Friday 23 August 2013

Art Journalling Video

Today I was up with the lark - not sure why but I think it had a bit to do with not looking at the clock properly!!!  I thought it said twenty to eight and I was up and dressed by just after 7!!!!  I think I will put my glasses on in future ;-)

Still I feel I have got a fair bit done so far today and it is only 1 o'clock.  I have had my breakfast and was deadheading and pruning in the garden by eight!  The birds were singing and the sun was shining!  4 bucket loads of trimming later I came in to do some admin on my computer.

I have been surfing the net for things for Callum's room.  The wall paper is ordered and I have stocked up on printer ink.  I then decided to use Pinterest to collect ideas for bits and pieces for Callum's room  I found a really fab duvet cover but it is in America!!!  I am going to check out how much it would cost to deliver to the UK as I do love it but I have found a couple of alternatives if not ;-)  Gotta be careful of that - Note to self: make sure you browse UK shops ;-)

I am going to post my latest video before I  get some lunch.  I have wanted to set up and film an Art Journal page for some time.  I have only done 5 or 6 pages so far so although I did my first page in 2011. I am still a newbie really.  Here is my finished page.

If you follow my blog you will know I have made several mermaid tags in the past and if you were wondering how I achieve the effect this is the video for you.  I love editing these fast forward videos as I don't have to do much talking to myself.  Saying that I did manage about 10 takes on the intro before I was happy with it.

If anyone pops by who makes videos I would really like to know how you manage to shoot videos from your own view point rather than from across the desk as I do currently.  I think it would work best for this kind of video in particular but I have no idea how to set up my camera.

I also am led to believe you can rotate your film like you can rotate photographs - I may do a search on that before I eat.  All help gratefully received with that little conundrum!

Hope you enjoy my video.....I had great fun getting all my paints out.  I want to try some different styles of Art Journalling.  This one uses paint and decoupage but I think I would like to try an inky stamping one next.

See you soon.  Thank you for popping by x


  1. Wonderful video! I know how hard they are. This page is just fabulous! I LOVE your mermaid...just a wow! Gorgeous color and design!

    1. Thanks Anita. I love making videos but you are right a 15 minute video take a couple of days to get it finished and uploaded. I spend may hours talking to myself!!!! ;-)

  2. Another winner Helen. Your mermaids are always so realistic and send me off on daydreams - As a child I used to wish I could be a mermaid. Now I'm more likely to sink like a stone, haha ;)
    Thank you for your comment on my tag last week, but mut ask, how do I 'put my name' on my quote?
    Mo xx

    1. Thanks Mo - I too would join you on the ocean floor!!!! But we could recline so glamourously I am sure ;-)

      Art is the portal for your imagination.
      Mo Allen

      Every time you quote it add your name to it so everyone knows you said it first!!!!

      More painting and my Tim tag for me today!!!

      Have a great week Mo



    2. Ahaa, I see, thanks Helen. Simple really. A bit like me, not thnking of that myself, lol.
      I can't imagine you being able to sink, you're on the go far too much ;)
      Ok, off to say Bye-bye to Dexter & Dee-Dee now :( One of my more favourite programmes that my daughter used to watch - "You are so stooopid!" lol


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