Sunday, 26 August 2012

Book of Secrets volumes 2 to 4

Book of Secrets 2, 3 and 4!
 A few weeks ago we had our monthly crafty get-together, and the girls decided that they wanted to have a go at the Book of Secrets. My niece Lorna wanted me to make her one as she thought it looked quite Harry Potter-ish so I was quite happy to do another one.
Volume 2 - mine(for Lorna)
 It was a bit difficult trying to explain dry-brush techniques - what do you mean load up the paintbrush with paint then take most of it off???  Bibi and Sam did pick up the technique really well - although Sam wasn't happy with hers but I thought they both turned out really fantastic.
Volume 3 - Bibi's (No pink!)

Volume 4 -  Sam's

Spine - gesso texture
 I also had a go at one of Linda's CCC2 at Studio L3, but of course didn't get it done in time to upload :)
Studio L3 challenge - creative core'dinations
This one was the creative core'dinations technique found on page 61 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities volume 2.  Love the texture fades with the core'dinations paper.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Creative Expressions Design Team Call Challenge - Texture

Note to self - enter Creative Expressions DT Challenge
I found the Design team call via a link in Facebook and thought I'd enter. I would so love to be part of a design team and feel this would be a great challenge for me try different styles and techniques.

The Design Team Call Challenge is to create a project which features texture in some form.
I decided to create an altered canvas, using a box canvas as a shadow box frame.
Lots of different techniques in this, embossed cardstock, dry brush paint techniques, handmade honeycomb balloons, packing tape image transfer, stamping,

Below are some in progress pictures of the steps I took to create my textured canvas shadow box, and some close-up details.  Hope you like it - wish me luck!