December 24, 2009
December 21, 2009
December 19, 2009
December 17, 2009
The main body part of Mrs Nature is roughly 10 inches, her face was hand cast Sculpey, some other fun products used include: Grunge paper, Prima flowers, Scrapware products, gel medium, heat treated copper tape. The template is a personal design. This little lady will be jet setting across the globe as an exchange, in the new year. (I hope you like her Maggie)
December 12, 2009
I began this creation last night at our regular Artzy Tartz nights, and finished it about 10 minutes ago...actually I am just waiting for everything to dry before I fix the acrylic face over the entire piece. The cabinet card is genuine and is well over 100 years old. Some of the products used include micaceous iron oxide (one of the few times I will actually wear gloves), the "nails" on my fence are actually brads that I have cut the posts from. I hand made the hat...I need to make a pile of these because it turned out soooo good, the texture on the frame and the fence is simply PVA glue. The flourishes are grungeboard that has been painted and then poked with a soldering iron.
Enjoy oggling this piece...it is going to it's new home on Tuesday...I wonder if the recipient is reading this?
December 10, 2009
I have to admit, since moving from Perth to Sydney 5 years ago, I have lost more and more of the xmas spirit each year, I know it's because I miss my family, my mum used to make a really big fuss about xmas and although I thought it was a bit over the top...now I don't have it, so I miss it terribly.
Anyhoo, I am doing my best by creating, and this year I decided to make tags instead of cards. The other things I enjoy making are my own flowers and I just had to do something with the chemically etched pieces of brass I have here.
December 02, 2009
I haven't made an art doll in a while and thought I would get back into it by using my own face, I haven't decided on theme or colour yet, so I'm just going with the flow :)
I have been playing with canvases again and still working on the reverse side as a shrine, but for something different I have cut out a shrine shape hole in the canvas and then rebacked it with paper, I am loving this idea and am going to try different cutouts in the near future.
November 24, 2009
November 18, 2009
I love old books and I have used a lot of torn out pages in backgrounds and in creating embellishments such as flowers, this time I have used the entire book...minus some torn out pages wich were used to make backgrounds and flowers :)
The matte paper/card behind the image is a recycled toilet roll tube, which I put through the cuttlebug before staining and rusting.