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

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Oil Pastels...

I came across a box of Oil Pastels that I bought years ago. I think I used them once, and they went back into the cupboard!!

So, I created the background with layers of acrylic paint, and drew the outline of the dog and used my fingers to smudge the pastels. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Squares and Grids...

The current challenge is Squares and Grids over at the Paperartsy blog this fortnight.

I was inspired to create this after seeing Alison Hall's post, her abstract panel with geometric elements. My project ideas came to mind after I had read through Alison's post.

I started with some packaging from an embossing folder. I covered this in kitchen foil, I used Fresco's in Inky Pool. I love the effect as this colour is translucent you can still see some of the foil. I added some splats and drips with Fresco's in Caribbean Sea.

My geometric elements were created using some off cuts of grey board. I used Fresco's Slate Grey to create the frames. The other boards were painted with Fresco's Caribbean Sea. I stamped using Hot Picks 1501 and Mini 28.

The largest element, I painted with Caribbean Sea and applied some Vaseline. I painted some Inky Pool, and rubbed back to reveal the base layer. I wanted another colour in my project, so I added some Orange Rayon thread underneath.

When I glued all the elements in place, I noticed that the drips I had created were dripping side wards!!!. Never mind, I like the effect..

I like the overall effect of this project, the foil background looks different in daylight and night time.