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

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Crackle...

Country View Crafts  have a great challenge this month, Crackle.

I have created this on a canvas and painted with Pebeo craft paints.

I used 2 crackle mediums, Deco Art Media crackle glaze and crackle paste.


On the lower red section, I have used the crackle glaze and highlighted with some white gesso. Pleased with the effect!!


On the trees, I have used the paste applied with a palette knife to add texture.


After this was dry, I used my finger to apply a mixture of Distress Inks in Twisted Citroen and Peacock Feathers. I also applied a mixture of Cosmic Shimmer Gilding paste in Twilight Dusk and Ocean Teal.

Hope you like...

Friday, 24 June 2016

From scrap to Masterpiece..

Great challenge over at Mixed Media World this month being from scrap to masterpiece...



 I started off with this...


I stamped the whale fin onto some cream card and used the rusty pieces to frame.


I added several elements including dark blue nail polish, beads, fresco chalk paint caribbean sea flicks, distress glitter.


This shows Gutermann rayon thread, cotton floss, gesso.


I added some beads to some wire for movement.


One last view, very pleased with the end result, I painted the wood with Fresco Chalk paint in slate grey.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Midsummer Celebration...

It is Midsummer Day here in Bulgaria, and as a celebration I have created this..


It was my birthday yesterday, and I received some Lino cutting boards and a cutting tool, so I made this..


So, I found a piece of wood, painted with some Gesso. I stamped my sun with Versafine onto some tissue paper, whilst the Gesso was still wet I placed the tissue down.

I wrote Litha with a zig archival pen onto some tissue paper and placed it into  the wet gesso. With a date stamp I followed the same treatment.

Very proud of my stamp!!!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Fabric

Exciting challenge over on the Paperartsy blog being Fabric. I was inspired by Ruth Mescall and her post, so I came up with this.


I wanted to make a collage, as I have never tried yet!!

I started off by stamping some strips of calico using Backgrounds Plate 2, the script stamp.


I made a dye bath with Infusions Blackcurrant and soaked the strips.


I cut 2 squares of calico and spritzed with water and sprinkled with Infusions Orange County for the moth.


The background was created using calico, and I dry brushed on some Fresco's in Caribbean Sea. I created some marks with a painting knife using Bougainvillia.


When all of the elements were dry, following the advice of Ruth, I glued the base to some stiff card, and glued the strips to create some trees. I cut out some rounded triangle shapes for the moth, and made the body with some gauze that was dyed with A Bit Jaded,

I wrapped around the gauze with some Guterman Rayon thread to make secure and glued on the wings and the antenna.

A big thanks to Ruth for the advice on the post, really helpful to me.