.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Rings of Life.

The current challenge over on the PaperArtsy blog this time is Vintage Neutrals.

I started off by using PaperArtsy Infusions Lemoncello and a small touch of Violet Storms onto some calico.

Some stamping with PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1501.

Originally I was going to use the piece of wood as a paperweight, but decided to wrap the calico around the wood.

I thought maybe I should have stuck to my original idea as most of the Infusions and stamping were hidden within the layers, so when I saw the question mark from the same stamp set, I stamped several times.

Added some flicks of the same Infusions with a paintbrush to add some interest to the grey board.

I am glad I pushed myself to try something different from my original idea, it reminds me of the rings that are formed within wood as they grow!!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Box of Oddities..

The current challenge over on the Paper Artsy blog is boxes. Darcy has provided several inspirations, I was really taken with the boxes by cocostyle, so I came up with this..

Started off with a recycled box that contained little chocolate cakes. Collaged over some card stamped with Paper Artsy Mini Stamp 19.

Quick sketch of some poppy heads, painted with Fresco Chalk Paint Caribbean Sea. Had the idea of a sheep, stitched some layers of fabric, painted with a wash of Caribbean Sea and sprinkled over some Infusions Rusty Car.

Made a little book, just some concertina card and a cover, painted with Fresco Chalk Paints, Mahogany, London Bus and Cheesecake. 

Made another book!!, added some fabric to the cover, dyed with Infusions Blackcurrant.

Finished off the 'sheep' by adding a face from Lynne Perrella set of stamps 007 also from Paper Artsy.

Certainly is a box of oddities!!!

Friday, 27 April 2018

PaperArtsy Infusions and Distress Oxide Reinkers.

Earlier in the month I blogged some art using PaperArtsy Infusions and Distress Oxide Reinkers onto Kraft card.

I had some predyed fabric using some Paperartsy Infusions. The piece on the left was dyed last year, the top piece was dyed today and allowed to dry a little before dripping on the reinkers.

Like the subtle difference.

This piece I dyed and added some reinker straight away, again different effect.

Close up.

This last piece was dyed with some Deco Art Media paint in Paynes Grey some time ago. I folded up the fabric and added some reinkers on the edges.

Great fun, thinking of some ideas to incorporate within some art!!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Collage Mini Book Cover

Made up a mini book with 4 pages size a6 from kraft card. Hand stitched together.

Built up a painterly background and added part of a book page and a stamped image from Lynne Perrella via Paperartsy!!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Collage Mixed Media.

I had a small box that was part of the packaging from a purchase, I flattened it out and made several holes.

Stitched some dyed fibre..

Backed this onto a scrap of kraft card, red ink and some red embossing powder completed the background.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Mixed Media Collage

This fortnight the current theme is Kraft Card, over on the PaperArtsy blog.

I love to use Kraft card, love the earthy feel and texture. It also takes various products to great effect whether it be acrylic paints, dry mediums.

Started off by experimenting with some Infusions and Distress Oxide re inkers.

This led me on to play on a larger piece of Kraft card. Love the interaction of the Infusions and Oxide re inkers.

I used the leaf stamp from Lin Brown ELB34 set of stamps by PaperArtsy.

I used some silver foil packaging from some biscuits!!

My substrate is an old cardboard envelope, love the irregularity of the shape, and left the air mail sticker!!