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Documented Life Project Week Two – The Beginning is Always Today

DLP week 2

 

So here is my attempt at week 2. I created a background with the insides of envelopes (very interesting visual textures). I wanted to try meditation/mindfulness as once of my goals. I also wanted to include handwritten text. This layout isn’t quite finished, but I like parts of it. I need to add an alternative quote at the top somewhere. I am practising my handwritten text a bit more before I do!

Twit Twoo – Canvases for my friend’s new baby!

So, one of the projects I worked on a couple of months ago was for my friend’s baby’s nursery. She wanted something feminine, but not just the classic baby colours. Or maybe that was my influence, as I wanted to do something brighter! She chose grey for the walls so she could bring in colour with the accessories and she didn’t know the sex of the baby at that point.

As soon as I knew she had had a baby girl I could get going!

I decided I wanted to do owls, so I started sketching and looking at other owl designs for inspiration. I already had my owl stamp as a starting point, but I wanted two owls for this set of canvases to go side by side with a name canvas in between.

canvases step 1

The first step was to use a stencil I had my Mum cut for me on her Silhouette machine and some coloured texture paste I made with Modge Podge and baby powder. Oddly it dried dark pink, which was a little disappointing as I’d wanted the same colour when it dried as it is in this picture.

So then I had to replace the stencil, mix in some white paint and redo it. I left a bit of bright pink showing through.

canvases step 2

The next step was to add some contrasting blue. Sorry the photos aren’t the best quality, I took them on my phone!

Then I began cutting the canvas shapes I needed for each owl. Here is how I started positioning them:

canvases step 3

Then I coloured the pieces and stitched around each eye and tummy piece with blanket stitch, before finally gluing them all on!

This is the final result:

canvas 1anonymised canvas 2owl final 3


Gel Plate Prints 3

I’ve been playing around even more with my plate formula and I think I have finally tackled the stickiness issue!

squares print 1

squares print detailThis print was done using a piece of cardboard I had used modelling paste onto with squares stamped into it. The second image is just a close up to show the texture.

gelli print

This one is just a straight-forward print. Not sure whether I like the roller marks or not!

 

gelli print background

This one is a paper stencil I’d used in various other prints used over a straight-forward printed background. I think it would make a good art journal background.

 

gelli print stenciled

 

This one is a ghost print of a stenciled print.

I have had a lot of fun playing around. I have so many prints now, I should work out what to do with them really!

 

More Embellishements

More Embellidhements

border 1 embellishement

leaf embellishment

group of embellishmentsI got a little obsessed with making embellishments using a new set of silicone molds I got yesterday. I really ought to work out what I am going to use the embellishments for! 🙂 I love the beautiful swirling colours!

Hurrah – Friendly Plastic Success

Hurrah - Friendly Plastic Success

 

friendly plastic play 2

 

friendly plastic play 3

 

I decided to get back on the horse and have another go with the friendly plastic (I bought a stash of it so I kinda had to!) I tried one of my least favourite stamps with a clear ink pad and left it to go completely cold before peeling it off. It worked, so I tried a few other stamps and here are the results! Has anyone else tried working with friendly plastic? What kind of things do you do with it?

Melting Pot Embellishements

Melting Pot Embellishements

cogs embellishments

 

latin embellishment

I got some more melting pot stuff for Christmas, so I dug out my melting pot and had a play around 🙂

Canvas Background Trials

Canvas Background Trials

 

hallway project background 1

 

hallway project background  brighter close up 2

 

hallway project background close up 3

 

Here are some of my experiments for the backgrounds of my next pieces, collaborations with another artist! I have scanned it in and isolated sections and also adjusted the colours. Just playing about really!

Second Art Journal Spread – Advice Needed!

Second Art Journal Spread - Advice Needed!

Art Journal second spread1 flower

Art Journal second spread1bird

Art Journal second spread2 butterfly

Art Journal second spread2 flower

Art Journal second spread2

These are photos of my second double page spread in my art journal. I want to add some wording to the left page (the one with the bird on), but I’m not sure what, any thoughts?

Handmade Embellishments

Handmade Embellishments

green embelishmentsmatt black embelishment
I’ve been messing around with some new products and here are the results. Not sure what I am going to use them for yet, but I’m sure I’ll find something!

Playing with Textures!

Playing with Textures!

Experimenting with modelling paste, handmade stamps and other objects to make textures which were then coloured with acrylics.

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