Saturday, 23 May 2009

Mixed media - and a lot of beeswax


Just come back from a beeswax collage course with Dyan at Art from the Heart , and thought maybe this could be the thing for the mixed media challenge on Mittwochstempler this week. Ranger dabbers, tissue paper stamped images and some fab collage pictures from Lisa'a Altered art, together with some german scrap, and BEESWAX! Hmm, think the technique may need a little refining, but oh how much fun can you have with your clothes on - and how much mess can a girl make!

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

The Smiths meet saucy Victoriana

So it's my little sister's birthday tomorrow. If you knew my sister, you would know that she is pretty much obsessed by how she looks and when we went to New York a few years ago, I could not believe a) how many clothes she took and b) how many times she changed before we went out every evening! Not sure how I arrived on this particular composition, but the inspiration came all of a sudden in the middle of Wednesday night so after work on Thursday I got down to it. The background came from my friend and teacher Kate's article in this month's Craft Stamper magazine. The image came from a free download somewhere ages ago, a bit of Tim Holtz stamp over the background and the text from the classic song by the Smiths. It just needed a bit of something to finish it off, so the stitch to wear prompted me to create a bit of a border with the sewing machine. Continuing the theme I added a press-stud, et voila! I hope she likes it!
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