Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOYWW #403 - still dreaming in miniature!!

 Hi Everyone,

I'll be working when this posts itself tomorrow, but hopefully my lovely friend Zsuzsa will spot it and link me up over at Julia's Stamping Ground and I can catch up with everyone over the next few days. Pop over and join us if you fancy showing the world What's On YOUR Workdesk Wednesday - or just come and have a good old snout around see what everyone else has been up to this week.

Here's mine this as it looked this afternoon ...

The beginnings of yet another miniature kit from China - a really cute caravan with a music box and working lights woooohooooooo!!! In front of it you can see a stencil which my son made for me on his 3D printer today.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Love Is Not Love ...

Hi everyone,

For Week Six of Wanderlust 2017, we had a lesson with the amazing Amanda Grace, who showed us how to do an image transfer with sticky tape and create a beautiful background on which to write a love letter.

Mine turned out very differently to Amanda's, but I was so inspired by her techniques ...

My image transfer didn't work too well, wrong type of printer possibly, but I really enjoyed building layer upon layer of colour and pattern and texture with paints, papers and ink. I loved the way Amanda used white ink to write on the dark parts and black ink on the light parts, so I explored this idea and way off in a different direction.

Here's a close-up, where I'm about to start layering over the background writing, using a stencil which my son made for me on his 3D printer ...


Hi everyone,

Have you discovered Querkles yet?! They're another take on the colouring book craze that shows no signs of abating yet I'm glad to say.

My good friend Trina gave me a Querkles book for Christmas and I LOVE it, because although the image is already there, it's kind of hiding, and you have lots of scope for creativity in how you choose to complete it. Here's one of my faves so far ...

Jim Morrison - black ink
When you first look at the page, all you can see is an apparently meaningless mass of overlapping circles - it's almost impossible to make out a face, let alone decide whose face it is. As you work, a familiar face starts to emerge and once you start it's really difficult to stop!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Obsessed with Miniatures!!

Hi Everyone,

Well I just can't get enough of these miniature room kits from China - I've made four already and ordered some more. NO idea where they are going to go, I don't have room to display them - I just can't stop!! :o) I will probably finish them  off with the acrylic casings and give them to friends and relatives to use as novelty nightlights as they have tiny LED lights inside - so cute when they're all lit up! Here are all the ones I've finished so far ...

Sunday, 12 February 2017

What Dreams May Come ... Again

Hello everyone,

My regular bloggy friends may or may not recognise this page in my latest art journal ...

It started off like this ...