I thought I’d give you a progress report on the things I’m doing and loving, I think you’ve seen these first 2 but im adding them in to show the firsts ones in mixed media that I was playing with. These are foil art and I’m thoroughly enjoying playing around.
My current project im working on is for a friend of mine that loves to draw and paint but unfortunately hasn’t picked up her brushes or pencils for a long time. We’ve had so many conversations about this and I’ve been trying to encourage her to get going, well its not working yet although I think I’m getting close lol So I decided to make her something that in the hope of inspiring her to move. This is a blank journal that she can use to draw, paint or just do art and I really hope she likes it. Her name is Loraine but we all call her rainy. So this is another foil art project and I still wasnt sure what I was doing so silly my didn’t take any pics until now, But I’ve added in rolled up pieces of foil strips to make her name, in a pic below there is a red and black mat, I cut a strip from the red one and attached it along of middle of book, there’s a key, some beads, dried flowers in the left bottom corner and as I devoured a block of chocolate the other night,( in the name of art) I also attached a small portion of the wrapper lol the whole book is then covered in many layers of foil, I’ve glad wrapped the inside pages so I don’t get any mess on them. I used a small dry stiff brush and paverpol to carefully press the foil into all the nooks and crannies so as to have all the things I added in, raised up and standing out. This has taken me the better part of the week to do so far as I wanted it to be all attached properly and not have any loose bits, last night I went over the entire surface with pva and paverpol to make sure that as its being used, nothing will come off.
Today I’ll be adding the paint and starting to sand it back until I get the effect I’m after before using an ageing medium and then sealing completely with a varnish. I’ll make sure at least a small part of the Cadbury wrapper is shown so she knows that I had to eat chocolate, for her sake lol
This next lot of pics is to show you what I’ve been collecting as part of my mixed media rampage, and yes there are egg shells in there ready and waiting for me to break them up and add them in to something lol Ive also been raiding hubby’s shed for any small bits and pieces, he has no idea that’s he’s missing a few small things yet lol
I’ve even thought that if I have any built up paint bits left I let them go dry so I can peel them off and maybe add them into something. on the right
My daughter has also been in a creative mood and made this melted crayon piece, shes not really happy with as she said she over melted and they blended a bit to much, but she had fun anyway !
And I think ive said that she loves Tim Burton so this is one of his that she did as well. I really love this one
So as you can see I haven’t been sitting idle and I’ve also been helping my son with Charlie while her mums away at work back in the mining industry. I forgot what running after a 14 month old does to you, I was pooped on Sunday lol she so dam gorgeous though its all worth the extra exercise I’m getting haha
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