Saturday, 30 August 2008
Our last task from Sarah was to make bookmarks for a swap with the other Soul Journallers.
Making the Soul Journal has been a great experience; I've made new friends, learned new techniques plus I have a book which I shall continue to use and add to. Thank you Sarah.
Thursday, 28 August 2008
I'm growing quite fond of the last two. I can see the faults - which is good! (I won't list them; you can work them out for yourself).
Right - I must go and do my bookmarks for Sarah Whitmire's swap. I'll show you later.
Thanks for all the kind comments and support you're giving me!
Love Linda xx
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
My very first attempts at drawing faces - the course is 8 weeks long, so hopefully I'll improve!!
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
I'm hoping to learn how to draw faces (and other techniques) along with Suzi Blu.
I have subscribed to her workshops which last 8 weeks.
'Two Workshops In One! Learn start to finish how to create your own original pretty girl. Learn how to shade, make dresses, align faces, layer backgrounds, beeswax. The Whole Shebang! Also included is an 8 week PDF class to support and nurture your creative soul.'
Oh well........here I go!
Sunday, 17 August 2008
I drew the face using permanent markers on fabric, I painted the buttons, used sari silk threads for her hair, quilted her wings and stitched beads and sequins on her wings and hair. I've drawn dozens of different faces and so am ready to make more!
Here you can get an idea of her size. She's 20cm tall. I meant to make her much smaller but something went wrong!
Friday, 15 August 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Another Paper Whimsy background, the same image of a girl as above ..... and I made the frame myself.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
.......rubbed a lot of it off again, stuck on her picture, covered it with Glossy Accents and decorated it. I've covered the hole up at the front but it can still be hung on the wall from the back using a little nail. The whole thing is 7cm tall. Now Im going to find a challenge where I can use this technique and make another one.
Friday, 8 August 2008
These are pages 3 and 4 of the six collage pages we have done (the 'finger pages'). I really must leave them alone now because they have driven me a bit crazy. I have gessoed over them so many times and re:done parts of them that I discovered lots of interesting layers when I scratched through the nails!!
I'm happy that I've played around them though - I've learnt a lot about techniques. and other stuff .....ie who am I trying to please with these pages?
The answer is me. (I just struggle with that a bit, but I'm getting there.....)