Wednesday, 28 April 2010

stamped textural painting.... mixed media

Another experiment for this one i used a canvas, builders caulk and stamps and found objects as in bottle tops etc.

I covered the canvas in caulk sprayed the stamps with water its better to do this as they get stuck in the caulk other wise, (that's the first mistake i made LOL )

where was i oh yeah i pressed stamps in to the caulk, did this all over randomly when the caulk was dry i swooshed paint all over and wiped some back did this in layers dried the first and then added a couple more colours, it ended up quite dark with almost an old metal feel to it. might add a few coats of light paint to it or play some more with it I'm not sure.

Again a rubbish photo one day i will make some thing that i can photograph properly

some close ups

Saturday, 24 April 2010

The Altered Element shop

I have just discovered this fantastic shop and thought i had better let you all in on my big discovery, Its called the Altered element, you can find it HERE it sells pretty much everything and also everything i didn't know existed and have now got to have. (I think its made my mojo open one eye and take a peep and think about returning that's how good it is)

I placed a small order yesterday i think i could easily spend hundreds in this shop nah probably thousands LOL there's just so much interesting stuff in there it caters for mixed media, altered art , creative textiles, stamping, collage,and loads of other stuff.

I bet I'm actually the last person on earth to know about this shop go on tell me you have known about it for ages go on say it lol.

I cant wait for my order to arrive there's a few things in there that i haven't played with before and I'm itching to see what they do and how they work.

Have a good weekend and pop over to that shop its good i promise ;-)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

SEA GLASS Experiment

I was looking in my tin of collected sea glass and thought i must do something with it, any way i had a play and come up with this kinda reminds me of the Mediterranean and alfresco dining lol i can dream.

I used MDF board which is approx 18"x 11" some filler from a tube, sea glass and acrylic paint.

I cant seem to get a decent photo though the colours are much better in real life

some close up's

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Tag Tuesday challenge # 48

The Tag Tuesday challenge this week is to recycle, repurpose or reuse something in your tag. You can create the tag from a recycled package as I did or simply make an embellishment for your tag from something that's repurposed.

For my tag this week i went for a vintage style, I used a paper bag for the background that i kept because it was begging to be used at some point for something (the images are printed on the paper bag), the Handel at the bottom is from an old jewellery box which i screwed in to the chip tag, the knob at the top of the tag is also from an old jewellery box.
The believe sign was in my stash so i twisted some wire through i and fixed it to the knob and just inked the edges of the tag
I hope this fits in with Louise's challenge

Friday, 16 April 2010

The Artistic Mother By shona Cole

Its here The Artistic Mother.....A practical Guide for fitting in creativity into your life by Shona Cole.

I have only had time to have a flick through it did only arrive yesterday , but its full of eye candy and there also a 12 week project section. which I'm so looking forward to doing my mojo has been lacking big time its not that i don't want to create but there just don't seem to be anything there if you know what i mean the intentions there but the ideas ain't so I'm hoping this book will give my creative mojo a big kick up the bum.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tag Tuesday challenge

The challenge this week for Tag Tuesday is to use a quote or word that you find inspiring,

so I chose this quote which i think is just lovely. (LOVE..... can not be seen or heard rather it must be felt......)

papers used are from K&co and the quote stamp is from personal impressions