Thursday, 25 February 2010

Mixed media Canvas

I've been playing around this morning with Beeswax, Distress Inks, Claudine Hellmuth Paints, Grunge board, Crackle Paint, Collage & an old rusty key ... all in the name of mixed media ..I have a workshop coming up in a couple of weeks, Find this here :
Workshop link

Here are some pictures of my canvas along the way

This one is after the inks, beeswax, & Paints.

This one has some stamped images on it (using just archival ink)

Beginning to add paper collaging now..

And a bit more ....

This is after I've added the Key with wings ... & here's a close up of it :

I haven't done any doodling on it yet .. haven't decided whether it needs it or not yet .. going to walk away from it for a bit & decide later ...
I have also done a bit more to my journal I started the other day :

SOrry it's such a big post, seems to be all or nothing this blogger business lol :D x

Monday, 22 February 2010

I spent the day at the NEC yesterday at the Trade show Stitches. We had a great day, saw Tim (who made me a tag),met Claudine Hellmuth and also Rachel Greig (Darkroom door.
I was just ready for some inspiration & they all helped provide some .. So this morning I have been playing & made a couple of tags so far :

This last week I have started a second Art journal, This one is simply an A-Z of me & I'm really enjoying it, So far I've done up to the Letter E.
Sometimes I write about the things that are important to me that begin with that letter, or sometimes it's more of a list ... I don't set out with any plan or design, just see what appears :)

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 4 February 2010

I thought I'd add a couple of photo's from the advanced metal art workshop we had a couple of weeks back, we made 2 canvas's & a bookmark They are'nt the best photos but some are better than none (I think ??!)

I watched the Chinese New Year special assembly at school where the kids used the dragon mask from the previous post ...& YUMMY I got a belgian chocolate egg, a fortune cookie & a Chinese New year card for my trouble :D .. didn't expect anything so it was a real surprise, but a very nice one !

Monday, 1 February 2010

I'm back again, It seems ages since I last updated but again all I seem to have been doing is making stuff I can't show you because it's for magazines ...I'm in Craft Stamper again this month with a new 'treasure box' project involving distress inks, Metal art & shrink plastic. I've done a Layout for another Scrapbook magazine & an item for a 'Handmade' magazine (these are both relatively new magazines in the UK) I've also done another project for Craft stamper so all in all a busy month, plus we've had 2 more workshops :o)
Then of course there was the Chinese dragon head mask I was asked to make for the school for one of their special assembly's
It's nice now that it's all quietened down this week, I've actually had time to make Mum her birthday card (Happy birthday Mum ..Love you xxx)
& I'm hoping that I've actually got some time to play ! (& blog about it !)
We've got new products due to come into the shop anytime so we will be able to add some new workshops to the list some cool ideas so keep an eye out here :
There's a few pics I'm going to upload to share, I am loving the Ranger colour washes at the moment & I made a few tags the other night with them, there is also a picture of the 'dragon' !