Then Lin Brown blogged her fabulous book that she created after being lucky enough to go on a Beryl course. My desire to create something was reignited and I quizzed Lin about her work.
I could never in my wildest dreams be a Beryl because, by nature, I am impulsive and a bit slapdash. Beryls work is carefully thought out and beautifully neat and detailed.
But, I can do a me influenced by Beryl and here it is.
First I did a pastel gelli plate pattern and transferred it to some cotton fabric.
Next I embossed a pattern onto watercolour paper and die cut a heart.
I painted the heart with PA fresco and Treasure gilded it.
I mounted the heart onto shiny fabric and sewed it to the cotton background. I free embroidered some of the flowers (badly) and attached some sari silk strips.
Next I hand sewed beads onto the heart and onto the sari silk and attached a metal heart charm.
I mounted the whole thing onto more silky fabric and then onto brown hessian. I stamped Art comes from the heart onto paper, distressed it a bit and mounted this also onto hessian and silk.
With a PA 10 x10 canvas I painted around the edges with frescoes and glued a Chatsworth paper on the front for my background. Then Treasure Gilded the edges and mounted everything, adding a bit of manuscript paper and extra sari silk.
Here it is getting to know the wall hanging and the ducks.
Pleased with my efforts but not a Beryl yet!