Sunday, 24 November 2013

Cover everything with Gesso!!

Well there is lots to do for christmas. 2 advent villages, a Christmas box to house table presents and a box of treasures for my niece. So this afternoon has meant covering 48 chip boards house and a couple of boxes with gesso. I have also made a couple of other presents but advertising them here before the big day would spoil the surprise somewhat. So here is a picture of it all. I will show the finished articles hopefully.....

 It will all look better when finished honest!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Do You Do Voodoo


It has been a while since I have posted anything, but, life is like that sometimes. I have been to Barcelona and the architecture! Gaudi and the other modernistas were very talented. I am a little bereft of pictures as I managed to leave my camera on a city tour bus. What an idiot...

So today I am going to show my Voodoo Box that I made the end of October with Andy Skinner. I dragged my friend Vicky who doesn't do skeletons but we both had a great time. Vicky did not make her painting so dark and replaced the skull with a clock and the words 'Time Flies' instead of 'do you do voodoo' so all was good.

We were give a box, material, chip board and paint. Painting is always the best bit. Seeing what you are making taking shape and not looking like a bunch of stuff randomly stuck together. 

The skull and wings had fine detail added to it. I am pleased how the hinges etc came out as they look quite metallic.

Time ran out so the back had to be done at home. I used texture paste through a skull mask and when dried painted and highlighted and painted again. I very happy with the result. I am suppose to make a voodoo doll to go with this but a bit dubious about doing such things.