Monday, 31 December 2012

31 December 2012 - White Pen & Watercolour Pencils

After looking at "One Zentangle A Day" a book by Beckah Krahula.
This is using the Paper Batik idea, painting over lines
drawn with a white gel pen.

I used a Pentel Hybrid Gel pen,
Art Spectrum watercolour (Australian Red Gold)
and Derwent Watercolour Pencils


Saturday, 29 December 2012

29 December 2012 - Glass Paint (home made) & Dot-Painting

I made home-made glass paint using PVA glue and food dye
as suggested in a Klutz kids' activities card,
2 drops of food dye in 1 teaspoon of glue.

I used the wrong end of a paintbrush
for dot-painting on an empty honey jar
and kept the design very simple.
It becomes transparent as it dries.
NOTE - it is not water-proof

Friday, 28 December 2012

28 December 2012 - Pop Tabs, Seed Beads & Wire

Monique's pop tab butterfly provided helpful suggestions:
"Don't let your wire kink because it will weaken and break at the kinks."
"Go slow, patience patience!"

You will find Monique's many lovely pop tab creations on her blog
and available to buy on Etsy (including her fridge magnet butterflies)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

27 December 2012 - Modelling Paste Pendant

My second attempt using air-drying clay. It's still wet.
I used Darwi Classig Air-drying Modelling Paste.
It dries quickly (in our climate) so needs water
wiped over the surface while working on it.

Tools for working with clay are lovely shapes in themselves.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

26 December 2012 - Sunflower Photo & Painter

Using various Cloner Brushes, Water Colour Brushes, Pencils,
Salt, Bleach, Erasers and Adjust Colours
in Corel Painter.
A few of the stages in its creation and the original photo are below.

My photo of a sunflower
growing by the rainwater tank in my parent's garden,
surviving in spite of the summer heat

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

25 December 2012 - Sequin, Seed Bead, Bugle Beads

Sewn onto the pocket of old jeans.
Wishing you a very happy and safe festive season!

Monday, 24 December 2012

24 December 2012 - Kitchen Tools

This is a busy time in the kitchen for many people!
(the fortunate ones)

Friday, 21 December 2012

21 December 2012 - Celtic Knots & Gold Gouache

I learned how to draw Celtic knots at a WEA course.
Happy Summer Solstice!
(or Happy Winter Solstice for those in the northern hemisphere)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

19 December 2012 - Misty Cool-change Sunset & Photoshop

Using various Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Here's the original picture
taken on the way home this evening


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

15 December 2012 - Foil Transfer



14 December 2012 - Out Of Date

Spring-cleaning the kitchen cupboard.
Juniper berries, Jasmine tea, Tuscan spice mix,
all well out of date - sad that I wasted them.

13 December 2012 - Candle

A blended beeswax aromatherapy candle
"Inspiration" from Karma Living,
orange, rosemary and clove.
Sadly a discontinued range.