Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Encaustic art in minature!

These art cards (same as ATCs except you can sell them!) are created with encaustic waxes. Fun to do and dont take too long!
We had a stall at an Open Gardens event at the weekend and I am happy to say that I sold 2 encaustic art pictures and the pink "inky flower" picture from the previous post plus the altered box and quite a few cards!! Not big money but sure makes you feel good!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Inky flowers.....

I was messing about with a variety of inks yesterday, with the intention of creating some background a bit carried away ! I brayered Kaleidacolor inks onto some watercolour paper in a random fashion, added some shimmer mists , spritzed it with loads of water then blobs of Perfect Pearls. The result made me think flowers so I accentuated these by dragging the ink about with a wet paint brush and used some ink on a dabber to make the centres.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Collage on canvas...

I got some gorgeous new stamps from La Blanche last week, they are really meant to be Christmas one but this one is much more cherub than angel I think! The background is tissue paper, scrunched and sprayed with shimmer paint, glued on then some of it was scraped away to make a "cloud" for the cherub. More tissue paper , white this time was scrunched and stuck underneath the stamped image. The border is another La Blanche stamp, I then added some silver lined clear beads , black beads and the bird to complete.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sea shells on the sea shore.....

An altered box of a different sort! This one originally had some stamps in it and has been waiting for inspiration to strike! I have backed the compartments with seaside themed paper, the boat and deckchair are made from balsa wood, paper & coffee stirrers!

Altered box..

Found this little box in a sale, it is about 11cm square. I first painted it with white acrylic followed by Cosmic Shimmer spray, overstamped with more white and again with the script stamp. Finally I topped it off with a chipboard butterfly.

Friday, 10 June 2011


Well, I think thats what it is! I started off with some canvas board , cut it to shape with a craft knife then inked, spritzed, splodged, salted and stamped it all over the inside, added some lovely satin material across the centre along with some scrim , the main image (courtesy of DEZINAWORLD ) which is edged with gold mirror mosaic plus the words and birds. The front and back has a stencilled heart with gold embossed chipboard corner pieces, the front finished off with a key, padlock and ribbon.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Made this a while back but couldn't photograph have a lovely new camera! here it is. Originally a tin of embellishments it somehow cried out to be made into a suitcase!!! I covered it with some K&Co paper with vintage maps on and used various stamps , stickers and cut outs to embellish the outside then covered everything with several coats of PVA to seal. The handle is wire covered in red leather with a couple of wooden beads at each end , a small chain with some "dog tags" on one side. Inside is lined with brown paper , then the holiday images with some shells .

Thursday, 2 June 2011

some more brayered bits.....

These are done with the Kaleidacolor "Berry Blaze" rainbow ink pad, the stamps PaperArtsy, Hobby Art and Docrafts.....still need some practice I !

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

First attempts at brayering.......

Well , not quite the first attempt...that went in the bin !! I have tried a similar technique before but had a lino roller instead of a speedball brayer and it didn't work very well, which put me off. However, bought the brayer and some Kaleidacolor inks at a local craft fair at the weekend , this is the result so far......................