Wednesday, 18 November 2015

2015 #21 Abstract Journalling {by Marta Lapkowska}

Hi everyone,

It's Marta Lapkowska here. Firstly I wish to say thank you for having me here and giving me this wonderful opportunity to meet you all and create with fantastic PaperArtsy products.

A few words about me ?
From the bottom of my heart I am a creative mind. Since I remember I have loved art and crafts and had passion for innovative techniques. Spraying, painting, stamping and more! From cards and tags to layouts, mixed media canvases, journal pages and altered objects. I am mixed media girl that loves teaching people and share love for art.

Abstract art is one on my favourite themes. There are no rules, no restrictions... you are free. Journaling works in the same order, there is no set paths, we have complete freedom of creating.

I started my project by covering my page with four different colours of Fresco Finish paints Lilac, Spanish Mulberry, Mermaid and Beach Hut. I love using my fingers instead of brush, you have great colour control.

To create some texture I used stencil and modeling paste with Fresco Finish paint China and Concrete

After drying my page I started stamping. I used Emma Godfrey's stamp EEG07. Circles are always great fun. This is definitely a must have stamp set.

Lastly I played around with the circles by painting them with Fresco Finish paints to create some depth. I used white pen to doodle around the stamps. I also diluted paint with water and added some splashes to my page.

Colours of Fresco Finish paints are amazing, rich and vibrant. You will love how the colours blend in together. Abstract art, circles especially are perfect for journaling beginners. I hope this page inspired you to create your own journal spread. Journaling is fantastic way let go, to explore the techniques and experiment.

If you wish to meet me and attend my workshops in March in UK please follow my Social Media to stay tune for more details to come. Here is Art Workshops Facebook Page where you can find my classes.

Feel free to watch my VIDEO tutorials here on my YouTube channel. You can also get in touch with my by Facebook, Blog, Instagram and Pinterest.

Wishing you a great creative time, Marta x

We would love you to join in with Challenge #21: Abstract Art

If you would like to join us in some abstract experimentation, then link what you make HERE.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Abstract link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Nov 22nd winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Welcome, Marta! I love this abstract page - it is gorgeous!

craftytrog said...

Great to see you here Marta, I love your free and easy style of journaling.
Your page is fabulous!
Alison x

butterfly said...

How lovely to see Marta here... I love her work - and this spontaneous, intricate, colourful page spread is a great example of why. Brilliant abstract work, Marta!
Alison x

Seth said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and the layers here.

Ruth said...

Oh how wonderful to have Marta here, been a fan for a long time. Gorgeous page, lots of circles and yummy colours..she always makes it look so easy. Wonderful abstract page. Ruth x

Caroline said...

How exciting, one of my favourite peeps, Marta!! Whoop whoop....
You know I'm a massive fan of you & all you create. This page is glorious, the colours are stunning & how you shaded the circles, added doodling.... Everything you turn your hand to, it's with passion, generosity & great talent. So cool when you get the credit deserved. Still no idea how you manage it all. Brilliant! This has reminded me, I need to add to my Fresco Finish paints, they are lush....Tfs

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous page!! I love the layers of colours & shapes.

Unknown said...

Marta, I am your #1 fan and your work here is absolutely beautiful. As well, PaperArtsy is one of my very favorites places. What a wonderful combination. Great work sweetie!!!

Julie Lee said...

Welcome Marta! This is such a beautiful page with wonderful depth of colour and great stamping. It's really lovely to see you here. Your work is so inspiring. xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Hi Marta great to see you here. I love what you created your page is fabulous. X

Etsuko said...

Fantastic page Marta!! Nice to see you here. I love the gorgeous image and beautiful colours. Thank you for share of us your fab techniques and ideas in the Youtube and Facebook. xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Lovely to see you here Marta - I am such a fan of your wonderful art. What a fabulous page you have created - so full of beautiful colour and abstract shapes. Stunning! x

geezercrafter said...

Thanks for your inspiration. Love all of the circles, the colours are stunning. Fab.

Kathy Bradley said...

As always, your page is beautiful - wonderful background colors and awesome stamps - thanks for sharing your steps.

SCarol said...

What a great page. Love the backround with the circles and the colours you've used. Just lovely.

craftimamma said...

Brilliant abstract page! Thanks for the details of how it came to be!

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh so fun and fabulous Marta. Love every inch!! j.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Gorgeous colours and it was so interesting to see how you pulled it all together. Lx

Unknown said...

Totally fantastic, love the colour combo and the circles of course xx

Cocofolies said...

A wonderful page, love the process and the way the circle stamps are used!!! Coco xx

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