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

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

30 Minute Challenge !!!!

The current challenge this month over at Country View Challenge is Time challenge 30 minutes or under.

Here is my make..

Kitchen timer set and off we go!!. I have this tag that I had a plan with some die cut pipe work.. I started off with a mixture of white gesso and Fresco Chalk paint in Inky Pool, applied with a brayer..

Whilst this was drying I die cut my pipework and used the wet paint as a glue. I ended up with paint all over my fingers, so I smudged this on the tag!!

My original plan was to cut several lengths of wool, soak in paint and attach to the tag, when I reached onto the shelf to get some tubes of Pebeo Dyna paint, my arm caught a pot of paint. I just caught it before it fell on the floor, when I put this back on the shelf the label was facing me. It was Indigo Blu called Banana Custard. The word Custard caught my imagination, I changed my plan and decided to have custard coming out of my pipe work!!!

I like apple pie and custard, so I drew a very quick sketch...

By the time I had faffed with all of this, I checked the kitchen timer, 5 mins to go !!!!. So I quickly coloured in the pipes with a alcohol marker and some silver Pebeo Dyna Paint and some Copper Dyna paint and the timer went off.....

Great fun, Don't forget to take part, £20 voucher to spend....

Friday, 10 February 2017

Little Card/Tag

Masks is the current challenge over at PaperArtsy this time, so I have made a card/tag thingy for a friend.

I was inspired to make this after reading the post by Gabrielle Price, I just loved how the background was created, and the masking techniques.

My background started life as a layer of Fresco Chalk Paint in Inky Pool. Depth was added by mixing with white gesso.

A bit more white gesso...

My masks are Washi Tape, the lamp comes from Urban Snapshots Arched Apertures USAA2..

Keeping with the blue theme, I used Infusions in Royal Blood and some matt gel medium..

Like this technique.. Just scuffed up the edges and glued onto some black card. Wordage is also from the same stamp set.