Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Found objects

I seem to have found a real mixture of bits for my tag, including, a spring from a wooden peg, a nail, some crumpled up sweety foil, some rusty wire, a picture hangy thingy, a paper clip and a crisp packet that I shrank. I added one of Tim's lost and found pictures which looks as if it's been lost for some time.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Crochet

Crochet is the word this week and I have crocheted a small piece to fit my inch, and drew some with appropriate words on the stampbord one. I hasten to add I had to have several attempts to get one to fit the fabric, and it was very difficult to draw as well, a bit like a difficult tangle.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

More Dyan style art journal pages

Here are three more journal pages in Dyan Reaveley style. I am now going to have to put my thinking cap on and come up with some more ideas. I have lots of pages painted ready for some images and words.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Embroidery -- growth

My kitchen is lime green, one wall of my studio is lime green, here is an embroidery in lime green. I suppose I might go off the colour one day, but not in the foreseeable.

The embroidery is based  vaguely on plant growth -- very vaguely.
The base is felt with various bits of silk, scrim, handmade beads and French knots.
I made holes in the felt with a soldering iron and placed it on a textured canvas that I had made for something else. I really enjoyed doing this and am now aiming to finish off some other embroideries that are lurking in my studio.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tag Tuesday -- Hand Lettered.

For the tags this week I have made two Remembrance Day poppy ones. I did a watercolour poppy on each one and wrote down two of my favourite poems about the poppies that grew in the battlefields after the 1st World War. I added some poppies I made out of organza and added them to one of the tags.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday -- Exotic.

There are so many exotic subjects for this word, but not easy to portray on an inch. I went for an orchid on the stampbord one and a bird on the sewn one. The bird is made from beads and some bullion knots for its head plume.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Mixed Media Monthly -- Texture

On http://mixedmediamc.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-18-texture.html
The challenge is to make something with texture. A friend gave me a large jigsaw book to do so I have made the cover for it for this challenge. I am making it a steampunk/time theme.
The piece measures 24 x19cm I used some texture paste through a time stencil for the first coat and then painted all over with white gesso. I then painted it with two shades of Fresco paint with a small amount of bronze paint to highlight some of the texture.
Various steampunk and time embellishments were then added.

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