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

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!!!