I have fallen in love with Fredrix Naturecore Mixed Media Painting Boards.

Fredrix art board my little creatures

I discovered it a Christy Tomlinson’s She Art Retreat at Jane Davenports ‘The Nest’ in Byron Bay.

The Belgian Linen canvas is stretched over chipboard, which gives it additional strength.

I am a bit of a heavy handed artist and use a lot of pressure when painting/colouring.

Some may consider my artwork to be ornate as I can never stop with just one layer ~ so this sturdy surface is a creative dream come true for me.

‘Her Romani Heart’ is created on this and is my latest Little Creature.

The background is collage ~ patterned papers, Christy Tomlinson’s printed coffee filter sheet (a gift from her retreat and totally divine),


Punchanella (a gift from Jane which I have already used 100x! and acrylic paint.

I painted Romaini Girl on water colour paper, she was created using  a mix of Prismacolor pencils and acrylic paint.

Her clothes are created out of patterned paper, napkins and magic glitter.

Romani Heart

She shimmers in the dark!

Aussie artists can find these beautiful Fredrix canvas art boards online HERE