Monday, 14 April 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Head

Head is the word on Every Inchie Monday this week, and I have made my two in card and fabric. The card one is shrink plastic using a rubber stamp of  ' how to proportion a head for drawing'. The fabric one  is how not to get the  proportions right. She has also had a bad hair day.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Artful Times DT piece for Spray Away

For the theme Spray Away on Artful Times, I decided to do July's spread for my Art journal. This is a rather large book that I have altered to make into a journal. I write in it every day what I have achieved art wise. Sometimes I forget, and there are a few blanks.
I usually paint the pages with water colours, but for this exercise it had to be sprays. I have used Dylusion sprays throughout, and then masks. The stamping around the edge are also Dylusions. I just love Dyan's stamps, and they are brilliant for using in journals. Below are the various stages.
The second one I sprayed white linen ink through the masks, which toned down the colour a bit.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tag Tuesday -- The fantastic and strange

I didn't really have a clue what to do for Tag Tuesday this week. The fantastic and strange wasn't really me, but I then remembered that I had a set of Dylusion stamps with some strange things on.
The background is Distress stains, sprayed with a lot of water allowing the colours to run.
The poorly creature  sitting on the mushroom, not only has blue measles but is terrified of the caterpillar on the ground underneath. He was very lucky that there was a mushroom for him to escape to.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Vintage Journey -- A little bit French. & The Kraft Journal -- Paris or France

The theme this week on A Vintage Journey is A little bit French, and The Kraft Journal - Paris or France
I started off with some packaging, and ripped off some of the top layer to show the ridges. I painted it with gesso, and then with Fresco Vintage lace and Sky. I then heat embossed some parts with gold embossing powder.
I stamped one of Tim's Paris stamps, and used my En Francais writing background stamp. The paper with Paris on at the top is one of Tim's. The next step was to add the photo of the Eiffel tower and the lady who is in Paris for the Spring. Some flowers, a flourish, a spray of pearls and a dragon fly completed the picture.
This is going to be the cover of a book a friend and I are going to do at some time.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Every Inchie Monday -- Gold

On Every Inchie Monday the word is Gold. For the sewn one, I have used fabric with gold writing on, and then sewn on a piece of gold kid leather. I then added some gold threads and stitching.
For the card one I embossed a black inchie with hieroglyphics, and added a shrink plastic Tutankhamen which of course was made of gold.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Try it on Tuesday -- Lets see some beads

On TIOT this time your art has to show some beads. I wanted to make some felt, and put poppies on. I love blending the colours, and I love poppies. I beaded the inside of the larger poppies.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Tag Along -- Oriental

Oriental is the theme on Tag Along, and it seems like a while ago that I used to make a lot of Oriental ATCs. It doesn't appear to be as popular as it used to be. So it was great to get the stash out and have a go. For the first one I folded a kimono out of some Japanese paper, and adhered it to a tag covered in script. This tag I placed on another one, that I had covered with some more paper. At the bottom of the tag I added a geisha, a fan coloured with patina inks, and some red ribbon.
The second tag has a couple of ripped Oriental papers stuck on, a stamped image of a geisha, an embossed image on red vellum, a butterfly, and some stamped bamboo.

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