Hi Hope everyone had a great Easter, The Weather wasn,t great except Monday when we went to the Beach, Weather was beautiful, brought home bits and pieces of beach treasure. Cannot Resist. Have done afew ATC and Other bits.
Here, a recipe for homemade Gesso If you run Out. Mix One part Talcum Powder to 4 parts water then adding in PVA glue and mix until your gesso has a pancake batter consistancy. I made some last year with some left over smelly talc. ideal for practicing techniques.
Shoe polish sponge on sparingly to give paper an aged effect
Olive oil in a shallow dish of water drip in Liquid ink --- Marbling
Dental Floss Resist , Streched tightly across card and sponge with ink, or bind fabric for tye Dying
Where has the week gone? The weather here has been wet and windy, so have stayed indoors and played . ATC playing cards gone to Satu in Finland. Dottee dolls, Pink ATC and necklet. Mixed media group March challenge, Colour wash on Yupo Paper covered with bubblewrap.
Spent yesterday at an Acrylic Workshop By Michael Sanders, organised by Bovey Art group. We all had a Dartmoor scene which we had to decide what we were keeping in or leaving out etc then to do a small tonal sketch, then do an underpainting in Tonal greys, before adding our colour and finally if needed some glazing, Forgot camera but here,s a photo of Finished scene. As requested heres how i made the Embellished beads in Previous post. some cotton material embellished with Scraps wool, thread, Organza, Chiffon etc . then wound round a drinking straw., ( as in Sherrill Kahn's book Creative Embellishments) glued with Paverpol and left overnite. then cut into smaller beads if wished. Server Trouble will try to upload photos again later
Have managed to do a few pieces, as well as sort through my workroom.
had an accident last week with a bottle of metalic paint all over the carpet, so dh had to recarpet, and rearrange room, so am in middle of sorting everything out and deciding what i should really get rid of?? Well back to the grindstone
Lose This day loitering-t'will be The same story tomorrow-and The next day more dilatory Then indecision brings its own delays And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute What can you do or dream you can do, begin it Boldness has genius'power and magic in it Only Imagine, then the mind grows heated Begin it then the work will be completed.
author unknown, just found it while having a clear out
1. I will not stuff craft supplies in every corner of my house. 2. I will not keep 9 projects going at one time 3. I will not pick more buttons, lace or fabric when i have a ton at home 4 I will not let my crafting area look like a condemmed area 5. I will not attend craft shows just to get more ideas 6. I will not relegate the kitchen table to crafts 7. i will not stock up on more craft supplies just becauce they are on sale. 8. I will not go off on a tangent when anyone mentions import 9. I will not let my crafting distract me from fixing dinner. 10. I will not stay up all night crafting. 11. I will not save dryer lint, empty cereal boxes detergent scoops etc. 12. I will not buy every craft magazine i see. 13. i will not make promises i cannot keep See you at a craft show.
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Quote From Klimt
"I have neither the spoken nor the writtenword,especially if i have to saysomething about myself or my work,Whoever wants to know something about me-as an artist,the only notable thing-ought to lookcarefully at my pictures and try and see in them what i am and what i want to do."