Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
when i paint i usually have a canvas or paper nearby so that i don't waste paint, the excess gets brushed onto something for later use.
6........roughly draw the subject, i used black crayon, then with a white crayon rub over the negative spaces ....the crayon stays on the ridges leaving the paint visible in the valleys created by the fork......the green right wing with some of the original colour showing.....
this could be a fun project for kids (of all ages) to try.
i would love to see your creations if you try this.
please leave a link in the comment box so we can share your pictures.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
the chairs came from the tip shop & the calico from the op shop & the hessian was left over from a previous project
i bought the spotted fabric draped over the chair on the left thinking i would recover the chairs the right way. but when i wrapped them in calico for a garden wedding i liked the look, so will keep the fabric until i think they need a change.
the blue cushion courtesy of simonne. the picture on the drawers is a collage from the 365 creative challenge 2013.
liked this one so stuck it onto an old book cover & then onto a small canvas. still going strong with the challenge, thanks to ihanna for setting this challenge.
the paper flowers i made from rusty wire, book pages & paper doilies, & metal container, another garage sale find, & the table made from wall boards from one of our old houses we renovated a long time ago.these have been previously posted on our blog, from way back, i can't remember when.
i would like to say thank you to the graphicsfairy for some of the images i used to make the second wedding guest book recently. there are some photos on the previous post
a couple of links to some very impressive paper work: annawilihighfield
.for the wedding i wrapped & knotted the calico & tied the hessian strips around the chairs to keep it all together & finished the look with pieces of old lace tablecloths draped over the backs of the chairs.
have i inspired you to try a no- sew new look for your old chairs?
Monday, October 21, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
thank you all for visiting........have a great weekend whatever you do.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
my version of the "pillow case"" dress....machine stitched from two different doona covers, a mauve gingham one with embroidered flowers & another one with a popular girly horse theme that i used to put panels in the sides of the dress.
i cut a bias strip from the horsey one to bind the armholes & neck edge & to make two ties to thread through the neck binding & tie at the shoulders.
to finish i stitched on a white cotton doily.
my sister told me about "pillow case dresses", not sure where she found them but
there are lots of tutorials for this dress........if you would like to make one , or more, they are very easy & cool for our summer, just have a look for "pillow case dresses".
(if you make one please show & tell).
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
here's an idea for the girls.........glue the letters onto the board, i used pva glue.
when it was dry i gave it two coats of white gloss spray paint.
you could put a hanger on the back & hang it on the wall.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
it says "don't leave brushes in the water" : they will fall to pieces, i should know better.
catching features from different faces as they appeared on the screen to make one.
then a layer of gel medium to form the texture.
i used transparent acrylic paint glazes, gesso dribbles (the light bits) & more watery acrylic glazes.