Monday 30 July 2018

Bangle - for PaperArtsy, Kim Dellow Claret, Mint, Sage, Gold Colour Challenge

I am delighted to have another project on the PaperArtsy blog. This time it is a colour challenge, and the colours are Claret, Mint, Sage, and Gold. I was using Kim Dellow's stamps and stencils. She is such a lovely person and I adore this range of stamps, and using her stencils as well gave me a lot of scope. I am not by any means a Gelli Plate expert, and in fact I do not have a full size one, but I think it was because of the stencils that I thought it would be fun to use the Gelli Plate this time.

Although I didn't say in the post, it is because of a scar on my wrist that I had been fancying making bangles that match outfits. I think it was caused by an insect bite that built up scar tissue. I'd like to get it removed but I'm sure the NHS has got better things to do.This way you can have bangles in any colour you want! After I had made them, I added some Wisteria to some of the tissue paper and made another, to match one of my summer dresses. I still have a huge amount of the pieces of tissue paper so I am looking forward to taking them with me somewhere I don't have too many supplies, to do a simple project, maybe in France.

I would be delighted if you would visit me and comment, either here or on the PaperArtsy blog.

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Magazine Transfer MDF Heart - PaperArtsy Transfers Challenge

Over on the PaperArtsy Blog, the challenge topic is still transfers as there is another week to enter as there are new product launches going on this week! So I thought I would enter with another magazine transfer using gel medium. I used a black and white woman's face, particularly beautiful I thought, from a perfume ad. I surrounded her face with the remaining shrink plastic flowers from the hat I had made previously, with Tracy Scott stamps.

I gessoed an MDF folk heart, and then painted it with a baby wipe with shades of Fresco Finish paints to co-ordinate with the shrink plastic flowers. I then stamped all over with the text from JoFY No 31 in Hyde Park Fresco. I used a beautiful Kay Carley stencil 061 with grungepaste at the top of the heart and painted it with a mixture of Hyde Park and Winter Green. To finish off, I edged the piece with Fresco Finish in Gold, letting it blob around the edges like embossing enamel.

I am entering this into the PaperArtsy challenge, which is here.

Saturday 7 July 2018

'Where Did you Get That Hat?' - PaperArtsy Transfer Topic

I'm delighted to have another project over on the PaperArtsy Blog, this time for the Transfer challenge topic.

I chose the Gel Medium transfer method to transfer a magazine image, and had great fun making shrink plastic flowers from Tracy Scott stamps. I would love you to go over and take a look! Over the course of the two weeks of the topic, the blog contributors will be covering quite a range of different transfer methods, which I think is a really interesting area to experiment with. I'm really looking forward to learning something new, and seeing what everyone comes up with!