Thursday, 18 February 2010

Mixed Media

Today i had the great pleasure of been able to go and take a class by Claudine Hellmuth at Art from the heart.
I have been having a couple of panic attacks in the last month so i woz really worried that i would not be able to make it today. Thanxs to my mum who always knows wot to say i got there and had a great day. Claudine is lovely she woz chatting to me when i got there and it made me feel loads better. The class woz really good we learned loads of great techniques. Claudine showed us some great techniques which she uses on her collage work. She then gave us a free range to do wot ever we liked on a canvas.

This is wot i came up with.
First thing i did woz to cover the whole canvas with book pages. I then picked a light purple to use as my base colour. Then using the vasaline techniques which is were u rub vaseline in certain places and then using a different colour paint (Teal)going over the whole canvas. Then with a kitchen towelwipe over canvas and this will remove the paint which is sat over the vaseline.This technique will reveal the colour underneath (little purple).The flowers i just made out of tissue paper. I watched a video that Kirsty Wiseman did on you tube but she used fabric. I added a stripe of rub on numbers to the left handside along with some ribbon which i changed the colour of with paint. I love the texture of this canvas and how it comes out. This is a close up look at the flowers

Here is another canvas i did not sure if i like it as much as the first one.

If you have never tryed Claudine's paints? i would recomend them to anyone. I must say they are lovely  to work with. There are 15 colours in all but u can make over 51 with them. There is also two mediums glossy/matt and gesso.
I woz sat next to the lovely Sandra i have never meet her before but she woz so lovely. Its nice to meet new people who are also intrested in the same things as me.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Love is in the Air

Yep its all in the title Love is in the air i dont know if you celebrate Valentines Day but i Love it. It is mine and Shauns first Valentines Day as a couple. We decided that we would not buy anything as we could not really afford it. This is ok with me as i think Valentines Day is more about showing how much you love people and not wot u give them.

I made Shaun a card which he liked. As we were not buying pressents i decided to make Shaun a mini book with photos of use both and i added a couple of poems i liked. Shaun really loved it and said it woz better then anything i could of bought him.

So i decided to do a bit of Valentines Day decorations in the Kitchen. I have been watching some video's on the house of 3 blog and decided to have a go at doing the banner and here is wot i came up with.


I used some Valentines paper from the house of three for this banner aswell as the mini book i created for Shaun. I have not got any photos of the book put will add then on to this post when i do

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

Well today it is Mum's birthday will not tell u her age tho or she would kill me lol. I spent the night at Mum and Dad's so i could spend the day with Mum. We decorated all the lounge with banners and had sprinkes all over the table. did not take any pics of it tho i am so bad. Me and Em spent ages wrapping her birthday presents as we went a bit over board but we wanted to shown just how much we care about her because we would be lost with out her.

This is one of the gifts i bought my Mum its a Willow Tree Figurine called Je t'aime (I love you). I had to get mum this one as she Loves heart and i loved the detail on this figurine.

Mum also got to Canvas pictures one woz of me and Em on Em's wedding day and the other one woz of Jenny my sister on the telephone. Jenny died when she woz 2 years old from cancer i love this picture cos even tho she woz young she all ready knew wot mum is like. Always on the telephone we have this joke that one day we will add superglue to it and then it will be there forever.