Tuesday, September 24, 2013

woyww - paper and roses

This week the desk is a slow work in progress.  Adding the paper inserts into the journal book started last week.   I also have the watercolour pallet left over from painting roses.  You can see them in the top  left hand corner on my desk shelf right next to the lamb and kitty.  Once again watching tutorials on youtube or glued to pinterest and then realise Wednesday has rolled around again.

The never ending problem I have with water bloom is on full display.  Could probably name this "Rose waterblooms"!   I still have to sort this problem out. I am probably overloading the brush with water and do not notice until it has dried.  Just have to move on, keep painting and visit a few woyww desks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

woyww - book covers

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A birds eye view of my desk with a canvas book cover that is drying after being sprayed with glimmermists.
The cover of another journal type book. The original cover was made by RosA from a Jatz biscuit box .... she is very clever.  I attached an image and  added a ring binder with rivets and then lots of different papers.  I knew I was keeping the ring binder part for something!
Finally the finished canvas that was on my desk last week.  Really happy with the graphic 45 papers and odd metal assortments.
Another week flying past but at least I am adding to the school fete box.  Have a lovely week and I plan to slowly visit lots of desks and see what everyone else has been doing courtesy of the lovely Julia.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

woyww - canvas and stall stuff

Still working on things to sell at the school fete.  On the left a gesso canvas with a Graphic 45 image that I will glue on and add metal bits.  On the right is a book/journal that I have made, using gessoed canvas for the cover then binding in folds of mixed papers, tags etc.  Quite happy how it has come together.  A pic of the cover....
which has been coloured with paint and lots of glimmer mist sprays.
A busy week as I also did a workshop with Donna Downey and came home with two completed projects.  Still have to add a strip of black and white photos to the top canvas.  A fun bright canvas using gelatos, inks, tags, washi tape and pan pastels.   The final project was the pan pastel canvas.
Happy how this finally turned out and I like the effect.  But not quite sold on the pan pastels themselves.  I am very heavy handed so I ruined sponges, got pastels everywhere and at one point was ready to throw the insipid canvas out the window. Donna kept me persevering with my technique building layers of colour and the canvas and I came home together and the pan pastels stayed in the shop!
I am interested to hear what others think of pan pastels as I haven't bought any as our relationship is still not cordial....
Off to visit the woyww desks courtesy of the lovely Julia.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

woyww -boxes


A quick post of the 3 boxes drying after the spray of glimmer mist.  I am still making things for the school fete and keeping it all pretty/ simple. Just using washi tape, bling, flowers and mist.  Will have to visit woyww desks over the coming nights as I am out and about.  Even less time now that I have to do a second post  grumble...grumble.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

LO - 18 years later

I was going to say another quick layout and then realised that it has actually taken 18 years to get it done.  Better late then never.   Earlier this year I did a workshop with Finnabair and I really enjoyed her  style and mix of grunge and pretty.  Looking at it now I think it would of been better with a sepia toned photo but really when it takes this long to do the job I won't stress.