12 Jun 2016

Perella House

Happy Sunday everyone! I managed to get a couple of hours in my shed today...seems like ages!! I have had quite an eventful couple of weeks and not in a good way. I am recovering from a very nasty abscess on the root of my tooth which was joined by a gum and bone infection all I will say is no food no sleep and PAIN!! And to top it all I missed my Angel class with my lovely crafty friends...so was not a happy bunny.

Anyway I am on the mend and will do my angel at home as soon as I see Sam and get my supplies. So I thought I would have a go at the paper artsy challenge which is our house. It had to be something simple as my shed is in a terrible mess and I can't find anything. you can pop over and see all the great projects here

So I basically had a little wooden house which I used some grunge paste on to give it a bit of texture..then painted it all with black gesso. I wanted to stick with black and white...no colour so I got out some of my favorite Lynne Perella ladies and stamped then on white card. I cut them out and stuck them into the little openings in the house. I used card to try and have them at all different levels. There is a door at the bottom which the piccies doesn't show up..

I added a resin clock again painted with black gesso and when it dried sanded it back so you could see some of the white underneath..

And there you have it quick and simple

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9 May 2016

mono printing

I had time for a little crafting over the weekend in between work shopping..cooking..cleaning and cutting the grass...and what lovely weather we have had!!! long may it last!!

I was very envious of some of my crafting pals who were able to attend Happy Stampers in Port Sunlight on Saturday...what a lovely place that is and a great show!

Leandra and Emma did a couple of quick periscope before it got busy and they were showing us a technique scraping the paint onto your surface using a scraper/old credit card or something like it.
I thought I might like to have a go....so using layers of mermaid..blue oyster..caramel..chalk..tango..beach hut and hey pesto fresco paints I made my background.

Onto this I stamped in cornflower blue archival with a crackle stamp some script and one of the small stamps from one of my new hop picks

I cut my piece up to make a background and smaller piece which I stamped in black archival again from one of the new hot picks I painted the flower and added some hightlights with a white shaprie. This was then mounted onto black card..added to the larger piece and onto a card blank.

I am going to enter this into the Paper Artsy topic 9 challenge which you can go and read all about here as usual some lovely work.

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27 Apr 2016

white space in black

Another entry for the PaperArtsy challenge..white space...you can check it out here. I loved the black page on the blog, that was my inspiration..

I did a simple journal page spread...painted firstly with black gesso and then little black dress fresco acrylic. I then added some texture with black modelling paste.
 I cut a frames,heart and wings from different dies. The heart was coloured with barn door distress ink and then clear crackle over the top. the wings were painted with little black dress and clear embossed and the frame with pewter fresco.the sentiment is from one of Finn's stamp sets. Once it was all stuck onto my page I added some perfect pearls and treasure gold to bring out the texture...oh and some black lace to balance it a bit more....

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22 Apr 2016

White space in Green

Topic 8 over on the PaperArtsy blog this week is white space...you can read all about it here

I started off with a piece of smooth white card and painted it in sage green fresco paint. I stuck some tissue paper across the middle of the card scrunching it up before it dried. Then some Tim holtz tattered flowers an assortment of flowers from my stash..and some sand balls. When it dried I painted it all over with the sage green..then dry brushed it with snowflake...stamped happy birthday in black archival and done....

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17 Apr 2016

powertex sculpture

I have been having another play at a powertex sculpture...this time using an armature instead of half a barbie lol.

I have to say I so enjoyed this and I love him!! It would take me ages to walk through everything but I basically made the armature and bulked him out with some tin foil the wrapped him in masking tape.

Next I played around sitting him on the paper mache books until I was happy with him. I made some trousers and jacket just roughly sewing them into shape and off I went. Dipped it all in powertex and dressed him...I added different bits of his clothing in stages and when he was dry I added a few different colours of treasure gold.

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14 Apr 2016

A little play time

Seeing as the weather has  started to look like spring really is around the corner I have found myself wanting to be out in my shed more and more.
So I have had a little bit of me time this week after an extremely hectic weekend with the grand national on Saturday and Ally Pally on Sunday a bit of relaxation was definitely needed!!

Firstly I was playing around with a beer mat...one of a few knocking around in my shed and decided to make a little book. I painted it black and added a layer of crackle glaze then chalk fresco paint. When it had finished cracking I rubbed a bit more of the chalk off to age it some more. Then I rubbed in some quin gold around the edges and stamped some script in black archival.
I painted a piece of weathered clock die and stuck it into the corner. The picture is a domino download from etsy..I cut it out and mounted it onto some black shiny card..I stuck it on with silicone glue so that it could be slighly raised and the filigree piece could be slotted just underneath it. I added some paper roses with some tiny gold beads over them and parts of the front cover. I used some sticky embossing powder to add some foil.

 the back was done in the same way...

For the pages I just used some prima paper. I used some grunge paper for the spine and tied the pages using a dark twine. I can't decide whether to add a closure...will have to think about it

I also started another powertex sculpture which is a work in progress...but we'll save that for the next blog post

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6 Apr 2016

Altered playing cards

Short and sweet today....I am in a group that have different swaps most months and this months theme is playing cards. We had to make 9 but I ended up making 10...here they are all finished and waiting to go to my swap partners...

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