I will be teaching two classes at SENZ this year for Jo at Imagine If using a couple of her MDF projects. This is my first time teaching at SENZ and I am so excited and very proud of the two projects I have made for these classes. The first class is a stunning mixed media angel which is designed to hang on the wall and measures 63cm from wing tip to wing tip. she has a lot of texture and features heaps of chipboard and metal embellishments.
The second project is a delightful little letterbox done in rich reds and golds. It has a wealth of luxurious embellishments on the top including ribbons and flowers and even a little bird. The door is hinged and opens using a stunning crystal doorknob. the letterbox stands on a pole and is would make a wonderful Christmas centrepiece.
I am very proud of these two projects and I am so looking forward to SENZ in July, Hopefully people will want to make one of these and enrol in the classes.
I am glad that I finally got this project finished it has been sitting for quite a while as I was not sure in which direction I was going to take it. But here she is in all of her tarnished glory.
Firstly I decorated a wooden placemat using tissue paper and card embossed with gears. I then painted the whole thing black and dry brushed with Lumiere Pewter and Viva Inka Gold Copper. I made the wings using a wire armature covered in tissue paper. I love this method as it gives so much texture to the wings, I then glued the wings to the placemat. Over the top of the wings I glued a paper mache torso that I made and I painted it black. The opt of the torso was covered with a sand texture paste and painted black. I then took some used baby wipes, ripped holes in them and using black Paverpol I draped them over the bottom half of the torso. I used pieces of doily dipped in black Paverpol over the top of the baby wipes. While that was drying I added wooden and chipboard gears around the torso. Once everything was dry I drybrushed with Viva Inka Gold Copper, Lumiere Copper and rusty paint. To finish I added an old earring to the front of the torso to add a bit of bling. I am really happy with the way this piece turned out and I am entering her in the
Another finished project. This one is an old Readers Digest Book that I have gutted and made into a journal. There finished journal has 70 watercolour pages bound into it, perfect for a small art journal. On the spine I wove fibre through the binding and added paper beads made from magazine pages.
I liked the design on the front of the cover so I did not cover it I just added elements and embellishments on top of the original cover.
I have been going through my stuff and have found quite a lot of projects that I have begun and then for various reasons have not finished. So I have decided to work through them and get them done. Here is the first of those projects, an altered biscuit tin. I loved the shape of this tin and like all hoarders, I mean crafters, I held on to it and had started altering it. Here is the finished tin. From this:
I have explained the process in other posts so will not go into detail again. This time I painted everything black and then drybrushed with Lumiere pewter paint. The shapes are all diecuts from Kaisercraft, Memory Box and Cheery Lynn dies. I have entered this project in the following challenges: Rhedds Creative Spirit Altered Eclectics