Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #70 Make an ATC

This weeks challenge over at Arty Girlz challenge blog is to make an ATC ~ ATC's measure 2.5" x 3.5" in size

"You could add your atc to a card to make a topper or add it to something you have created or you can simply make an ATC as we have done."

I had a go at making an Encaustic art ATC

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Im Guest designer for the Object D'Art challenge blog

I was thrilled to bits when Jennie asked if i wanted to Guest Designer on the Object D'Art challenge blog,
From the list Jennie gave i choose to do the Altered book. This is what i came up with nothing like i first intended but that's always seems to be how it goes for me LOL.

painted pages on inside ready for journaling

This is what i did to alter the book its quite long winded so you may need to go make a cuppa first and get some bickies if your going to read it. oh and may be sit in a comfy chair LOL

I got my book from a sale at the Library for 50p can't grumble at that can you.

Firstly I found an old photo frame and used the glass as a template to cut the front of the book out, then i covered the front of the book with Golden molding paste, to this i added crushed egg shells and let it dry.when dry i used red yellow and gold acrylic paints on the cover over the shells and also on the back of the book.

when it was dry i covered the whole front of the book with a mixture of Tetrolseal car paint (its the black tarie stuff you use on the underneath of cars to stop it rusting) and turps then used a rag to wipe it back to the paint, it gives a lovely rich colour and depth to the texture. (you can also use a cotton bud with some turps on to wipe some of the paint back on random bits of the shells for more effect if you like) oh and don't panic when you see your work has turned black LOL it will be ok .

I used the card that was in the old frame to create my picture i used the same colours for the background as the book then cut out the image and glued it in place, i used a water colour crayon in black and smudged it around the image and edges I also did that around the cut opening. I then glued the picture to the front page of the book, then glued the glass in to the opening that was cut out previously just ran glue around the edge.

I used an old earring for a charm,(just made a hole and used wire) and glued the charm words around the book and added an ivy rub on. Then i screwed 4 screws in to each corner which kind of binds the first inch or so of the book together.
on the inside of the book i covered the first pages with paint ready for when i use the book as a journal to keep techniques in the first is going to be how i made the book.

Friday, 16 January 2009

where's it gone

Has anyone seen my mojo i spent 2 hours yesterday infront of my art supplies trying to think of something to do and nothing, do this happen to anyone else, my head is swimming with stuff but is stuck in there LOL.

I want to do so much that im doing nothing "sigh"

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Arty Girlz challenge "Button it"

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is yep you got it BUTTONS just use buttons on your creations, as usual our challenges are open to all formats and interpretation, create what ever you like but it must have at least 1 button on it.

Heres mine, A 4x7 post card


Acrylic paint, Red yellow and gold


black watercolour crayon

Image is from Heather


Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Arty Girlz challenge

The Arty Girlz challenge this week is to create anything But a card.

so I made an ATC.

Materials used:

Acrylic paint , green blue ,gold


stazon ink


smoked glass chips.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

Happy new year everyone

I haven't made and resolutions because I'm no good at keeping them so what's the point of putting pressure on myself over something i wont stick to LOL well that my excuse anyway.

Have you made any?