Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Playing with texture

I decided to show you how to use different materials to create colorful backgrounds and how to add dimension to you paintings. This piece was created on 8x8  deep edge canvas.

1. I used different painted papers and gelli prints. You can make the painted papers  yourself by just playing with paints and crayons on different papers such as book pages, paper bags and junk mail. Than you tear them in to pieces and glue them to your canvas.

2. As and adhesive, I use mainly Mod Podge but PVA works well too. Arrange your papers on the white canvas to create interesting collage. Mix colours!!!

3. I painted edges and around paper pieces in one colour, which matches with colour scheme of the papers.

4. You can still see pattern from the papers. 

5. Than I used a brayer (roller), which gives this cool grungy look:) I like using contrasting colour.

6. And of course bubble wrap is a great texture tool. Just cover wrap in paint and press gently against surface.

7. Spray paint over stencil.

9. And some stencils. Remember my rule no 1: imperfectly perfect!!!!!:) 

10. Background ready!!!!

11. I had a heart sticker which I glued to two other pieces in a heart shape (it adds more dimension)

12. Than I created wing using modelling paste. I applied the paste using pallet knife. Than left it overnight to dry.

13. As the paste was a little bit transparent, I painted wings white and added some shading to them and the heart .

Monday, 15 April 2013

Flower Power :)

Apart of painting girls, birds and hearts, I love painting and making flowers. Very often I paint or collage background and add 3D flowers made of paper or fabric. These two paintings are my recent one :)

Monday, 8 April 2013

Gelli Art prints on fabric

And I am back with my addiction of Gelli art Prints. This time I printed on fabric, vintage book pages and newspaper

Monday, 1 April 2013

Hand Made Art Journal

I made my own journal out of the carton box, I covered it with fabric. Than I printed one of my girls on a piece of cotton fabric and stitched to the cover. Than I added five signatures (20 pages). I decided to use different paper inside such as watercolour paper, vintage music sheet, gelli art prints, magazines, vintage book pages and vintage wallpaper. Now it is ready to be filled in with loots of different mixed media art:)

I sew it with wax thread
 I stiched paper and fabric together

i also added pieces of my hand made fabric

 On the left: gelli art print, on the right: music sheet from 1964

On the left: vintage wall paper, on the right: watercolour paper which I was using to clean the brush:) 

My first page with hand made fabric flowers

This page is a crazy collage including jeans, lace, carton. decorative papers, polish newspaper, washi tape, acrylics, watercolour crayons, markers

 And playing with some flowers:)