Tuesday 27 October 2015

Triptych SN

Evening peeps........fabulous post yet again on the PA blog.
Something spooky happened to me tonight! I produced this Triptych and then nipped over to the PA blog to look if anyone else had posted and what did I see staring back at me.....a triptych by Leandra using Sara Naumann stamps that I hadn't noticed when I briefly scanned the topic on Sunday night! I had been at AFTH all day and was zombified so didn't absorb the input of the topic! It is so much like mine that I must have absorbed it by osmosis!

Anyway...this is what I did!

I used some PA smoothy card and glued down a piece of manuscript. Washed over it with Snowflake and then applied inks to my craft mat and dabbed them on. Wrinkle free distress.
I cut my card into 3 pieces and then stamped with SN stamps.
So, I ended up with a copy of the one on the blog......weird!
I mounted them onto card and was pleased with the result!

Monday 19 October 2015

Face Bistre Vert

My fourth face on the PA challenge. Just enjoy trying different presentations of faces .
This time, I selected some of the original PA paper...the map one. I tore it to fit my journal page and drew the face using a Black Stabilo pencil
Next. I went over my lines with a wet brush and included a few shadows.

I bought one pot of Bistro at Doncaster Stamp Magic yesterday...the green one and was eager to try it out. So, I added some of the powder around the hair and sprayed it with water.

This is how it turned out.

Finally, and not sure about this....I added some white highlights to the eyes and gave her some lippy!

This was a very quick piece and most enjoyable!
I shall enter this into the PA blog challenge.

Thursday 15 October 2015

True Beauty

My third challenge on the PA blog about faces, because....I love the topic!
I saw an advert for some cosmetics that interested me. So, I copied the outlines of the faces and added my own doodling. I painted the skin with a mixture of PA fresco Vintage lace, Chocolate pudding and Autumn Fire. Added a few more colours and some crayoning. The doodling was with my White Uniball Signo and a few touches of Sharpie pen.
Speaks for itself really!
Forgot to say that this is quite large...it fills a page of my large Dyan journal.

I am entering this into the PA challenge.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Face, Kim Dellow style

As anyone who knows me will know....faces are something that I find challenging and like to tackle. So, after seeing Kim's linear face on the PA blog, I had to try.
I started by stencilling some fresco neutrals onto my journal page.
Next, I drew the face, which I sourced from the weekend newspaper supplement, in black stabilo pencil.
I wet a brush and used the pencil lines to smudge to create a bit of shadow! Whoops, was supposed to be linear and I went too far!
Finally, I used my Lin Brown stencil and black archival to embellish the girl and wrote the word Believe.  Simples!

I am entering this into the Paperartsy challenge.

Opulent canvas

Over on the Countryview crafts blog the theme for November is texture.
Recently, I was given a lot of trims, by an interior designer friend of mine. They are opulent and exciting....they reminded me of the style of the fabulous Lynne Perrella stamps by Paperartsy.

I began by grungepasting through a stencil onto the borders and sides of my canvas. Next, I painted with French Roast Fresco paint and finished with rubbing in some Treasure Gold.

Next, I got a piece of red felt and added some lace and ribbons to it with my felting machine, creating luscious layers and textures.

I stamped a Lynne Perrella lady using black archival and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then coloured in my image and mounted onto some embossed gold card.
I played for ages arranging the trims and metal embellishments and added TH metal corners.
My dining room is red and this will go nicely in there....being a bit of a curiosity.

Here is some of the detailed texture.

I am entering this into the CVC challenge.

Monday 12 October 2015

Colourful face

OOOOOOoooooo!  have I enjoyed myself tonight! Faces torment me as I strive to produce them with variety....and bright colours excite me....so, a great fairground ride was experienced tonight!

I found great inspiration from the new launch blog about faces last night, and really enjoyed Kim Dellow's rendition tonight and want to try a line drawing face like hers.....but..Fresco colours and a dramatic interpretation was my goal tonight! Also, I wanted to apply some of the colour with a palette knife!

I drew my face and started like Dina Wakley, adding dramatic shadow! Bit scary, but could paint over it.

Next, I filled in the colours using every fresco paint colour under the sun! I worked and worked on it and, at times, was losing the plot! But, I carried on working and working until I felt happy!
I found the eyes the most difficult.
Finally, I applied some paint with a palette knife, particularly in the hair!
I had a great time and feel like I hit the back of the net! That's what its all about...having fun and getting excited!
I shall enter this into the PA challenge...and it would be rude not to include it in Kim Dellow's face on Friday! 

Sunday 11 October 2015

Calico bag

Another post inspired by the latest Paperartsy challenge on the theme of wearable art.

I bought a plain, calico bag for £1 at Hobbycraft a while ago and decided to paint and embellish it.

I started by putting a plastic carrier bag inside the bag so that my paint would not go through to the back and to stop it from sticking together.
I painted one side with white gesso and then painted with my brightest fresco paints, including the new Captain Peacock. I tried to stamp on top with black archival using LP CO22, but it didn't stamp clearly enough. So, I stamped onto tissue and then stuck them down with Claudia Helmuth Matte medium. I stencilled a few words and finished off with a bit of scribble using my Black Fudeball pen.
Finally, I added a small picture to the back of the bag. I sealed the artwork by brushing more Matte medium over the top.
A useful make in the week that carriers are now costing 5p.

I am entering this into the PA challenge.

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Dribble Bib?

I am on catchup with Paperartsy challenges at the moment as I have been away for 10 days. I did manage to take some fresco paints onto the beach and play but challenges have not happened until today.
I love the idea of wearable art and have a plan to do stamping on a garment at some point but don't have anything that I dare to attack just yet.
So, here is a necklace that I made....it reminds me of a dribble bib and as I am nearer to my dotage than to my childhood then I fear that it may come in handy too soon! Should I make another one I will cut into the shape and make it less bib shaped!

I started by drawing a shape onto doulble calico, Gessoing and painting with fresco paints.

Next, stamped with Ellen Vargo leaf stamps in black archival. I free machined over the shapes with black cotton....I am showing the back so that you can see the patterns.

I attached some Sari silk for ties and embellished the pattern with Stickles in various colours.

So, there is my necklace/ dribble bib! Thanks for looking!
I am entering this into the Paperartsy challenge.