Sunday, 17 December 2017

In Progress - Mixed Media Relief Painting

I'm taking an online art workshop with Maria Fondler-Grossbaum in Marvellous Mixed Media - 3D Techniques. This first stage is building up layers and texture using modelling paste and toilet tissue! The piece is 12 by 12 inches. Next will come paint.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Abstract in Acrylics

The kids have been doing abstract art with Ally Brighton Art. Of course I had to join in!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Needle-Felting Plus Melting Equals Art

In one of my art groups we have been discussing combining different techniques. I have recently bought a needle-felting machine and have just completed a workshop on how to use it (more on that if the piece ever gets finished!). I decided to try needle-felting acrylic felts and organza and then melting them, needle-felting more and cutting them up with a soldering iron. Here are some of my experiments which were then free machined with metallic threads.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Fed-Up With Finishings

I really hate finishing off textile art pieces. It takes so long to sew a binding and involves way too much accuracy and too little creativity for my liking. I've been working on some smaller pieces lately and have been using cheap ready-made frames to finish them off. You do have to plan ahead though and make work in standard frame size!

These 3 felt and organza pieces are all fused with the soldering iron and then hand stitched. I've added a few beads for a little extra bling.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Sketches and Journals

I've been on holiday a lot recently. Whilst I was away I only had access to a few basic supplies to work with in my sketchbooks and journals. Pencil, pen, a small tin of watercolours and an aqua brush are just about all you can take internationally. The camper-trailer is a little better stocked with acrylics and markers.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Spoonflower Shop

Some of my designs are now available as fabric, gift wrap, wallpaper and home furnishings on Spoonflower. Shop HERE

Friday, 27 October 2017

Landers Fabric Design

Here's my latest fabric design. This week the competition was for an abstract repeat in a limited colour palette. Vote here.

This one was inspired by some of my sketchbook experiments.