A picture is a poem without words
Somerset Art Gal No. 2 being shared today.
Paperdoll stamps – Character Constructions
Art related words – Darkroom Door
Stamps on wooden peg – Redlead Paperworks
She has a “don’t mess with me” stare to her eye so don’t even try asking if you can use her favourite paint colour,
unless you are prepared to prise them out of her grasp!
She loves to customise her clothing. Here she’s added fingertip spots to her skirt, dipping her fingers into paint.
She is so cool and confident, never one to shy away, so she will happily declare herself to be artistic.
Somehow she manages to pull this look off – girly bows and lace and stripy/dotty leggings – yes, this girl knows her own self and she is running with it!
Did you spy the tattoo she has on her foot?!
Thank you so much for your visit. I hope the Somerset Art Gals have brought some cheer.
15 Feb 2017 8 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Art Doll, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, gift ideas, home decor, paint, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, published artwork, Somerset Studio, Stampington & co, wood
A picture is a poem without words
13 Feb 2017 7 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Art Doll, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Darkroom Door, gift ideas, home decor, paint, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, published artwork, Redlead Paperworks, Somerset Studio, Stampington & co, wood
Trying to catch-up with projects from last year so I thought I would share my Somerset Art Gals.
This is the Art Gals as they stand side-by-side but I thought it fun to share each Art Gal in detail so I’ve drafted one post a day for three days.
They were published as an article in Somerset Studio Sept/Oct 2016
Paper doll elements – Character Constructions stamps
Art Related Words, Paintbrushes, Paint tubes and Pencils – Darkroom Door
Stamps on outsize wooden peg – Redlead Paperworks
If you read Stampington & Co magazines, you will know they include Artist Papers, quality papers. In all the years I’ve read their magazines, this was only the third time I’d used the papers. I always wanted to save the papers within the magazines and also, I rarely use pattern papers, enjoying making my own backgrounds or my real love – any found papers.
On an absolute whim – which came about when I thought of turning some Character Constructions paper doll stamps into artists, I had the idea that a vibrant Artist Paper was what they needed, with me adding my own touches with Fresco Finish paint, to make the paper my own.
They were never going to only be paper dolls, each Art Gal is attached to a huge wooden peg, this enables the dolls to be free standing but also a place for creative notes to be attached, To Do List or a collection of favourite quotes. I don’t have their dimensions but they are tall.
All Art Gals should wear a beret, especially with Parisian polka dots (paint pen), adorned with vintage trims.
She is a messy one, with smudges of paint on her face. I think we can all relate!
Her brushes are well used but that doesn’t mean they are not much loved – she just never seems to be able to keep her tools pristine.
She doesn’t believe herself to be an artist, much more comfortable with the term crafter but maybe, one day, she will view herself differently.
Thank you for the time you spend here, I appreciate your time is precious.
Have a wonderful week and I’ll return soon with the other Somerset Art Gals.
22 Dec 2016 11 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: bags, Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Christmas, Christmas decoration, fabric, gift ideas, gift presentation, Ice Resin, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stamping onto fabric
A quick post to share two ornaments featuring Character Constructions stamps and Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts.
Some weeks ago I received Character Constructions Christmas Vintage Christmas Plate No. 6 which has wonderful festive sentiments and I thought it would be fun to use them on ornaments. The second ornament has a sentiment from the Bird and Bee No. 14 set.
I have been drawn to tartan this year, do not ask me why!At this time of the year, a dash of glitter is acceptable, just a light sprinkle as the ICE Resin magnifies it.Simply stamped muslin bags again featuring Character Constructions stampsHope you are all whizzing though your Christmas preparations!
19 Dec 2016 12 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, Dinky Stencil, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, gift ideas, masks/stencils, mixed media, published artwork, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, Somerset Studio Gallery, Stampington & co
A wonderful way to close out the year is making an appearance in Somerset Studio Gallery. I am so thankful to have multiple pieces in this issue, a few are festive/winter related so I thought I would squeeze in a couple between now and the 25th. I will be back-tracking, after Christmas, to share artwork that I haven’t caught up with as yet, some going as far back as the summer!
Redlead Paperworks Sentiment
That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil Snowflake
Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts direct from Sandra Evertson or from That’s Crafty.
One of the festive creations is this…assemblage on canvas substrate with That’s Crafty stencil in the backgroundand pairing up two Relics and Artifacts.This is a favourite Redlead winter sentiment, layered onto a fragment of mop up paperwith a crystal Curio to bring lightand to stand the assemblage, a wooden spool, distressed and softened with a scrap of vintage lace with pearl.
Here’s to it not being too hectic a time for all of you if you are in the middle of festive preparations.
Warm Winter Wishes!
23 Nov 2016 11 Comments
After my Spools of Positivity pendants were published in Somerset Life, I seemed to still have the urge to work with wooden craft spools expect this time the idea was for festive/winter ornaments. It’s funny that end results can be completely different yet one project can be a springboard for another. To have this collection also published in Somerset Life, well it sure does mean a great deal to me (understatement!)
Either gathered as a collection or displayed individually, they would catch the light from the winter sun, just as a snowflake does. The details are quite classic in style – pearl beads and crystals.To create variety I worked with different size and style of wooden craft spools. This ornament is so dinky in size it could easily be a pendant. Even with the chains to suspend them, they are light enough for a bundle of them to festoon a Christmas tree.Dresden Trim (Sandra Evertson) trims this ornament.A That’s Crafty snowflake, layeredto some pretty tulle which has a subtle shimmer to it.A simple presentation idea.Thank you so much for your visit to this blog post. I am still struggling to visit blogs but hope to stop by to say Hello to you soon.
20 Nov 2016 9 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Christmas, Christmas decoration, gift ideas, home decor, paint, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stamping onto fabric, That's Crafty DT artwork
Today, over at That’s Crafty, I am sharing an ornament featuring a Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts and also a stamp from one of the new That’s Crafty clear stamp sets. Paints are, of course, from PaperArtsy.If you are interested, all details can be viewed HERE.
Thank you for your visit.
07 Nov 2016 18 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: gift ideas, Ice Resin, MDF, mixed media, Notebooks, published artwork, Red Lead Paperworks, Redlead Paperworks, rusty wire, Somerset Studio, Stampington & co, That's Crafty Alterable Surface
I am trying to catch-up with bits of this ‘n’ that from over the past few months such as this trio of resin paper journals which were published in Somerset Studio.
If you have been hesitant about working with ICE Resin, just go for it, I promise, it will open up new possibilities for you!Resin paper forms the covers for each journalwith a sentiment layered inside an MDF frame. This is the link for the frames and inserts which are a That’s Crafty Alterable SurfaceThere are slight variations to the journals but the premise of the idea for them was that each would contain some extras such as shipping tags, clip art or Tissue Wrap.The focal sentiments are also resin paper.I liked the idea of the extras being tucked inside the front or back cover attached with clips.
The pencil holder was a last minute thought.Yes, even on resin paper, mixed media journals, I still managed to sneak a scrap of tattered vintage lace into the mix!Brown paper packages, tied up with string. It was a lovely surprise to see that Somerset Studio also included photographs of the tied up packages.
She Makes Art stamp by Redlead Paperworksappears on each of the tags, I just created variation by tearing the tags at different point.Thank you for your visit to the first post of this new week.
To have this article in Somerset Studio, it still hasn’t quite sunk in. I don’t think I will ever get used to being published.
Have a lovely week.