I have just added some new backgrounds to the blog, which I found at The Graphics Fairy-click on the button for more info. There are masses of beautiful images to download, all free of charge. Be warned that if you look at this site you may get addicted to it! There is so much to look at!
Thursday, 26 January 2012
I have been doing some printing experiments with the woodblocks I got for Christmas. I used a variety of papers and inks/acrylics. Here are some of my favourite results.
Acrylic on hand made Indian silk paper.
Stamp block inks were used here, and embossing powders using the heat gun. I tried different colours and textures of paper.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
The photos I took in a garden in Kent in October were the starting point for my work on seed-heads. The photo above inspired these experiments.
The first is collage, made from layers of voile snippets in several different colours.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Friday, 6 January 2012
I have just joined a group blog-Tag Tuesday , set up by Carolyn Saxby of Love Stitching Red. The challenge is to create a tag each week on a set theme. As I have never made tags before, and it seems like a good idea. I thought I would give it a go and take the opportunity to experiment with some mixed media. Go and have a look! It is really interesting to see how many interpretations can be made from the same idea. This is a picture of my first tag.
Thursday, 5 January 2012
What would Christmas be without a big pile of books to keep you going through the long, dark days of January! Richard and I went to Waterstones together to choose presents for each other, so this way we are sure of getting things we like as we hint heavily at our favourites! I have this lovely Art Deco book of postcards, with plenty of images to look at, and even at the back a section of postcards to detach and send.