Tuesday, 30 June 2009
TMTA: look into a face
playing with paint and scissors
I did the coloured background in the rain on Sunday and today I added dripped paint (I've been admiring artwork at my children's school using this effect, and Julie from The Land of Lost Luggage also uses this effect a lot). I think the piece is a bit busy but it's ok so is stopping in the journal!! I then discovered a gorgeous image of a Waybuloo character in the Radio Times. I love illustrations in children's picture books, and sketchy pencil drawings, but realised that these don't feature in my own artwork! Hmmm!
I'm much happier with this page. I scraped turquoise paint over it with a top-up card I got in Tesco. Aren't the phone companies generous giving away free paint tools ;) Then I pressed a fairly dry white ink pad down on the page and added some text stamping.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
more afternoon bliss!
and this piece was by someone doing a foundation degree. I love all the squares, and the texture of the piece.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
an afternoon of pure bliss
And how cool is this illustration by Kirsty Wingfield who studied illustration and animation!
More eye candy tomorrow :)
Monday, 22 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Wendy's blog candy
Wendy from the Stamp Attic is offering this fab blog candy. For those who asked about my bird stamp, she's by Stampotique and I got her from Wendy :)
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Wednesday Stamper: Spiders
I came across this spider stamp in my collection the other week and when I caught sight of this bird stamped on a piece of card on my table I knew it would look cute hanging from her beak and would mean I could enter Wednesday Stamper this week :)
I highlighted the wallpaper with paint on a dry brush. Next step is to buy more paint ;) and cut some more stencils. This canvas is huge, the biggest DunElm sold, so it's going to take a while to do.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
what a week!
I spent the evening adding texture to the canvas using wallpaper and polyfilla (spackle to my US friends I think!). I cut the flower from the wallpaper I am co-ordinating the canvas with and used it as a stencil to put the polyfilla through. I need to cut another one for tonight as I plan to paint the canvas, then stencil the flower again over the top.
I've also managed a bit of crocheting this last week. I find it helps when I'm feeling particularly 'edgy' ; then I read that apparently it's the new 'yoga' as the repetitive actions bring a state of calm! I've made up the pieces for a cupcake but haven't sewn it together yet. Last time I had a crochet moment I spent ages making flowers ...
I made one into a bag charm for a friend's birthday...
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Sketch Challenge Winner
Thursday, 4 June 2009
theme thursday - people with hats
I put ATCs, tags or little pamphlets inside the envelopes.
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Wednesday Stamper: Fairy
The stamp is a canadian one from Enchanted Hollow. I painted a patch of white acrylic onto an envelope, stamped the fairy and added colour with watercolours before embellishing with scraps of paper and diamantes.
ps Oops, just been over to the website to provide the link above and there are some really, really gorgeous fairies. I feel a shopping spree coming on!
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
canvases with texture
beading in the sunshine
and had a lovely time adding beads, brads, buttons and snap fasteners - very relaxing!