Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Craft Barn challenge - Passion and/or Music


This week was passion or music. Now I do like music and punk was a love of mine. My mother refused to let me have safety pins in my ears or bright spiky hair so I just had to make do with playing The Ramones, Clash, Sex Pistols etc..very loud (or as loud as you can when you have 3 siblings under the age of 5 in the house). I ended up with head phones for Christmas.

I painted the background in a neutral colour. I sprayed some sunshine color and bloom and green dylusions and let it all dry. The hair was coloured using my inktense pencils in red and orange and the out line in black. I thought it needed more colour so added pink spray. Finally a pointy finger, a pink brad for an ear ring and black gems for the lapels.

Hope you like.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Craft Barn Challenge Fame

For me this week it had to be Fame! Not my normal genre of music but this is an excellent marmite song, you either loved it or hated it but everyone could sing it.

The chorus goes: Fame, I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how how to fly
                            High, I feel it coming together, people will see me and cry
                           Fame, I'm gonna make it to heaven, light up the sky like a flame
                           Fame, I'm gonna live forever, baby remember my name.

I used acrylic paints on the back ground and used a stencil to spell out fame. Next I sprayed white dylusions through a starburst like stencil. Finally the dancers and writing.

Hope you like.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Tibetan Yak

My second project of the weekend has been taken from Cloth Paper Scissors. It appeared on the front of January/February issue and the artist Susannah Raine-Haddad made a lovely blue sheep. I decided to have a go at a yak and used material, wool and beads rather than paper.

I painted the canvas blue and when dry painted on a likeness to a yak. I used 3 different browns. Next I added horns and a face which was a piece of texture I had made for a scrap book page but didn't look right. I think it makes a good face.

Then the scary bit of adding different materials (some are from Tibet, as are the beads) and wools to evoke an image of a Tibetan yak on a high pass. They have bright wool, beads and ribbons in their hair. Finally I added black buttons for the eyes and nostrils as the painted ones were not showing up enough.

I have to say I am pleased with result and feel I achieved a yak likeness. Hope you like.

Scrapping Paris


A lovely long weekend so time for a project or two. I decided I wanted to make a journal with bamboo sticks and use it for my pictures of Paris. So onto the internet I went and it is called a piano hinge journal and it is easy to stab you thumb while making it. I used water colour paper as I hope to do the odd painty background. The front and back is taken of an old book whose colouring and distressed state was perfect I did not have to add anything to it. The Eiffel Tower is cut on a cricut and then embossed, the title is painted wood bits I had and the flowers were from the wonderful birthday party my family gave me.

The inside is a copy of what I painted in a journal last week but had to be done here as well.

Hope you like. x