Friday, 29 May 2015

The sea, a box and some birds

Hi Everybody!
It's Friday already, enjoy your weekend!

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, and Paint Party Friday, I have made another sea themed piece. Our challenge at AJJ ends on Sunday evening, so you still have another 2 days to join in if you want to. I made another mixed media piece, using a water-coloured background. I added some scraps of vintage paper - just for fun- and painted a seagull down by the sea. The ships in the harbour have been stamped and colored with inks, as has the town in the background. As the stamp was smaller than my page, I linked it in by adding the hills and fencing along the water. The fish and shells were stamped and coloured. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz. I doodled some plants and birds to finish it off, and that was that.

I altered another Camembert box, this is the last of the three. I used torn, vintage paper to cover the box, and added tissue tape to the sides. Then I painted it with gesso, sprinkled it liberally with Frantage white and gold while it was still wet, and embossed it. Then I threw on a variety of seed pods, dried roses, some textile twigs and a chipboard heart, all painted with or dipped into gesso and embossed with Frantage and/or glitter.  I am linking to Anything but cute, vintage garden, and to Mixed media monthly, May flowers

And here are all three together, the other 2 I showed already in detail. They will be going to their new homes in June, to accompany little birthday vouchers.

And I have to show you some pics of the sweet and greedy Jay babies:

Have a great weekend you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Feeling all Bottled up

Hi Everybody!

Another day has flown by, and I must ask the same question as so often -
where does the time go?

For Moo Mania and More if have made 'my' head as a bottle. Sometimes I think it might be good to have a glass head and be able to see what's going on inside it.
I used one of my stencils to draw the head, added the bottle neck on the top, and coloured it all in with pastel chalks. Also linking to 'Face Friday' over at Kim Dellow's Blog

I am really enjoying watching the young jays. When they want to fly, they tend to jump down with both feet together like a toddler trying to jump from a stair, and then start flapping. Okay, toddlers don't start flapping....Here are  some more photos of my visitors:

I love seeing the plants that grown in the crevices of the stones at the castle ruins:

And the paths and meadows are all full of wild flowers:

Have a lovely day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A mixed media tag book and a sea scene

Hi Everybody!

I was happy to be able to get out and about again today after being stuck indoors for a few days - I need the great outdoors!

Today I have 2 pieces to share. The first is a mixed media Tag book made a couple of weeks back. The pages were covered with some DP that I have had in my stash for a long time. The head was made in a mold, given a coat of rust paint, and then embossed with Frantage aged gold and a layer of crackle glaze. The butterfly got a similar treatment. I distressed them both with antiquing paste from Deco Art Media. The front and back covers  were embossed with Frantage gold around the edges, and then covered with gilding flakes in autumn gold. I wanted it to look like an old garden with a statue. For the inside pages I printed out copies of some of the portraits I painted earlier this year, all copied from Modigliani. I did the edging in the same way as the front and back covers. I just used a few fibres in coordinating colours as embellishments. I am linking to Anything but cute, vintage garden. I had fun making this project!

This painting is one I made for Art Journal Journey, the sea. I was not happy with it, the lighthouse is wonky and the seal looks like a monster from the deep - but I tried!

The 'kids' were back again today, always peeking out from between the flowers:

I met the thirsty horses on my walk:

This is one of my fave corners in our little town:

Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!