I think I am becoming addicted to car boot sales!! I am so please with the things I managed to pick up today BUT I did nearly throw up when I opened the bag of lace bits (£2). The SMELL, stale cigarette smoke with a waft of dirty dogs and old ladies knickers!!! Hence I washed it straight away see photo below.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This started as a piece of cardboard from the recycling bin- to be exact an Amazon box. I was just playing not really sure what I was doing or what I was making. I stamped, inked, embossed and I ended up with this.
Tester pot of paint
Adirondak alcohol inks fot the metal flower and leaf (Latte,Ginger and Oregano)
Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution
Crafty Individuals Bird rubber stamp (C1-180)
Ranger Liquid Pearls ( Platinum)
StazOn Jet Black Ink pad
Black and green embossing powder.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
This is a small 9" x7" canvas that I bought from the pound shop.
a) I painted a base coat of white gesso down first and whilst it was still wet added a small ammount of Earthtones Adirondak acrylic paint. I did not brush it on I stippled it to create a slightly raised texture.
b)Whilst the paint was still wet I sprayed some Coffee shop glimmer mists all over and again stippled the surface.
c)I tore some pages from an old book and adhered them to the canvas, painted a bit of white gesso over the top and then stamped some flower images over the whole thing( I sprayed my stamp with the glimmer mists and mixed a bit of the white gesso with it.
d)The photos were printed off and the edges sanded and the stuck onto the canvas
e) The chipboard shape was covered and a small amount of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pears by Ranger was added.
f) Th back of the bird brooch was removed and the bird stuck down and the the Cluster Faisceaux (crystal stickers) by Mark Richards were added.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Firstly once again I have not managed to take any photos, not because of the lack of light tent- I got that back! Thanks!!! But my camera ran out of charge so I am afraid that it is going to have to be tomorrow.
I have created another altered canvas. I love the idea of altering items to make something completely different to the original. However from reading and trawling though magazines I have become slightly disturbed by the whole altering idea. Why is it so many altered items have to include strange Victorian children wearing clowns hats? I think it is a case of you either love this style of stamp or you hate it. In my case I don't hate them I find them rather freaky. I am sure I may be able to over come my problem with time, but for now none of my altered stuff is going to contain freaky looking children- it creeps my out!!