Sunday, 18 June 2017

Another present

It is that time of the year again when the kids are just about to finish up their school year. I consistently want that my kids give their teacher a little something as a thank you gift. My autistic son has also an escort on his school bus and her present has to rock! He is a teenager now and she has been there for him long time. And for me to keep cherishing her care and kindness to be continued. And a good deed is something I absolutely always teach to my kids as the world would be gone without it. This year I made an altered frame for this sweet lady. Well she better love greens, golden and pinks (inserting a laughing moment!)! But seriously I really hope she will like it as it was made with a great devotion. I was eager to get it looking rich, full of texture and character. At the end of the day it is one altered metal frame but you know how the artistic souls feel, there's huge amount of passion involved in making any piece.

You can tell that I love the Finnabair Metallique Waxes, this time the Vintage Gold. Underneath I used loads of mediums, Metallique Paints and the new Impasto Paint. I bought all the colours (except black and white) to try out. My absolute favourite has to be the Bottle Green. It is such a great retro green! It does indeed peek out in some places. The raspberries are resin ones what I've made some time ago using the mould. The green round pendant has resin too (with black seeds and Flower Soft and alcohol inks). Of course I had to add a lot of metal pieces too. There's also Rusting Powder involved and alcohol inks. You name it, it is mixed media after all. Finishing up with a couple of strings, laces, ribbons ... .

I used Prima Grande Rosette Trim for the inside of the frame. I just cut it apart, dipped these in Sculpture Medium mixed with some paint and after drying sprayed some ink spray on it too. Finishing touches with chalk ink. On the edge is a thick string originated from a shopping bag. That one I dipped into Powertex Transparent so it would not lose its colour.

And this is how it all started after gessoing, you know what, I have one more frame like that for myself, I might just paint it green like on the picture and that's it, as I really enjoy that colour.

Entering my altered frame to Mixed Media Place May Challenge (loved the roses and pinks!)

Also to the Mixed Media Monthly A Year of Choices Challenge. I picked #28 Rustic.

Thanks for popping by,

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Find yourself

Good day, my yesterday evening was filled with art journalling - little bit paints, water soluble wax crayons, patterned papers, stickers, and that's about it!!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Always add some colour!

Good evening, the sun is still shining bright, so good! I have a great fondness for many-many things I like to do but there's this special great appetite inside me for abstract art which doesn't seem to fade, and I am very fine with that!
I went full on game with this 30 x 40 cm wooden panel, I fancied texture but stayed calm with the tones. Here are most of the stuff I used on it - sculpture medium, gel medium, string gel (a lot of it!!), ceramic stucco, coarse modelling paste, plenty of grey gesso, acrylic paints, acrylic inks, slate, metallique wax, wooden buttons, tulle, dried and pressed mulberry wood! Eventually I might spray some coats of high gloss varnish on that panel as I would love it shiny plus it will also bring out the colours even more!

I am nuts about these glossy splatters, all thanks to string gel!

Here's one 'before' pic, the transformation is quite extreme which is good!

Entering my painting to Mixed Media Place April Challenge

All the best,

Chicken wire noteboard

This one is all about home decor. It's an interesting piece, 30 x 30 cm chicken wire where I added Rusty Pastes. Sealed it with Soft Matte Gel Medium as it can be a bit crumbly when done on delicate surface. And just added (and keep changing it time to time) different bits and bobs, you can spot quote on paper, cement piece, resin mint leaf (I did the mould myself using a fresh mint leaf!!) and resin raspberry (used a ready made mould for that!), fabric sew on patch, metal spoon ..., magnets (work great on metal of course), ... the only limit is my imagination!

All the best,

Cactus necklace

I am on the roll as I have to post about one new mixed media piece over here anyways, I might as well do some more older ones. This one is all about resin. A necklace I did. Poured the resin into the mould, added some alcohol inks for the colour but didn't really needed to do that as I covered it with gesso anyways! Drilled a hole, painted it with acrylics, some pinch of Metallique Wax, and ... the pictures will tell everything. Easy! Love it to bits as it is different and I simply love uncommon things.