Tuesday, 26 October 2010

WOYWW - Back at the desk !

Hi there - a week on holiday & a business trip to Paris have meant no action on the work desk - but the weekend more than made up for it as it was the ArtsyCrafty weekend. What a fabulous two days - friendly, inspirational, creatively challenging - yummy new colours to try! Exhausting yet great fun! Worth the 10 hour round trip !

We can't show the things we made until after the 2nd class this coming weekend but the desk is piled high with the goodies that I was tempted to in the shop !! New stamps, a couple of Kabuka moulds from Ten Seconds Studio, some yummy new colours of gloop (AKA Viva Gold Paint - I love this stuff !) a new gold Mica Spray, new paints -I must be having my blue phase !!- and the pink papers from Tim Holtz I had been eying up for ages !!
Also lots of fun things to decorate & use all that stash on !
Oh and a shot to show my ArtyApron - suitably painty & inky after the weekend !!

Also this week is the new True Stories journalling course from Shimelle - having trouble time wise getting started but have the prompts printed for when I get a few minutes !!

Happy Wednesday !

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

WOYWW - Time Ladies Please !

Hi there -hope everyone is well this rainy Wednesday !

Not much action on the desk this week except for the project I was playing with on Sunday.
I spotted this clock in the sale in Homebase on Saturday & thought it was crying out to be altered ! (I've shown a before & after above).

So I gesso-ed the shiny surface & then worked in Distress inks & Glimmer mists. I used some of my Ten Seconds studio molds to create the metal work & inserted the centre panel and added the outer rim. It looked a bit unfinished so I added a couple of layers of Viva Crocco paint to get a crackled finish. I really pleased with how it's crackled (my best attempt yet !) but the gold is very brassy & garish - does anyone know if I can tone it down by gently adding something over the top of the Crocco paint ? Would a Distress Ink work ? Pumice Stone maybe ? Or an acrylic paint - would I have to water it down ? All suggestions gratefully received !
I did a couple of extra crackled pieces to use in scrapbooking or embellishments - so I could have a trial run on these !!
Have a great crafty & creative week everyone !