Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, September 6, 2013
She's all glass with beading on her eyes and lips and I love her xoxo
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Ive just made something for Ann's challenge over on the studio site, in the nick of time to as it ends in a couple of days
every quarter we take it in turns to put up a challenge, mostly felting and fibre related and they are a lot of fun, if anyone would like to join in then just follow the link above, we also discuss lots of info on our forum so please feel free to check us out there to
So anyway I got my nuno piece done, not very good and i'll have to practise more but it was fun , this is the material I started with, (unknown) and a bugger to work with lol
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
So this is the girl I made, also made her book out of left over silk paper and her bag from card stock that I covered in black gesso then my shiva sticks, I was thinking she needed something else so decided to make her an umbrella, since she sitting reading, supposedly outside lol
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ive been working on this canvas all day today and i think i've ruined it
heres the story lol
I found the picture of this lady and i really liked her face, i CANNOT draw so i thought i would try to do a mixed media canvas with her as the focal point
I wish i had have taken more step by step photo's but ive been totally engrossed and then stressed and then calm and then stressed again, lol
This is the background i started with, using acrylic paints in Burnt Umber, Orange Yellow, Yellow Ochre and Titanium White, i used a credit card to apply the paint and after playing around with it for a while i was quite liking it, i've never used the card before and i did enjoy that.
I was really going for texture mainly and i'm dissapointed that i think i might have to toss it. Being a learner in mixed media is quite frustrating as everything i try to learn is on-line due to , work, family,location. I would really appreciate any help i can get and if i do have to let it go then i'll miss her face lol
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I started out with a board and added tissue paper, paints, modelling pasted, gesso, more paints, lots of flowers and bits and pieces, jigsaw bits, coins,, buttons, netting, foam letters ect, i'm still working with what I have lol
I was going for the kind of vintage look and not sure I got there but Im really happy with the way she turned out. My daughter in-law loves it and its now hanging in Charlies room, after lots of kisses from the little girl herself who just loves seeing her picture anywhere lol
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
this is the first one of these I've attempted and I do love it, I used lots of bits and bobs of what I had, found, scrounged and I even made the paper flower, I wanted a couple little flourishes so cut them from card, ( cant you tell) lol and i'm still waiting for the postman with my orders !!
So this is a gift for our friends daughter who is turning 21 this weekend and I know she loves handmade anything so I wanted to really give this a go. I cut up the invitation which is a picture of her when she was about 8 , she is such a gorgeous girl and I really wanted to make her something with meaning that she could keep. I've had so much fun in making this although I did get a bit scared to actually start glueing things down, then thought, oh just get on with it and see how it turns out, so I did and cant wait to get into the next one !!!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This is a journal that im making for a friend in the hope of inspiring her to pick up her paint brushes and pencils and get stuck into some art.
Its about the size of A4 and has nice strong art paper inside, I've attached lots of bits and pieces to it, rolled up foil to spell her name Rainy, some dried flowers and beads and i cut a strip off a twine place matt to run accross the centre. Covered the whole front and back with foil attaching with paverpol and some pva glue, Now i'll paint, rub and sand and coat it in an aging medium then rub back until i get the effect i'm after. Really liking it so far.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
http://lovingmixedmedia.com/forum/topics/foil-art-technique, i like a lot of what he does and with this foil art he uses Ashphelt /tar or Shoe Polish, i opted for the shoe polish because i couldnt find any tar, basically you create a piece with lots of mixed media in it, cover it with the foil and then paint with different colors. Then you give it a coat of the tar/ shoe polish and wipe off, So heres what i've done so far
These are the pieces just covered in paint, i actually forgot to take a pic before that when they were completely covered in kitchen foil, so anyway i was just using random colors so i could see what it would do and where i was going and in no particular pattern or anything
Monday, March 11, 2013
The weather here has been so hot for so long its taking its toll, i never say this but now that its supposed to be Autumn can we please have some Autumn weather and get away from all this heat lol
Its been hard to get into much with it being so hot but i have been working on some mixed media with foil and i'll put some pics up shortly
I really just wanted to say that i'm back in here and so far so good, i've been able to catch up and move forward !!!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here's another Altered Book i finished, i wanted to put some aussie flavour on this one , i do think there kinda strange but i'm enjoying playing around.
Then i was looking around the web for more uses for Gesso and well, one thing let to another and i was hooked on abstract painting, i really want to have a play around with that but in the mean time i found an excellent tutorial on painting so of course i had to have a go. One of the artist's that i was watching is Skye Taylor, he does some awesome work but also has lots of video's, with tips and ideas', one of the main things he said ( that i heard) was Dont be afraid ! so i wasnt and i jumped in lol
This is my first Ever painting and i'm very happy, i followed an online tutorial from Amy Pearson (herartintheattic.blogspot.com ) and i had so much fun , i'm looking forward to learning more and getting into some abstract work ( my favorite) so far
another favorite is Pete Dranitsin and i might even do his online art lessons, i've painted another small one using one of his free online lessons but its not quite finished , i'm so loving it
so anyway, its onwards and upwards, things change, people change and i'm in the throws of trying to find whats best for me and having a lot of fun along the way.