Tuesday 17 April 2018

Mixed Media (Alena Hennesy style)

I started an online class this week with Alena Hennesy and it is so wonderful. I could watch her create and listen to her commentary all day - so relaxing and inspiring!  Here is something I made based on her teaching.

I have used Ampersand Aquabord for the this project and it's beautiful to work on. For the background, first I wet the board to activate and used various acrylic inks and high flow paints with brushes and fingers! When it was dry I added the decoration using stencils, stamps and freeform. The dragonfly stamps are from Stamplorations, designed by the talented Shirley Bampton. As well as inks and paints, I've used Posca Markers, Zig Wink of stellar, Jacquard pearlex powder and gold leaf.
I've used split-complimentary warm colours and these are colours I would normally never put together, but I love the drama of the constrast. The first sizing glue didn't go tacky so I used another one, but it's a textural glue an I forgot to squish it down, so the gold looks like blobs:) That's ok - it's a happy accident!

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Let's doodle (leaves )


  1. Oh what a great 'experience' you have had, and you have created a wonderful piece of art Jenny.

  2. So pretty! I love the soft palette. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Let's Doodle Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  3. This is so pretty, Jenny! I love the sunset colours, and those lovely dragonflies ;) Thanks for the shout out, and thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!