Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Creating Texture on Paper & Canvas...... in my Pyjamas

 stamped moulding paste over an old collage on canvas, then two layers of different colour acrylic paint.......more to come.....

....& yes it's past lunch time & i am in my pyjamas........still!......who has time to get dressed in between working on three paintings all at the same time, layers of moulding paste, gesso, & paint. one dries & it's time for another layer on the next get the picture?
(i am not the only person who does this, but i will admit to it!)
hope you are having a creative happy day!
thank you to all our visitors.......we love to see you!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

whale ahoy

found another new pattern to try...
hand sewn because I couldn't get to the machine...
material didn't really suit...
too stretchy and some stitches have pulled already...

he also has a row of teeth(?)...
using a strip if lace...
bit odd to me...
but his belly is soft and smooth...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Scoop Net For Live Bait

walked out the back this morning to ask husband if he would like a cuppa.
 he was sitting quietly in the sun stitching plastic mesh together.
 "guess what i'm doing"? he asked...... "sewing", he answered himself smugly.
 wonders will never cease......what next? i thought to myself.
"what are you sewing"? i asked, politely.
"i'm making a scoop net for  live bait"
ok....i thought to myself as i went about what i was doing.
a bit later he asked "do you know where there is any wire"?
my answer was "no i don't have any wire"........."don't worry i have some " he said.
later on......."do you want to take a photo"?
i must have looked a bit puzzled.
"it's recycled stuff, the mesh was around the gas bottle, & the wire is from the old clothes line."(he recently made me a new clothes line).
"you can blog it" he said , looking at me quiet seriously!

Monday, February 10, 2014

"The Red Bird"......

but it just wasn't i decided to try a different subject & try the colour green again.

  the background for the bird.....
 some of the texture from the flowers on the bird's back....
 & a close up of the texture created by using strips of masking tape.
i have been trying some of the  texture techniques in paintings that i used last year for the 365 creative challenge.
 these were much smaller  exercises on old book pages. putting the techniques into larger paintings is much more rewarding.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

"The Red Chair"

re -using old canvas ......palette knife oil painting.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cool Summer Dresses For Little Girls......

 a pocket on the front.....the napkins came with the green border trim & the embroidered flowers.
 .....this green  pocket was a hankie....a lace trim stitched around the hem.....

......& the back again.
this is my version of the pillow case dress, a very quick & easy dress to make for little girls.
 a sheet could be used to make the same style dress  for older girls.


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