Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pan pastels with Lin Brown

Another class with Lin Brown and the best thing about this class (apart from Lin's teaching) was we got to play rather than follow a project.

These are two of my favourite tags created using stencils, versamark and pan pastels as well as a stamp or two.

Creating backgrounds with stencils, torn paper and versamark
A close up showing versamark with pastels over the top
I just need to find the time to have another play with them.  I really want to use them on my art journal but I've made some backgrounds which I'm scared to cover!! 
I love the bottle stamp, but it's on a steampunk plate and if you've been following my blog I don't do steampunk!!


Thursday, 1 December 2011

With all my heart

I love recycling things and when I went to a car boot sale back in the summer I found these heart shaped note holders that were crying out for a different spin.

I created a little metal shaped heart for the inset, covered the outside with Ferro and then dry brushed it to give a further dimension to it.  When all that was dry I painted the inset and then filled it with glossy accents to protect the metal.

Before and after

A close up showing the dry brushing
(shades of green highlighted with silver)
Now I just need to work out what to do with the other note holder!