Monday, 30 May 2016

Junk Canvas

Anna from Craft box set us a challenge to make a blended canvas from bits of junk. 
I had a box full of pieces that got water damaged when my craft storage area got flooded from the water tank that lives above it, so this was an ideal opportunity to use some of that stuff. Plus ring pulls, ripped up cardboard box, a broken paintbrush, old inky cotton buds, bottle tops, netting, plastic insects, bobbins,sliced up empty kitchen roll, broken pieces of laser cut pieces, cocktail sticks, finds from walks including a glass heart and marble! And so much more.
Once all of this was glued into place, I covered it with white gesso then started spraying with 
DecoArts Media Misters "yellow green" and "turquoise", these misters work like a dream and give really good coverage. 
Thank for looking x

My Mum

I've just realised that I haven't updated my blog in a long, long time.  It's not for a lack of not wanting to but due to caring for my poor mother who sadly passed away on the 10th May and also having to work full time too. 
I'll be adding more photos over the next few days. 
But firstly one photo of my beautiful mother, rest in peace.
Miss you so very much. xxx

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Zentangle Butterfly

Here's my take on the Zentangle Butterfly from wk 2 Bonus project of Life Book 2016.

Saturday, 2 January 2016


Warm up piece for Life Book 2016 - My word for this year is Explore - although that might change as the year progresses, In fairness to the teachers and Life Book, I will not be sharing any of the techniques.
The photo is a bit rubbish but if I cropped it the colours darkened so much that it wasn't recognisable as the piece I'd created as it is this is already darker than the piece actually is as it has a very thin gesso wash over it so should be more muted.

One Word - Explore

Here's my take on week one of Wanderlust - One word journal pages. I'd actually chosen this word earlier for my word of the year, although that might change as the year goes on.
Sorry in fairness to the teachers at Wanderlust I will not be sharing any techniques used.

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