Dictionary Art Journal – Engine

IMG_3695Quite a fun dictionary page this week for the Dictionary Art Journalers Facebook group. Week 9 is the letter “E” so I’ve chosen the word “Engine”. My page is quite steampunk, with plenty of cogs, gears and copper! The video below shows how the page was created from start to finish. Hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed putting this page together.



Dictionary Art Journal – Lepidopterous

IMG_4287I had so nice many comments about my dictionary art journal pages that I do at odd times of the day and night when I’m not usually in a position to film anything. However as so many people have asked I have managed to film this one! It’s only a short film, there’s not a lot to talk about as it’s a simple process but I hope you enjoy the page coming together. This is WK 7 on the Dictionary Art Journalers Facebook group and uses the letter “L”.


Dictionary Art – Weekend Roundup


I decided to have a lazy Sunday this weekend and so dusted off my large dictionary art journal. Using just Distress Ink Markers and Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush.  I created this page from the “D” section. The Dictionary Art Journalers FB page is now doing weekly letter prompts and this is the one for WK6. I also realised that I hadn’t posted a page I did the previous week for WK5 which is in the “W” section, so you have a double whammy today! The wasp is done with just a black & white outliner pen and Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush.

I don’t know why but I find illustrating these pages so relaxing and the feelings I get while creating them are so different to doing an art journal page with textures and layers.

I guess it’s because these are all one layer that they’re so easy and fun to create!



Planet – Dictionary Art Journal

IMG_3351 Sometimes when it’s quiet at work, I sneak out my dictionary art journal! Shhh don’t tell anyone!

This was done on Saturday 23rd Jan with my Derwent Inktense water colour pencils, a water brush, a Sharpie white poster paint pen for the stars and a gold Signo Rollerball gel pen in about 15 minutes, start to finish!


Dragonfly Dictionary Art Page – Inspiration Conspiracy Video Hop


It’s video hop time and once again the Inspiration Conspiracy group are hopping like mad!  We’re a couple of artists short on this occasion due to ill health and such, but we’re still 11 strong. Each video is only about 10mins but if you haven’t had your fill of artsy craft inspiration, then there is a second group you can jump on over and watch too! So many ideas!!

The full hop rotation list can be found underneath the video on YouTube.

For my offering I thought I’d do another dictionary art journal page. It’s my first of the year and thought I’d kick off with a delicate dragonfly!