Friday 31 July 2020

For World Watercolour Month

I tried to copy a painting in an art book, it's not the same but I like it. This one was done on watercolour paper.

This next one was painted in a sketchbook, the paper is not watercolour paper.
I was inspired by a vintage tin with the willow pattern on it.

I was trying to follow the prompt - shine - for this one.
the cup and saucer are totally wrong and it doesn't shine. I do have this cup, I made a little garden with mushroom house made from felt, fabric, embroidery, beads and sequins.

It's Friday so that means Paint Party Friday!
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday 29 July 2020

WWM and Black and White patterns

World Watercolour Month - I've not been following many of the prompts this month, nothing has to come to mind for most of them, so I've been doing my own thing. I've not done as much painting this month either because I've been sewing, gardening or reading. The bad painting above is my version of a painting by Berthe Morisot.

This was drawn from a photo I took

And this one I just made up, I did the lines of colours and decided to make it into a person.

I had quite a lot of black and white mandala patterns which I did on my android tablet so I put them all together. I designed them to be cut on my Zing digital cutter but I've not used them...yet.

Also in black and white

I made this one into a repeating pattern which I may put on Spoonflower.

Friday 24 July 2020

WWM Robin and Drawing Doodles

World Watercolour Month - Day 20 Wiggle

An android tablet digital doodle

The same doodle as a repeating pattern

and another

Three doodles put together

Two doodles put together

and some scribble

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Drawing and Sewing

Doodles created on my android tablet, then made into a repeating pattern on the computer.

 Another background created on the tablet, then adding spiderweb like patterns

Other android tablet doodles

Some more handmade masks, one is vintage fabric, one is recycled jeans and the one with ladybirds is one of my fabric designs. I've been trying out another dress pattern this week, it fits better than the last one but still not right even though I made some adjustments.

Friday 17 July 2020

Hexie Bag and Gelli Prints

First of all I finished the second hexie bag. All the hexagonal patches were stitched by hand, some not very neatly unfortunately. The first bag can be seen here.

I've also been doing some Gelli prints with my new acrylic paints.

I quite like this one but I thought I would go over it anyway.

I liked the colours on this but went over it with more prints until it turned out like this. You cannot see the first layer very well now.

I also did some prints directly into a flower book

This were not as successful I think

Tuesday 14 July 2020

English Paper Piecing, Watercolours and Digital Art

Watercolours on watercolour paper. I tried to copy something out of a book for this one.

World Watercolor Month
Day 13 - Twisted

Day 15 - Green

WIP - English Paper Piecing Patchwork
I've sewn another batch of hexies together to make another bag. I'm doing this one a bit different in that I have joined all the hexies together to make a hoop so they will be no plain fabric at the sides. I'm making it up as I go along, so we'll have to see if it works. I've used a range of scraps from vintage, [I think the oldest maybe over 50 years] and up to date fabrics.

Tablet Art
I was trying to do a picture with reflections.

Friday 10 July 2020

Hare, Sewing and Snakes

It is World Watercolor Month but I've not done as much painting this week as I normally do.

I've been sewing and I made another baby tunic top, the flowery part was a fat quarter
and I altered the white one because it was a bit short

I bought a few dressmaking patterns for myself seeing that I quite enjoyed doing these [some of the time]. I did a mock up of one from an old sheet, it looked dreadful. I remember now why I stopped dressmaking - the patterns never fit me properly.

Also this week I drew lots of snakes and coloured them with markers because

there was a contest at Spoonflower for Brightly Coloured Reptiles. I put them together on the computer and spent ages trying to get the repeat pattern working right which I eventually did and the result was this [showing 4 repeats]

Unfortunately I missed the deadline for the contest!

It's Paint Party Friday and one of my designs from last week is featured on their check in page, 
thank you PPF. Hope everyone has a great week.