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  • Faces and Letters!

    Today I have been getting really messy! In addition to creating my face for 29 faces, I’ve been playing with letter stencils.

    Face 12 - 29 Faces 2013

    I created today’s face using pencil, watercolour pencils and acrylic paint. She still doesn’t look entirely like the one I was copying, but I’m getting better!

    I signed up for this free workshop, Use Your Words, from Carolyn Dube the other day and have been having fun playing with letter stencils for the first lesson.

    Creative! - Use Your Words by Carolyn Dube

    I started off with a collage of torn newspaper which I covered with a few layers of acrylic paint. Then I started playing with stencils! As I didn’t have the letter stencils Carolyn recommended, I made my own by removing a set of chipboard letters from their holding sheet, then using the sheet as a stencil. I used the whole alphabet and numbers to create the first layer, then made the word ‘creative’ over the top in a darker colour. I finished off using an Artist Cellar stencil to create a bit of interest at the bottom of the page.

    I quite like how it looks right now, but I have a feeling I may be adding some more to it later!

    eunice signature

    By on Tuesday February 12th, 2013 at 22:10 in 29 Faces 2013, Artistic Ramblings, CED, collage, messy craft, Stencils, Use Your Words - Comments Off on Faces and Letters!

    Newspaper Collage

    Newspaper is one of my favourite materials – it is so versatile! You can use it to protect your work areas, you can cut it up and make things with it, you can build things with it, you can use it for papier mache, you can take prints from it, you can use it in collages – and those are just a few of its craft uses!

    Do Not Seek...

    To create this image I completely covered a sheet of watercolour paper with torn newspaper, then added acrylic paint using a variety of implements including bottle lids, bubble wrap, sequin waste and old credit cards. Next I added some carefully chosen, strategically placed leaf prints and a few stencilled footprints. Finally after scanning the image into the computer, I added a quotation using distressed digital text.

    I love the way the newspaper peeps through the layers in places!

    By on Monday October 1st, 2012 at 09:00 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, collage, messy craft - Comments Off on Newspaper Collage

    A mess, a scan and some blending …

    It started with an A4 sheet of acetate. I added a generous covering of pva glue followed by a dash of alcohol ink, some lumiere paint, a few sprinkles of glitter and some torn pieces of newspaper. I covered this with three layers of tissue paper (and some more pva glue) then left it to dry overnight!! This morning I assembled my own collage stamp using a selection of unmounted stamps stuck on a large piece of perspex and stamped the front of the acetate using a staz-on ink pad. Result …..

    Acetate Experiment

    Acetate Experiment

    Most people would stop there …. but me …. I had to scan it into the computer …. and then I had to try blending it with something else!! I think it looks quite good blended with last nights Sail Collage. There were two that I really liked …
    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 1

    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 1

    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 2

    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 2

    What do you think?

    By on Friday June 19th, 2009 at 12:26 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, collage - Comments Off on A mess, a scan and some blending …

    Inspiration Wednesdays

    Yes … I know today is Thursday … I’m a little behind this week! But I was inspired by Donna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesdays post to create this collage.

    Sail Collage

    Sail Collage

    I created the background back at the beginning of April and scanned it into the computer to use as a base for some of my designs. To be honest … I had forgotten all about it until I came across it tonight when I was hunting through a pile of paper looking for something to use as the starting point of my collage. I’ve just started playing with torn newspaper in my designs, and that was where I began this picture. The rest just seemed to follow!! The sails and flowers were added with tissue paper and I did some finger painting to blend the collage into the background.

    By on Friday June 19th, 2009 at 00:24 in Artistic Ramblings, collage - Comments Off on Inspiration Wednesdays