Easy Ink Blending Techniques

My next class towards certification for level 1 in the Altenew Educator Programme is Easy Ink Blending Techniques. The classes show different techniques on how to use ink to create different types of backgrounds using inking techniques such as embossing resists, faux water-colouring, and blending among others. When I first started blending with my inks, … [Read more…]

Colin uses a mouse for the first time since the accident

Today, while we were sitting together at our computers, Colin simply asked if there was a spare mouse lying around. We found one. He wanted to try using the mouse instead of the trackball he has been using. In what I can only call a remarkable feat – he simply went ahead and managed to … [Read more…]

Steampunk Mixed Media Card

I went to a class today with Marie from The Purple magnolia for a mixed media class and had such fun. We used all sorts of metal findings, some embossing powder, and some deliciously coloured waxes. I am in love with the new waxes <3. After a layer of gesso, we laid all the textured … [Read more…]

The first page of my journal

I have had a beautiful mixed media journal for a few years now, but have been too chicken to use it in case I “ruin” it. Well, last night Colin encouraged me to start using it both as a way to collect and keep my projects in one place, but to journal thoughts and project … [Read more…]

Greatly increased finger and hand movement

We started with a new OT (occupational therapist) who specialises in hands only, about a month and a half ago. She is wonderful and has given Colin new exercises, and a new splint to see if we can improve his right hand. First of all, she measured his range very precisely using a device that … [Read more…]