Good morning you all, another week has exceeded the speed limit and flashed by, and here we are again at Paint Party Friday!
Today I am showing you some naked facts. One sketched in red chalk at a drawing class, and the other painted just for fun - which is the way I like it best. Here they are:
The second painting has been done with tempera colours, and has been hanging over my couch for some time now. I had a phase where I loved these very bold colours - still do! - and painted a lot in blue and orange.
And I have another mini book to show you. I made this one for a friend who doesn't like embellishments or *bought bits*, and it should be simple etc. Might be easier just to give a blank notebook! But I have tried. The covers have been made from fibre board scraps, covered with some paper from an ancient book from 1763 that is literally falling apart at the seams, so I am using what is usable. I recently made an altered book using some parts of it, too. Anyway, I painted the covers with gesso after covering them, and then distressed and stamped the front cover. My theme is *winged things*, so I have added some quotes about wings, flying, angels etc. The images have all been stamped with Stazon black and then partly coloured with watercolours. I distressed the pages with TH inks in antique linen and Victorian velvet. The quotes have been written by hand, The only *bought bits* were the rings, ribbons and roses on the front cover. I was trying to get the effect of those pretty old books with water-coloured wood-cut illustrations. I am entering this into *Sunday Stampers* too, as this is about wings this week. I have ordered some smaller rings as these are a bit large; hope the postie brings them today!
OK, that was it for today! Have a great day, stay creative, and thanks for looking in!