DIY Paper Marbling – kit and technique

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DIY paper marbling is great fun, and easy to do at home on your kitchen table. You’ll need to make an investment with a few key pieces of kit which can feel expensive. But it’ll set you up for lots of future sessions and after the first go, you will no doubt want to do more!
Here’s a list what you need to get started, including links of where to buy the more unusual items:

Methocel – available from specialist food shops such as

Autumn leaves screensaver

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While walking in the park this morning, I was treated to a beautiful display of leaves gently falling from the trees. It was like golden confetti.
To capture that moment and hold it for a while, here’s a screensaver for your desktop and phone. Click on each gadget to download the image.
x Michelle
 

Oh Comely Feature + Win a Portrait of You

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Oh Comely is a wonderful, playful and creative magazine. I’m a huge fan. The last issue featured a theme of letter writing, a subject close to my heart. One of the drivers to start Roxwell Press was to help preserve the art of hand-written correspondence. So I made an illustration to celebrate the issue and sent it to the magazine.
The editor loved the illustration, and fast forward to this week when the illustration was printed, …

Custom House Portraits Competition – winner!

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Thank you so much to all those who took part in our competition to win a custom illustrated house portrait, also the lovely people who supported the competition on social media with retweets and shares. It means a lot!
So without further ado we’re very happy to announce the winner of a 10 x 12″ portrait is Deborah Harding – congratulations!
For those who didn’t win, stay tuned as there will be other competition opportunities in the coming months.
If you’d like to …

Custom illustrated portrait of a special place

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You don’t need to live in a place for it to become special. An obvious example of this would be a wedding venue. The bride and groom are there for hours (or perhaps days) and yet it will be forever golden in their hearts. But a special place can also be somewhere that you find simple joy in everyday life.
For blogger Lucy Gleeson it’s the beach near her home in Suffolk. “Having a bespoke portrait of my …