Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Post Card Swap.....iHanna

About twice a year I join in a post card swap hosted by Hanna at   http://www.ihanna.nu/postcard-swap/.  It is delightful to send and receive small pieces of art from all over the world.

I have been part of this for several years and it is great fun.  Usually I use watercolour paper but this time around I used cereal boxes cut to size.  Good firm card, I make my post card on one side and attach printed post card backs to the other side to address and send.

After the closing date Hanna sends an email with a list of addresses which may be anywhere at all.  Very exciting.

I did something different this time, I used a collaged background and then placed my focal images over the top.  I usually do painted backgrounds. I do hope the people who receive them enjoy them.  Some acknowledge when they get them and some don't.  It's always nice to hear if the mail arrives safely.  It is not a direct exchange.  Everybody's list is different.











Much fun!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

#aags30daychallenge Day 11

Today was circle day.  I added three sizes of circles in 3 different colours.  Interesting.






Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#aags30daychallenge Days 9 and 10.

I saw this done on a Youtube video and I was impressed so I thought I would try it.  Sadly I didn't bookmark the vid so I can't go back to see what happens next. It is a 2 part technique so I did it over two days.

I put a heap of heavy duty acrylic onto my canvas in two colours and white and the got my fingers into it.  The idea is to develop lots of texture and then I left it to dry. Below is Day 9 development.




Day 10 and I had to rotate my canvas and do it again.  Makes for very interesting fingers and anything else I touch.  Then with a plastic card scrape all over to make lines. Fun and messy.  What next? No idea.




Close up look at the texture created. 





Saturday, August 20, 2016

#aags30daychallenge Day 8

I am certainly not as consistent as some of my friends who are doing this challenge.  No matter here is my latest effort.

After scaring myself silly with all that white I decided I needed to have some colour.  The paints I used here are sample pots we got at Bunnings when Louise and i did my lovely Elinor.  Small i is to signify the small amount I did in our 'collaboration'.

I bought a nice sponge at the reject shop and here is the result. Certainly prefer it now and I see lots peeping through.



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#aags30daychallenge Day 7

Oh my gosh!!  What have I done?  When I say that I don't know what I am doing I am sure nobody really believes me.

Today I decided to cover my canvas with white paint.  I spread it with a girt card and then to get really excited I blotted it off with paper towels to add some texture.  Well that's what happened and now what??

Enjoying watching other players especially Roz and Colleen, but I think they are more in control of what they are doing than I am.  We will see what the next chapter brings.





Here is a closer shot to share the texture.





Friday, August 12, 2016

#aasg30daychallenge Day 6

I'm not being very regular with this challenge.  I think I lost my way because I just seemed to be going over the same places and not getting anywhere.  So today I did a background in a little journal a friend made for me...AND...I had left over paint!! So what's a girl to do?  Use it up!!

So here we have my latest and brightest.  These are Delusions paints.  I did the yellow with the tube from paper towel and the green is MY FINGERS!!!!








And just for fun my little journal background:



This 30 day challenge may keep me busy till Christmas the am I am going.

Friday, August 5, 2016