Sunday, 18 March 2018

Flower Doily

 Created on my android tablet using the Corel Painter App.
This is the same pattern as a above with extra details.

I've used both doily's in this repeating pattern.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Grimoire Book - Pages 17-29

This and the next drawing are my versions of pages by Malcolm Bird from 'The Witches Handbook'.
I think his drawings are wonderful and the rhymes are funny.

The leaf fairy or thrush sprite is my version of a painting by Howard Swindell.
Check Pinterest for the fabulous original.

The original of this little fairy can be found in Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Grimoire Book - Pages 5-16

I forgot to say yesterday that Helen coloured the edges of all the pages too.
I've done all the other work in the book, Pinterest was very helpful.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Mini Garden and Grimoire Book

The little house in my miniature garden is dropping to pieces so I'll have to think of making a new one.

This is a handmade book I got from friend Helen a few years back which I have recently finished.
She completed the first few pages to get me going....

I'll show you what I've done next time.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Quilting/Patchwork Fabric Book

I wanted to make something with some of my quilting and patchwork samples but as they are all so different I didn't think they would go together. I made another book instead and it's not the best book I've ever made but it keeps the samples together. There are a few samples that I didn't use so I may make something with those one day.
The Q and P were cut from a hand quilted sample which had been painted.
Top - Somerset patchwork.
Bottom - Court House Steps [thanks Queeniepatch for reminding me what it is called]
I think I did this one for a cushion originally, but ....
Top - Applique on log cabin patchwork [plus an extra thread which I didn't notice when I took the photo]
Bottom - English paper piecing, hand stitched [it must be old, the stitches are tiny lol]
Top - Log cabin patchwork
Triangle - Embroidered, slashed, layered, stuffed, frayed
Crazy patchwork
Suffolk puffs with dyed fabrics, beaded, string
Shadow quilting
Log Cabin patchwork
Top - Italian quilting or Corded quilting
Bottom - Trapunto or stuffed quilting [painted]
Hand quilting
Top left - Patchwork
Top right - painted or stamped flower, hand stitched
Bottom - layered, machine stitched
Art Quilt - texture paint, paint, hand stitching, machine stitching

I thought I had used all my old embroidery samples in fabric books but I found some more today so there may be another book one day.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Melted Pastel Painting

I had some cheap nasty waxy oil pastels that I didn't like to draw with so I thought I would melt them over a canvas. I used a heat tool and held them individually with some tea bag tongs.
Which way up?
I liked the colours but thought it wasn't quite right so I melted more and spread the melted wax over bare bits of canvas with an old paintbrush.
A close up
I still wasn't sure about it. Then I remembered that I've got a melting pot. I put a few similar colour pastels in at once to melt then poured over the canvas.
Either way up.
Close ups.

Still not sure but the pastels are all gone apart from black.