Monday, 7 December 2015

Woodware challenge - Bring on the sunshine

We do really need some sunshine at this time of year!

For this weeks challenge I have started my 'inspirations' book.

I bought an A4 spiral bound book from The Paper Warehouse at Grosvenor House Papers
in Kendal where I teach once a month, a wonderful craft shop.
The book has 35 sheets of 140gsm white cartridge paper and a strong hard cover.

I used 'dylusions' paints and large Woodware daubers to create my background.
I then added a stencilled area using a Dutch Doobadoo design and white paint.
I've stamped a panel using a ColorBox mini moulding stamp
called 'Botanical' and a turquoise ink pad.
The hearts are drawn freehand once the paint is dry using a black Micron
pen number 04, the inspiration comes from a book by Joanne Fink.

I have also coloured in some areas using a pink Sakura Koi pen and
a white Sakura gelly roll pen.

I hope it brings some sunshine to your home today.
Doodling like this is sooooo relaxing, perfect for miserable days in the
winter at home by the fire and with the cat.

My finished piece. I did paint another background and used the lime green,
white and turquoise paints. 
My first attempt showing a mix of
colours on the white paper.
Then I changed my mind and just
used the lime green and turquoise
on another page for my masterpiece above!
Yummy colours of 'dylusions' paints and large
daubers at the ready.
The book from where I took my inspiration.
This picture shows the stages from basic drawing on the left
to a finished heart on the right.

1 comment:

Clarissa said...

Stunning. I was thinking along these lines for something to do on my long flight.
Love Clarissa. X

Tabitha looking cute

Tabitha looking cute
Look, I’ve just caught you another mouse!