Today is Friday - big surprise! - which means it is Paint Party Friday , hosted by Eva & Kristin.
The weather looks cool and grey outside, so good weather to stay home and paint. Actually, all weather is good to paint. If it's hot I can paint on my balcony, if it's cold I sit next to the radiator in the kitchen - so there's no time that's a bad time. Just for H*******k! Ssssssssssssssh! I said it very quietly!
At the moment I am doing a lot of painting, thanks to different groups and challenges - Blue Chair Diary, Summer of Colour, PPF, the Sketchbook Project, Postcard Art, Mail art and all the little challenges and actions which take place every day. The days do not have enough hours to do all the things I would like to, but I manage to spend a lot of time painting and crafting, and it does me good.
Today I want to show you one of the pink paintings which I have prepared for *Summer of Colour* on Monday. Together they build a tryptich. Today I am just showing one of the three, the rest will be saved for Monday.
The paintings have all been based on a stylised self portrait, perhaps the *wish-me*. Although I must admit to having a wild main with streaks of pink hair in the 70s and 80s! I have used a mixture of tempera and metallic acrylic paints, so was able to bubble and burn some texture into it- The background has been stamped with *love* in different languages with silver ink, but it does not show up so well on the photos. But it is a picture I like, I think she looks like someone who is having fun!
And I also made 2 pieces for challenges, a metal tag for *Simon says stamp and show*
and an altered canvas for *Just for Fun* who want to see something with steampunk.
The metal tag has been made from cardboard from a cereal box, covered with aluminium tape, embossed and distressed with Stazon in olive green. The TH tree has been made from the same materials, embossed with a wood pattern and distressed with Stazon in green and brown. The metal flowers have been cut with TH tattered florals, using the aluminium seal from a biscuite tin. The owl and the frog are scrap images.
The canvas has been coasted with white structure paste, and then coloured with Inka Gold in gun-metal grey. I cut a gear out of a piece of brass foil, and used different images from my stash, from CI and from Dezina World. The pocket watches were stamped with a freebie from Craft Stamper, and the other bits and bobs are from an old alarm clock which I recently found in a skip on the street, along with several other interesting finds!
OK, that was all for today. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!