Those two encaustic pictures were made during some play time with my friend Celeste. Celeste is so good with encaustics so it was good to learn some tricks of the trade from her.
25 November 2012
Yesterday we celebrated Judy (on the left) and Marilena's (on the right) belated birthdays. It was loads of fun, as usual and we even managed to have some art demos.
I made this bag for Judy
This bag was gifted to Marilena
I made this small encaustic picture for Marilena
This one was for Judy
Tricia Smout has been an Artist in Residence at Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt-Cootha and at the end of her residency was celebrated by the beautiful exhibition titled the Language of Nature.
Our little group of Paper Princesses was asked to participate in the exhibition and we came up with the idea of treating nature tags.
I created four tags for the tree:
These were the backs of my tags
Outside a number of woven spider webs could be found, it was lots of fun spotting them.
There were lots of other treasures there, too much to show it all here. I loved the exhibition, well done Tricia, it was very well presented and such high quality of unusual art pieces.
I bought those lovely ceramic letters a while ago but they didn't look good on our pale walls so I decided to create a darker background for them. I used one of the old picture frames I had for this purpose. I painted the background and secured the letters with some wire. I was quite happy with the final effect.
The close up of the background
05 November 2012
I cannot remember where I have seen this technique so i can't credit it appropriately. It has been created on a glossy card stock with alcohol inks and a can of air which saved my lungs, as previously I have done the same thing by blowing through a straw which was hard work. I then over stamped the background. You can also do this on a sheet of acetate for a transparent background.
I finally gave this cool technique a go using Portfolio oil pastels which are so yummy and great to work with. I learnt the technique from the PaperArtsy blog. My next step soon will be to use the oil pastels to colour stamped images. The tags are yet to be decorated.