.. If they don't like what you bring to the table, let them eat alone...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Winter Solstice...

It is the Winter Solstice celebration here in Bulgaria, so I have created this to celebrate. I have used various Brusho's and some die cut branches and hand written some lines!!!



Monday, 21 December 2015

Inspiration!!!

Sometimes we need some inspiration to get us going, so I found this over at Mixed Media World..

http://mixedmediaworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/mmw10-inspirational-image-new-dt.html


So I came up with this...


I created the background using a mixture of Derwent Artbar in Paynes Grey, Cosmic shimmer chalk paints in Chalkboard and Slate Grey. 



The bottom section was created using some tissue paper that was mod podged to the surface, I am really facinated by whimsical, folk arty pictures, so I drew this lighthouse. I coloured the main part with some alcohol markers and added some Distress Glitter Black Soot. I glued this onto the project and added a few Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Midnight Snow.

White gesso is great to use, so I created the light by dry brushing onto the project. 

Really enjoy using a limited palette...

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Adventure with Air dry clay

I recently purchased a block of air dry clay to try another craft.

Here is the result, I was inspired by a bottle of bubblebath!!!


Great fun, I have always admired folk art houses etc and decided to make a folk art beach hut. I just used my hands and a plastic clay tool to make the marks on the clay.


Here is the end result after painting with some IndigoBlu paints...

Really enjoyed, I will be sending this to a friend back in the UK.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Experimenting with Red!!

I don't usually use red in any of my creations, bit silly really but it scares me.
So I thought I would try...

Stared off with a scrap piece of cardboard and painted it with black gesso. After this was dry I painted with Scarlet Pebeo acrylic paint and over painted with Bronze eco friendly acrylic paint with a brayer.

I made the buttons from paperclay and painted with a mixture of scarlet paint and some mica.

To finish off a splatted some bronze drawing ink, will use red again as feeling more confident!!!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Experimenting with dimention

I have made this for this fortnight's challenge at Paperartsy, being Abstract.

http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2015/11/2015-topic-21-abstract-art-challenge.html

I started with a watercolour board and covered with an old dictionary page. I then randomly added colour with Fresco Chalk paints in Beach Hut and Mermaid.

After this was dry I splatted some watered down gesso and gold acrylic paint.

I was inspired by the work of Belinda Firman using 'pods' of circles and squares. Most of my work is flat so I wanted to experiment with some dimention.

I recently made some plaster figures and had some left over, so I poued small mounds onto my glass mat. After they were dry I mixed up some mica powder with modge podge and painted all of the mounds and glued them onto the board.

I then mixed up some black mica with modge podge and created frames around the mounds. With some Brass Eco Friendly acrylic paint I dipped one side of a spritzer bottle top and created half circles around the mounds.


Really pleased with the end result and enjoyed the experimenting. Great thing about these boards I can move them around the home in different locations!!

Hope you enjoy!!!!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Playing with Brusho's

Great fun today playing with Brusho's.

I started with a watercolour board and sprinkled in different areas a mix of Cobalt Blue, Lime Green and Gamboge.

With my spritzer I squirted lots of water, very pleased when it had dried. 

Looks a little like the Universe!!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Cake Mould Art...

I have been having great fun with some cake decorating moulds, ice cube trays and using them with Plaster of Paris.

I found a large Lego Man mould, and painted him with Cosmic Shimmer chalk paint and splatted him with gold parchment ink.

A protective coat of Modge Podge matt varnish finished him off/

Back to experimenting now!!!