21 May 2017

on a roll

Well I went back outside to tidy up and came across another tag I had started but didn't like...so decided to throw a few bits on it and see what happened. . It was all random things on my desk which I should be tidying away.. I used gold and brown shed frescos on the tag.

Then I added some paper lace and bits and pieces..when they were dry I painted then lightly with black gesso and gently went over with the brown shed and gold paints. I added the tiniest dabs of green peas randomly.

I am going to enter this into the paper artsy challenge which you can pop over and see here.

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giant tag

well I went out to my shed to have a tidy up and decided to use a piece of fabric left over from my last powertex play.

So i got out one of my large mdf tags and added some tissue paper to it and painted over with a blue and green paint. I used some metalic paint over the top to give it a bit of a shine. I also added some clear crackle glaze and bead gel which i got from paper artsy. I picked up some random things laying around on my very untidy desk and started adding them to the tag.

A clock I made with a prima mold and also a little wooden heart,a couple of cogs and a cherub. I attached all the pieces to the tag and added a touch of snowflake fresco over the top to bring out the elements...I am going to enter this into the paper artst challenge Assemblages which you can see here

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The Paper Artsy challenge this time is Assemblages...it sounded interesting so decide to have a play ...you can go check it out here.

I had an empty sardine can sitting around in the kitchen...you know how it is never throw anything away!!!

I started by giving it a thick coat of white gesso...then some crackle paste and grunge paste to give it some texture.
I sprinkled some pink seed beads inside while it was still wet. I then cut a piece of cotton clothe and soaked it in fabric stiffener and made a curtain to go half way over. I cut a tim holtz frame and gave that a coat of gesso and crackle paste and stuck it to the front of the frame.I added some pigments and sprayed with water all around the edges in pink..I mixed some pale yellow pigment with perfect pearls and lightly painted the girls dress and added a little bit to the frame.

When it was all dry I stuck some flowers around the frame and stuck the little dancing girl on from my pack of paper dolls...lol

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7 May 2017

found objects

The challenge on the paperartsy blog this time is found objects and although I didn't find my piece it is art made from something which should be used as something else....if you know what I mean. anyhow you should pop over here and check out all the gorgeous art.

I started off with a magnifying glass bought from a pound shop. I put some Tim Holtz tissue on the back of the glass...I wanted it to still be a bit translucent. I put some grunge paste around the edges quite randomly and used some scrunched up paper to create some texture. I had a rummage through my stash and just picked out loads of bits and pieces including some flowers. I just kept adding them until I was happy and painted it all in little black dress fresco.

Next I sprayed Lindy's over the collage being careful not to cover the remaining glass. I sprayed some cheap hairspray next to hopefully hold the sprays on for the next step.I added some clear crackle to the remaining glass                                                                                                        
Then out came the treasure gold..green amber..brass and a lovely purple colour that was a one off colour from paper artsy.

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21 Apr 2017

utee and resin challenge

the paper artsy challenge this week is utee and resin....love love love utee..not played that much with resin but hope to soon.you should go here and check it out

Had a bit of time yesterday so thought I'd have a little play with some utee.

I started off with an mdf atc and painted it with black gesso. then used a stencil and some black modelling paste for some texture. Next I got a small mdf heart and painted that black..then a coat of claret..then a tiny bit of brown shed and dusty teal with my finger. I pressed the heart into the embossing pad and then the utee...I did this about 4 times. On the last layer I inked up a stamp with black archival and pressed it into the utee while it was still hot..left it there until it cooled.

I rubbed a bit of treasure gold onto the atc in copper and green gold onto the atc then stuck the heart on. I rusted a butterfly charm ans stuck that to the heart.

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9 Apr 2017

Blue and Ochre 2

So here's another tag for the paperartsy challenge...you can pop over and see all the artwork by the designers and the lovely entries here..

I started off with a scrap of card which i coloured with a mix of fresco paints and inks.

I stamped some text in the same colours of archival and edged the tag with some stamps using black archival. Next I took a piece of tissue stamped with text and stuck that to my piece..I ran a small piece of metal through my big shot using a small tim holtz die with the umberella man and lightly brushed brass treasure gold over the raised part. Stamped Art on a spare piece of card and cut the letters out stuck them to the bottom..and done

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blue and ochre 1

Hi all from sunny Hertfordshire...I thought I would do a couple more pieces for the paperartsy challenge of blue and ochre...and seeing as I am cutting it fine with the time again they will be very short posts I'm afraid. you can pop over and see all the lovely artwork here..some lovely stuff as usual
I started off with a large tag coloured some grunge paste using inks put that through a stencil and spread a selection of blue frescos over it..I then dropped some inks over the top and added water to get it to run and drip down the tag. I dripped some ink on a fabric flower and a couple of white ones and sprayed with water

I then coloured some ric rac and used it as a stem for my flowers..I roughed up the edge of the tag and then added some black archival around the edge

Added some gems to the centres and done

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