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Sunday, 31 July 2016

August is here allready

Almost can't believe it August this year is just flying by. Here is three canvas panels 5 x 7 that I have put up for sale $5 each Australian dollars + postage which will be envelope rate.

 Peace at sea 

 Peaceful medow

Spider lake

Last of July pages

Last of the pages from last month:


 Class for the month lots of fun again.

 This quote & extra prompt auto went to a China page for me & had just got a travel flyer on China perfect timing :)
Think I would have liked this to be a brighter page 
but overall the concept is good so will try again.

 Used a journal page from early in the year as the 
photo to go on the front of a journal I had printed.

 Jimmy always find the warmest places to sleep









Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Smile journal page.

Loved this quote was such a fun one and 
I found the most amazing pictures to go 
with the metallic background I created.



Yes amazing purple & butterflies made it onto 
the page along with the splatters of rain.



Thought I'd share this beautiful gift I received :)

Canvas - a gift for a long time friend

Been a while since I created a canvas so was so lovely to see this one turn out as I saw in my head.  Creating for someone you know is fun as I could personalise it for them.
I started out creating lots texture using texture paste.


Next I painted my first sunset background using 
Dylusions paints they were the best for this as not
only are they vibrant colours but blend together so well.

Bonus was I used the remains of the colours to create a background in my small journal for a future day.

When all that was dry it was time to add my tissue paper tree.  This time I created tiny twigs & a vine running over the tree as we see in Queensland the strangler vine that takes over a tree in time. 


The completed canvas there is so many things tucked away that make it interesting to look at time and time again.  Three items I used patina to change their colour as they were too brass for this canvas.




"L" for my friends name.  Amazing 
what I find in my saved treasures.


Often I peek a larger animal out somewhere this time it was a rabbit thinking about coming out of its hole.


The handmade beads look fantastic on 
here with little bit of writing poking out.


Can you see the flock of birds flying in the distance?



Love that there is so much texture 
and layers to look at.


The bird is an item I created 
using a mould & painted.


The nest is another mould then painted.


Now the canvas bug has bit again time to create more.  
Hope you love this as much as I do and my friend does.








Sunday, 3 July 2016

July is here as is winter:

This journal page was inspired by Caroyln Dube "Spring" page & of course her "lets play" which I did.  Really had no idea where I was going.  Started this on Friday its now Sunday and its finished.  I'm pleased with it.  Had a pile of fun playing which was what this page was about and trying out some new ideas.

 liked the idea of using the bright dylsions paints with a 
sponge randomly to start my page.  I put washie tape down the centre as it was on the table & to stop bleed through to other pages.  Lastly I ran some colour around the edges.

 Layer two I stencilled in some flowers using the 
same sponge then drew around them with oil
pastels adding a few leaves.

Next I added a yellow and a green (this may have 
been an OOPS but turned out ok in the end) over the 
background and a few sprays of the two bright
colours I have. Then put on a 
Tornado (Andy Skinner Stencil) for wind
using impasto to get the see through look.  

The wind effect was too see through so I added 
picket fence & some metallic grey.  The leaf I 
discovered today cleaning out so it was perfect
for this page.  I painted the fallen tree using two
browns and added a third through a stencil (Tim Holtz)

I had tons of fun and am especially pleased the OOPS actually gave the impression of autumn colours.  Not 
that we really get any in Queensland Australia, does
remind me of childhood on the farm in New Zealand.