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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Spring Fever

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.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Craft Hints

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

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Busy Week

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.
Brown paper Walnut ink, Rain mist and colourwash.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Saturday Workshop

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

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Some finished pieces

Had a busy day yesterday on my embellisher, made some beads and a vase, plus some ATC cards and postcards and Quilties

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Bits and Pieces

Thanks to all who left some lovely comments.

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

Monday, 3 March 2008

Quote of the Day

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