Monday, 2 March 2015
Black and white collage.
I started a collage last summer which I was never sure what to do with. It was a patchwork of black and white magazine images. When I placed “sticky back tissue paper” over it I was unhappy with the result – the backing on the tissue paper was too opaque and made the whole collage flat and unappealing to me. I doodled a wilting weed in white pen but no joy in any further ideas. It got put aside with other half finished projects and collage “stuff”. When I say stuff I mean bits and bobs I can’t bear to throw away. This includes envelopes from bills and junk mail.
I sifted through my boxes and got tearing and sticking. A photo of the adorable Mabel takes pride of place.
(pic montage at the bottom shows the original half finished collage (top left) and then some of the stages)
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Stamping with the Gelli Plate (size 3x5) inspired by Gelli Arts.
Gelli plate mounted on an acrylic block and then different stencils and textures used to create patterns. Various acrylic paints used (including gold which adds a lovely shimmer in places but is not picked up by my iPhone camera!)
Sunday, 15 February 2015
I've posted daily on Thingadaylives but have neglected to do so here.
Here's a catch up from the last few days.
A lot has been done towards completing a journal as a gift for Valentine's Day. This has been the focus of the last week.
Doodling, mixed media collage, printing photos, preparing pages.
Today we got out my 8x10 and 6x6 Gelli plates and a bundle of tools, recycled stuff and plants/leaves/flowers (dried from last summer)
Here's a mishmash of photos :-)