Friday, 22 July 2011

Paint Party Friday

Hi you all, it's Friday again, and we all know what that means - Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin. I was very groggy all day yesterday, and didn't get the painting I was working on finished, so I am sharing 2 pics I made some time back. They have been made using the marbling technique, dripping the colours onto a bowl containing wallpaper paste, and then moving the colours around a bit with toothpicks. It's always fun doing this, because you never know how it will really turn out....In these two pictures, which are, of course, completely abstract, I see a Japanese landscape in the first one and a dragon going for a walk in the second. And what can you see?



And I managed 2 ATCs, not much in comparison to what I usually do, but I spent most of the day resting on the couch. The first one is a picture out of my *Pride and Prejudice*, a very nice illustrated edition from 1902. For the second one I used one of the fairy tags Zoe sent me.




I am feeling better today, so hope to be able to get down to a bit of crafting again this afternoon.
Here's wishing you a great day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

50 comments:

  1. Glad you are feeling better today, Valerie. The first two paintings are fascinating, and the method by which they are produced is fascinating as well. I see what you see in both, however, in the second one, I can also see three faces hiding in the bushes, a goat hauling a square cart, a man riding an elephant going away from the viewer, ... should I go on? i could amuse myself for a long time. I must go back and have a longer look at the first painting. Your ATC's are great .. love the pride and prejudice illustration. Beautiful. Take care of yourself today and have some fun. You will be down a quart. hugs, Donna

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  2. Hi Val, glad you are feeling better. Love your creations, as always. Have a great day! Hugs, Sarah - we are off out now with the kids!

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  3. Ooh, those first 2 have a great look. I expect you're going to psycho-analyse what we say we can see in them so I'm not going to tell you (the men in the white coats would be round to put me in the padded cell)!

    Sweet ATC's.

    I'm pleased to hear you're feeling a bit better today. Take it easy.

    xx

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  4. Hi Valerie, Love these paintings, that method sounds like a whole lot of fun:0) I see what you mean about the Japanese landscape, if you turned the painting 45degs to the right it would be an island with a tree, fabulous! I too see the dragon in the second, brilliant LOL The tags are so pretty and I'm sorry that you felt unwell yesterday, I hope today is much, much better, Gay xxx

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  5. Wallpaper paste painting is one of my favourite techniques for the very reasons you mention. Loving both of yours and they definitely have an oriental feel about them. Smashing tags Valerie and I hope you are feeling a lot better today. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  6. Your ATCs are great Valerie and your wallpaper paste paintings are fabulous. In the first one I see a windswept Oriental landscape and in the second one I see the dragon and a couple of people with waves crashing about them. xxx Hazel.

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  7. Great marbling pics, I see what Gay means about turning the first one round. I haven't done this since school - we used to use bubbly washing up liquid not wallpaper paste. Glad you're feeling better today. Happy painting! xx

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  8. Such pretty ATCs Valerie and I just love those paintings. Like Joanna, I'm pleading the fifth on what I see in them, on the grounds that I might incriminate myself!lol
    Have a good weekend and take care of yourself.
    Hugs xx

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  9. Hi Valerie. Pleased you are feeling better. Love the first two paintings. First one definately looks like a japanese landscape. I can see waves in the second. Can you see a face at the bottom of the dragons body and also part of a head, with black hair, to the left of that! Super tags.
    Have a great weekend.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. Oh Valerie i adore the paintings they are stunning. and i also love your vintagy atc's. Fabulous !!
    Hugs June x

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  11. You poor Sweety, hope you're feeling better! Definitely an Asian feel to both top images. Weeping bonzai trees,dragons and hidden faces. Love your tags, such gentle images.
    Have a restful weekend. x Julie

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  12. Hope your feeling more your self soon hun.

    I would put the top painting landscape as it feels (to me) and I can see your Chinese tree and water.

    I would love a copy of the P&P you have sounds delightful

    Love Dawn xx

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  13. Fabulous colors and style in the two paintings. I love your tag too! HAPPY PPF!

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  14. Wow, never heard of the dripping technique, your colors are wonderful, can't wait to try it! I see a dragon!Love your tags as always!Deb

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  15. I definetly see some landscape. :) But that dragon reminds me more of a dinosour. :)) Gorgeous!

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  16. I love the colors in these pieces. I see asian trees and if I look long enough it changes. Lovely pieces! :-)

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  17. LovE the wallpaper paste technique - hadn't heard of it so will have to file it away for future experiments. The ATC's a very cool with the embellishments you've selected...Hope you feel better soon Valerie!

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  18. I really like these pretty marbled technique paintings! The colors are gorgeous and they have such an organic feel! I love them!

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  19. Oh, I DO love hearing about new techniques- and this one sounds fascinating- I totally see the Asian landscape as well as the dragon- the landscape is my FAVE!
    I hope you're feeling better!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  20. Before I even read your comments, I loved the first abstract because it totally looks like a windswept tree on a cliff with the ocean below! The second one I don't see a dragon so much - I don't really see anything in particular except a beautiful mix of colors. I love the randomness of this technique. Thanks for continuing to visit me and share your thoughts on my efforts!

