Good morning everybody. As you know, yesterday I woke up really grumpy, and today is not much better. So I distracted myself by keeping myself busy, sort of crafting like crazy, crop till you flop, paint till you faint, scrap till you..............................now, now! Scrap till you yap!
Anyway, it helped to get through the day.
For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, I am sharing another *dream* picture, then this was a face that was watching me in a dream. Just floating about and looking, and only the head and the blue and silver hair, no body....
It has been painted with tempera colours.
I have made a small canvas - 4x4", which I am entering into 2 challenges;
*The written Word* at the Three Muses Blog and *Alter a canvas* at Alter it Monthly
The canvas has been covered with criss-cross strips of an old book, and painted with gesso. I added some TH tissue tape and a rub-on flower to give the background more depth. The text has been die cut. The book pages that I used are from the 18th century, and have lasted over the centuries, the book in the background is a parchment bound book from the 17th century; the written word has the power to last.
Then I decided to alter a little chipboard frame I was given recently, 3x3". I have used a picture of the London Eye, an eye - stamped and watercoloured, and some London Images (Stamp by Artemio) for the *Just for Fun* *I spy with my little eye* challenge.
The London Eye image is from Crafty Individuals. I have placed the frame on a picture of a London Street to put it into context.
And while I was watching a totally stupid film on TV - there was nothing else worth watching! I altered a little tin. It was a peppermint tin, which I painted with white paint, and then sanded a bit before stamping the music notes and the Mozart head on it. I painted over it with TH clear rock-candy crackle glaze, and rubbed a little colour into the cracks to make them show better, but it was hard to photograph. I am making a mini song book for a friend, which will be placed in the tin when it is finished.
Well, I think that was enough for today. I need to do my weekend shopping and a tiny bit of h*******k to ward off the chaos that will result if I do nothing!
Havea great day, take care, and thanks for looking!