...me? Fragile? Nah... I am made of strong stuff apparently. Thank you again for all your lovely messages and emails and comments... I am feeling a heap better than I did this time yesterday and I am thinking I am over the worst... phew! Whatever that buggetty-bug was, I sure am glad it...erm... bugg-ed off! Anyways... being as the sum total of arty things made this week is a big fat zero, I thought I would share another of my show samples with you. This time I have used paint to colour the Art Parts... and it just goes to show how versatile they are! Because they are, in effect, a paper product, they take inks, paints, sprays etc really well. My chosen paints are Sand, Black and Bronze Eco-Paints... which I lurves because they are so creamy. Ohhh and whilst I think on... Simon Says Stamp & Show have Inspired by Wendy Vecchi as their theme this week... so I shall be entering this into that challenge. Do go and check out the blog, there's a F A B couple of tut's on there by Wendy herself... and a discount in the store too! CLICK HERE for all the deets.
I used Cut & Dry Foam to apply the paint... I have developed a cunning way of applying the paints so they blend nicely - otherwise I always seem to get a line between the two colours. Use one piece of Cut & Dry (be generous, a scimpy square ain't gonna work) about 2" square *you will wash it out after use so it is reusable!* Blend the palest colour right over the piece (be it canvas, card, Art Part etc) and use a "pouncing" action, lightly tapping the paint onto the surface. While this is still wet, pick up your darker colour on one half only of the foam. Have the darker colour furthest from you (so it is outer on the foam) and pounce this onto the edges of your surface. This means when you pounce it onto the surface, the darker colour hits the edgey bits and where the lighter colour is still wet on the foam and surface, it will blend nicely. Hope that helps :O)) Check out the buttons! They are the blue ones from the Embellish Your Art Antique Buttons pack... I painted them with the same Cut & Dry Foam and Bronze paint and then once dried, I rubbed a smidge of Archival Jet Black over the raised bits with my finger. Cool huh?
Anyways... being as I have been on my death bed all week (1,2,3 awwww) I figured I deserved a little treat. I have to say, Grim has been an amazing hubby this week *well, he is every week but you know what I mean*... he is good with cuddles and magic hugs and sympathy... and made me a lush dinner last night (he is such a good cook but won't admit it) and he bought me flowers and Strawberry Laces (which I have snarfed already, *the laces, not the flowers lol* I must be on the mend lol) Anyways... I have been eyeing up a pair of shoepods for several weeks now... and last night they accidently fell into my basket and checked themselves out and are now on their way to live on my feet! Thing is, I live in Birki's all Spring/Summer/Autumn because they really help my posture, which helps my back when I am standing up teaching or doing shows. And being as it is now Winter and wet and chilly and yukky, I needed a proper pair of shoe Birki's... and being as I have the mental age of a toddler, I neeeeeeeded these sooooo much. Aren't they just the cutest!!!!
Right, I shall away.. I have a date with my new book, tis called The Dark Heroine and is about... vampires! I know, more vampires, I am obsessed with them... not long til Breaking Dawn II now!!! Oh and today I am going to venture out into the big wide world and take some stuff to the Post Office. Our local one is situated in the Co-Op which is just undergoing a re-fit... which means it is closed... which means I have to drive into town to go to the nearest one. Which means... yep, another foray into THAT car park, I shall have my wits about me this time though. If you hear high pitched squealing you will know that it is me, doing the involuntary splits again! Have a good day all... thanks for looking.... TTFN!