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  21. I love these color compositions ... Saludos

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  22. Happy Friday, glad you are feeling better. I love the abstracts, just gorgeous. I see japanese landscapes in both and yes I see the dragon. I had never heard of this technique but it looks like fun. Great tags also

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  23. i love these marbling painting and am probably going to completely show my ignorance but how do you transfer the paint you dripped into the wallpaper paste bowl onto a page to creat the actual painting?? I was hoping someone else would've asked this but I guess I'm the only one who doesn't know this process (and many more to boot as I discover each week on PPF!)

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  24. These are great! I see both. Very cool technique - with wallpaper paste? Very neat!

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  25. Those two paintings are gorgeous. And I agree the first one looks like a Japanese print.

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  26. Valerie
    An amazing explosion of colour and so vibrant.
    As for the ATCs I love the Pride & Prejudice one. I have the beautiful Oxford Impressions stamp set.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. Gorgeous - I see a tree and the ocean in the first and a bird in the second.

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  28. Glad to hear that you're feeling better! Love your work from the past and your tags are perfect for the present..or presents! :) happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

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  29. So glad you are feeling better today, sometimes a chill out is just the trick. Your paste pictures are fantastic absolutely wonderful. Take care of yourself and enjoy the week-end XOXO Zoe

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  30. Oh nice work Valerie. There are many things hidden in these pieces. I see birds, goldfish and just so awesome. Glad you are feeling better too and the ATC's are great, they always are. Happy PPF, have a great weekend.

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  31. I hope you are not a shrink and soon to learn how crazy I am because of how I interpret your ink splotches lol! In the first one I see a horse's head with blinders on him, running through a thicket of flowers and leaves on his way to the lovely blue water. The second picture looks like an alligator chasing a strange creature with a big head and a long snake like body, looks like I see a tiny baby critter hiding in the foliage too. Love your beautiful tags. Should I check myself in or wait for my family to have me committed?

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  32. What a great technique using the wallpaper paste, colours and toothpick. I love the abstract nature of them and when I saw the first one before I read the text I saw a bonsai tree. I can also see the dragon. Wonderful. Happy PPF x

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  33. Thank you so much for telling me the process of the marbling pictures - I really like the effect you produced with yours and will definitely have to give it a go!

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  34. Oooooooh ~ Love the painting and colors and movement and Atc's are great also ~ thanks, Carol


    New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)

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  35. Neating paintings and technique. In the first I see several flower buds and in the second I see casper the friendly ghost in color. I like your tags. Hope you feel much better really soon, Hugs, Kim

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  36. What atmosppheric paste picture :) the first is my favourite but I like it turned landscape with the blue at the bottom :)looks like an island then ;)
    Enjoy the weekend weekend
    Von x

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  37. Love your abstract paintings, the colours are gorgeous, I can see a face in the second one, it looks like its peeping through a screen of flowers to me. Glad you feel a bit better today. Yvonne x

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  38. sorry to hear you've not been too good val, hope your feeling better soon, hugs...

    love all your work...

    maria xx

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  39. Hi Valerie, so happy to read that you are feeling better today. Yikes more dental next week!

    I definitely see the oriental scene in the first painting. It is truly beautiful. In the second one with the dragon, I also view a dancing ballerina in the blue clouds. I've never attempted this technique.

    Your other cards are very nice too. You do exceptional things with tags and ATCs.

    Hugs,
    C

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  40. Soo beautiful! Amazing, actually! Would love to see a full tutorial of the process.. do you lay paper over the bowl to get the paint on it? Wonderful work! Happy PPF!

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  41. Hi Valerie,
    I didn't realize you were sick...I sure hope you're feeling better...Such beautiful creations you have made!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  42. glad to hear you're feeling better,, love this work,, always beautiful everything you do,,

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  43. Valerie Such beautiful works of art! You have a magic touch! Hugs,Tee

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  44. Oh my, I adore the colors
    AND
    the design!!!!

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  45. Your wallpaper paste technique sounds so intriguing! (and such very cool results!) I'll have to google it to try and learn more about it - I might have to give it a try sometime :)

    I'm glad you're starting to feel a bit better - hope you feel much better soon...

    xo
    Kristin

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  46. Glad you are feeling better...I have to admit, a first I thought that you painted these as underwater scenes! LOL. then I read the instructions...What kind of ink or paint do you drip on the wallpaper paste? take care gerri

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  47. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better <3
    Love your paintings... what a wonderful technique.
    Your ATC's are fantastic :]

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  48. I hope you continue to feel better. I see a landscape in the first one, but it needs to be turned 90 degrees clockwise. There is a larger green tree, golden shrubbery, water in front and gray cliffs behind.

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  49. Your marbling paintings turned out gorgeous! They definitely have that Japanese feel to them. I love this effect! I've never tried the technique but will have to now! :)

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  50. Love those paintings! Absolutely beautiful!

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