor II watersoluble crayons, Caran d'Ache fibralo watersoluble markers, a pencil, black, silver and white pens, gesso, a brayer, and a brandless foam stamp with a pair of glasses, with Stazon jet black.

The text on the bottom reads: 'Life is magical. Just step on your broom and fly!'

Geplaatst op 15-08-2016.
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Reactie van Danja

Toevallig, ik zat laatst juist te denken dat de rage hier volgens mij een beetje voorbij is, haha. Ik zag vandaag wel iemand met twee verschillende kleuren blauw.

Reactie geplaatst op 2016-08-15.

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