I have to tell you, usually, I am always alone when I blog.
But this week, mais non!
I’ve got Melanie Turner on my right (human spellchecker), Paul Church on my left, and Dave Roe strumming his guitar!
What did we do today?
Well, it rained chats et chiens,
so we got arty.
I tried to get a space at the table, but alas!
There was so much equipment sur le table,
I was relegated to the window sill.
It was very warm above the radiators, but I soldiered on…
I really wanted to do a canvas,
using the 3 Magpie stencils and Grunge Paste.
So this was the idea I had in the wee small hours of the morning.
However, wait for the first silhouette to dry (15 minutes),
before repeating the process with the second and then the third bird.
Tackle each bird individually.
When dry, attach the inner detailed bird, using masking tape;
then place the outer stencil over the top, to protect the outer area.
Using a small spatula, add the texture paste through the detail stencil.
See how it adds dimension to the original birds?
Then the fun began,
and I spent the next 7 hours at the window sill,
faffing about with all sorts of mixed media:
Anything I could lay me hands on
from the crafty stash sur le table that I couldn’t get a seat at!
Yellow Glass Paint
Blue Glass paint.
Yikes! Oh mon Dieu!
White spirit lifts the paint,
much to my relief!
At one point, I decided the blotting papers were better
than the canvas.
But, they don’t call me Tenacious Tallulah for nothing.
So back to the canvas and the window sill….
Added some tissue paper, added the blotted bird images, a couple of butterflies
and a toadstool.
Then decided against the birds at the top,
spent 2 hours trying to get rid of them,
and wished I had taken up knitting.
to lighten a dark space,
both in my mind and on the canvas.
And suddenly, I actually liked my finished artwork!
To be titivated tomorrow,
Because it’s time for bed, as the walrus said.
Paul wore his happy little self out,
and here’s chirpy Mel,
aka human spellchecker and stamp designer extraordinaire,
(getting ready to hit me).
And here’s our Maria, having a ball.
So all in all, a good day.
More rain tomorrow, but who cares?!