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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Doodling - a Postcard fro Hawaii continued..



Well we stayed longer in Hawaii than originally planned and we finished the drawing, and then spent most of the second week colouring.   Barbara provided us with a template for the Hula girls, which I basically used but did my own tweeks, and turned one the other way around and added a guitar! I am obviously getting a bit of confidence in drawing now, however slight!



and then it was the fun part ...... colouring in pencils  !  Really pleased with this and it was fun!

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Doodling - Hawaii - work in progress



Last week we spent the week in Hawaii so to speak and by the weekend we had got to this stage,  the penning with just the last postcard to complete.   This week starts off with learning to draw hula girls and cheese plant leaves in the blank space.    This should be fun - a challenge to draw realistic figures.   Fortunately Barbara has created a template to download of her finished piece, so if the worst comes to the worst we can copy her girls.     We will then have the option to colour our piece of hers.

I'll share the result at the end of the week.

Monday, 29 June 2020

More Stash playing again!


  What should have been a simple job to paint this - wasn't!  My own fault as I decided in my infinite wisdom to pain the letters whilst in situ on their carrier "sheet"  ......... wrong!   I know that when MDF gets wet it swells, but I thought as it was so hot and it was drying so fast it would be ok.  Lazy people take the most pains as they say.   It took quite a bit of fiddling to get the words out of the sheet;  and I will confess some of them broke - so it was a bit of a jigsaw putting them all back together.

The back plaque and ring were gessoed and then painted with pebeo blue/black paint, and then gold gilding flakes applied.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Playing with more stash


Found this cheeky little fellow in my stash, and thought it would be a fun thing to paint on a hot summer's day.    As everything is etched into the MDF, it didn't require a lot of mental effort to colour him.

The decoart neon paints came out again for most of him, together with a little snow effect paste, and some glitter on top of that!

Can't remember the maker of the shape, I just know I bought it through Hochanda some time last year.

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Playing with Stash



I decided to raid my MDF stash in my Craft Den, and came across these two items, that I bought last year (or maybe the year before), and spent a relaxing afternoon painting them in the sunshine.   They are in two parts - a plain back and then the cut shape.    The back pieces were painted with black acrylic with a sponge.   The cut out shapes had white gesso applied with a sponge first, and then they were painted with Decoart paints - mainly using the neon colours.




Friday, 26 June 2020



The blue box is now complete, and the resin coated flowers added.   Views of all four sides and the inside.





Thursday, 25 June 2020

Large Resin Green Lady



I poured my large green lady the other day.    Really pleased with her.   Even managed to incorporate a hanger for her.    She is about 4 inches square.    Can't wait to try another one with some different coloured flowers.  She glistens so much in the sunlight.

Here is comparison between the smaller one and the larger one.



Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Finished Sea Theme Box

Top

Front

Side 1

Back

Other side

Inside
The finished article was painted with acrylic wax and highlighted with pink and blue gleams.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Small Resin Green Lady


A resin Green Lady today - she is about 4" square.    Although I used similar pigments to the dragonfly she has come out with more of a matt finish, and looks metallic.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Resin Dragonfly



My first resin Dragonfly - it shimmers so much in the sunlight, which the photo doesn't do justice to.
I was tempted to shape the wings before it hardened too much - but wasn't quick enough today,     I shall make another one.

The mould was brushed with pigment powders and then a green resin was used to fill the mould.