Wednesday, 25 May 2016

stencil designs by tracy moreau

at our last visit, my friend tracy moreau, gave me a stack of her wonderful stencils
i couldn't wait to use them so i got to work on one of encaustic painting that need that
 little something to finish it off
just a subtle corner design , with a white on white effect using pan pastels
I think it finishes it off , perfect!

 thanks tracy, can't wait to play some more!

Friday, 20 May 2016

powertex, wire and beads, oh my

working on a special project
using powertex, beads and wire

I usually cover the wings with cheesecloth but for some reason
 I just didn't like how it was looking
after a few days of wondering what to do it hit me
why should they have to be covered, so I painted the wire wings
and looked at it for a few days , I liked it but thought it could use
a bit of sparkle
so out came the beads and wire !

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

wild wire project

another challenge from my friend carmi
I was given a small flower maker component from John Bead
I knew I wanted to use wire and found some seed beads to match
I used 18 gauge wire from dazzle it to make the base
 and 24 gauge wire for the rest
i just started with the "branches", 10 of green , 10 blue
then doubled them up to make 10 branches
 to fill in the gaps
it looked a bit busy but i didn't want to waste all that work so
i hit the "point of no return" and took it over the top