Friday, 9 October 2015

Dish Rag flowers

Hi All

 I have recently joined in with an art journalling challenge on facebook, called Fall in love with Art Journalling - Fall Challenge. It's very quick and great fun, even though I always feel I am playing catch up. Recently one of the lovely ladies playing, asked for more details on what everyone was doing instead of just posting the pictures, so I thought I would add them to my blog as posts.

This week the prompt, was to use fabric. Which really stretched me creativity as fabric is not something I would ever really think to use, nor is it something I really have at home. On a trip to the shops, it suddenly occurred to me that I could use dish rags to make flowers, so a little detour to the pound shop was required.

On a cereal packet base, I had covered with gesso, and then covered some areas with black paint, I applied cut grass, fresh lime, and crushed grape, Dylusions paints with a brayer. The cut grass looks very blue in this picture over the black paint. Once dry I stamped one of my most favourite stamps ever, It's a JOFY one, I think from plate 09 across the bottom curving it slightly so give the impression of hills.

Then using the same colours I painted in the grass, leaves and bobbly bits on the stems. I also added dots of paint over the rest of the page, and outlined everything with a black paint pen. While waiting for that to dry I pulled apart the dish rags and smeared more of the purple paint over them, cutting it into circles once it was dry, I tried to make all the circles different sized and slightly irregular. Once everything was dry I glued them in place added buttons to the centres and drew the stems with the same black paint pen.

Thank you for reading, all comment are really appreciated.
Gem x

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