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  • Take one wooden picture …

    Take one wooden picture, some magazine illustrations, a celtic knot frame (yes it is the same one you’ve seen before!), a mixture of alcohol inks, some lumiere paint, a few grains of perfect pearls powder, an enormous quantity of mod podge, and a graphite pencil – mix well making sure to get your hands covered in all of the above ….

    Artimessy Hand!

    Artimessy Hand!


    … get a massive dose of inspiration from one of your favourite artists [I just started reading Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts … and this is what I got!
    Thy Kingdom Come

    Thy Kingdom Come


    I’ve been meaning to try my hand a some mixed media collage work for ages. I’m quite pleased with the result of my first attempt. I hope you like it!

    By on Wednesday July 8th, 2009 at 00:33 in Artistic Ramblings, Celtic Knots, collage, messy craft, recycling - Comments Off on Take one wooden picture …

    Embossed Celtic Knots …

    I haven’t got around to creating any new knots yet, instead I used the pattern I created to make an embossed frame from aluminium sheet. I thought it looked a bit bland when it was finished so I coloured it with a mixture of alcohol inks and staz-on ink pads 🙂

    Embossed Celtic Knot

    Embossed Celtic Knot


    Then I got the embossing bug and started playing with some words!!
    Framing Words

    Framing Words

    By on Thursday June 25th, 2009 at 01:53 in Artistic Ramblings, Celtic Knots - Comments Off on Embossed Celtic Knots …

    Celtic Knots from ‘Thursdays with Earl’!

    I have been following ‘Thurdays with Earl’ on the Jessica Sprague website for quite a few weeks now and have really enjoyed the different lessons he has taught. Last week Earl taught us how to make Celtic Knot Designs, something I have wanted to have a go at doing for ages!
    So I drew my grid, then carefully followed the instructions (except I changed the shape!) with this result ….

    Celtic Knot Frame

    Celtic Knot Frame


    But when I looked at it … it was just crying out to be blended in with something else. So I tried it with this …
    Celtic Knot Frame Blend - 1

    Celtic Knot Frame Blend - 1


    Then I just had to do something messy after all that concentration. I used a pop-up butterfly template from RobertSabuda.com then got out some newspaper, clingfilm, alcohol ink and blending fluid. If you haven’t tried squirting alcohol ink onto cling film… you really should!! It’s very messy – hence the newspaper, but if you lay your paper on top you get some fabulous results! This is mine … framed of course by my Celtic Knot Frame!!
    Butterfly pop-up card framed by Celtic Knot Frame

    Butterfly pop-up card framed by Celtic Knot Frame


    I have great plans to try out some more complex knot designs … so watch this space 🙂

    By on Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 at 00:53 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, Celtic Knots - Comments Off on Celtic Knots from ‘Thursdays with Earl’!