Wednesday 30 August 2017

Altered Book, Collage and Digital Prints

Three pages from an altered book {Somerset Studio 2003 Art Journal calendar}.
The top and bottom pictures were created on my tablet and computer then printed so you cannot really see any of the altered book but it is somewhere to put the art. The middle one is a collage

Monday 28 August 2017

Sketchbook 57 - Pages 1-11

A friend made me a handmade sketchbook with pages of different kinds of papers and this is what I have done in it so far.

I used these dragonflies in a fabric design

Collage, the cats heads and sparkly crown and necklace were recycled from a greetings card

Friday 18 August 2017

Backgrounds for Art Projects

These backgrounds for art work were created in different ways. One was rolling stamps and paint then enhanced digitally, one was from a photo [ a pavement]. For the top one I used a vintage letter then used my tablet to add the spots. The others were art work then they were digitally altered.
I don't mind if you use these in your art work, let me know what you create.
Please don't copy the backgrounds to sell.

Monday 14 August 2017

Festival of Quilts Visit

This is the wonderful ship my friend entered for the 3D competition at the Festival of Quilts.

Helen Dickson
'Release the Kraken'
Unfortunately, the background is a distraction so here is a close up of part of the ship.

These are some of the other random things I saw.
Makiko Aoki
'Cherry Blossoms at Night'

Lesley Brankin
'Big Brother'

Milena Zdravkova
'Some thoughts....'

Susan Gray
'Dancing with the Stars'

Robyn Fahy
'Purple Daisies' [part of the quilt, too many people around to take a photo of the whole of it]
2nd Prize Winner

Sue Nickson
'Grandmothers Flower Garden 2017'

Lucy Poland
'Cats Comparing Fish'

Sue Trevor
'Violin' [2nd Prize Winner]

Thursday 10 August 2017

Altered Art History Book [Cont]

Way back in 2012 I sorted some books for charity and this one [History of Art - Impressionism] was among them. The spine was disintegrating and not good enough to give away so I thought I would use it for art work. The idea was to be inspired by the art in it, although this didn't always work. The book is not finished but I keep having a dabble in it.

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Dolls on the Run

The dolls are not new, I made them way back in 2009. They're made up of houses and are called housekeeper and housemaid. I was looking thru my digital photos and saw them and thought I would let them escape to the country for a holiday.

Friday 4 August 2017

Altered Book Pages

Altered Somerset Studio art journal calendar from 2003
Collage, handmade stamps, inkjet print cut into stamp shapes
See more art at Paint Party Friday