Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge # 58 Fabric

The Arty Girlz challenge this week is to use fabric on your creations this does include felt, it could be something as simple as a little fabric flower or a whole quilt.

I love Caludine Hellmuths work its so fun and whimsical, and reminds me of when my son was small and we used to sit and watch a cartoons together one was called Angela Anaconda amongst others and her work so reminds me of the happy days of sitting and watching t.v with my son.

Any way here's mine it's kind of a poppet doll of my Aunt Rosie claudine Hellmuth style

I painted a 4x4 canvas yellow and added blue circles made by dipping bottle tops in to the paint and stamping them. For Aunt Rosie i printed a pic of her cut it across the shoulders glued it to water colour paper then tore a piece of text paper from a book and glued that from the shoulders down, when dry i cut it out painted it with a blue wash when dry you draw in the dress detail with a black pen. i gave her some yellow buttons then glued her to the canvas, my fabric element is the heart , i cut a heart shape out from blue fabric did some yellow stitching around the edge and glued it to the canvas.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Recycled hard back book,

on Auntys forum (link on the side bar) this months challenge is recycling so i have recycled an old hard back book that was being thrown away. The covers from hard back books the kind that have the dust covers and feel like canvas not the laminated kind is what i have used and they make great surfaces to paint on i use a lot of canvas boards and this is a great cheap way of using the same kinda thing and you can use the pages as well. (you can pick up cheap books in charity/thrift shops and car boot sales.)

Any way here's what I did I cut the covers from the book I just use the front one for these 2 pictures. I painted the cover with gesso to prime it you may not even need to do this but I slap gesso on everything LOL so i used it. then I painted the cover with blue acrylic paints when dry I stuck some torn pages from the book onto the board and gave them a wash of blue. I cut the board in 2 and used one half for the first picture which I glued the images to then just used a bottle cap to make the circles just dipped it in paint.
for the second one I did or should I say I tried to do a charcoal drawing of a face over the top of the background she looks a bit weird but i sort of like her shes a bit like me not perfect and a bit weird

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Gothic Arches challenge

The challenge this week on Gothic Arches is to use a patch work technique by kelly Rea Roberts.

I have just read kelly Rea Roberts book Taking flight and the technique is in there i hope i have got it right. yes i know i have used my fav image again LOL im so drawn to her.

you basically collage patterned paper patch work style onto the background of your work paint over the top and remove areas to reveal the pattern underneath. you can also add images and do the same to them as in the bird at the bottom.

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #57 Blue & orange colour combo

The challenge for this week on Arty Girlz is to use the colour combo blue and orange.

I made a mixed media piece on a canvas board.

I painted the background blue added text from an old book which i painted orange and tore around the edges to this i added the image of BOB. then with the left over pieces of text i added that to the bottom. stamped the word Paris and Eiffel tower (stamps are from katzel krafts) when everything was stuck into place I used and old credit card dripped in white paint to make the white lines then painted a piece of bubble wrap white and pressed that into the surface. lastly I melted a blue waxed crayon and dripped spots randomly all over. Its a bit different and random just like me LOL.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #56 NUMBERS

The Arty Girlz challenge this week is to use numbers on your creations

I covered the wood with ink added stamps from paper artsy and added the image of the little girl. then used my cropadile to put eyelets all the way round and made a hanging loop from florist wire

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #55~Use Clip Art

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is to use Clip Art in your creations, if you don't have any clip art do a Google search and take your pick there lots of great clip art images on the net, OR for this challenge you can use copyright free images from other sources that you may have. As always interpret the theme as you choose we welcome all crafter's and artists to our challenges.

A4 Mixed media collage

First I dripped water colour paint from the tubes on to A4 card then used and old store card to swish the paint across the card and left it to dry, well more or less i couldnt wait and got my heat gun out and hurried the drying a bit.

I cut the lady image out from a collage sheet from http://www.aisling.net/ i love theses images and use them a lot as you may have noticed. And glued her to the card the other images were on various Cd's that i have bought from eBay i and printed and cut them out and glued them to the card also. stamped some words in black staz on, then used a brush and gesso around the images and smudged it in to blend the images into the back ground rather than them looking like there plonked on top.