Monday, 27 May 2013

Let me tell you a story

I have been wanting to work on a whole doll rather than just the heads for a while.....this one was a car boot sale's not a ceramic doll, just an ordinary plastic one, that doesn't really matter but you do have to be careful with the heat gun when drying paint:)

 When I started this I only intended adding a few words, maybe a quote here and there but it sort of developed into what I am now going to call 

 Can you guess what story I used?

 Her name is 

I LOVE the way this came out.....can see there being more of them:)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My demons can swim

 This page is another that came together rather is on the opposite page to the bird in the previous post......the background started out using up paint left over from the bird page through a stencil

 another online image, isn't he just soooooo...toothy......
a quote I saw on Facebook....thought it fitted perefectly

  some gesso circles.....more paint...........a bit of stamping with ink and paint

 I spotted that Mixed Media Place has a challenge u use paint......I am going to enter this:)


Sunday, 19 May 2013

For many reasons

This page came about for many reasons!!

 I had bought a couple of new stencils and some Paperartsy paints at Port Sunlight show, and I had part of the Who killed cock robin poem lurking on my desk

 and I had found this bird image online.......put them all together.........

 add some writing......and you have a journal page!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

The puffin said........

is this my chair?

You might ask what puffins and chairs have got to do with each other? 
Well, nothing except that they both appear on this postcard!

 The other side of this postcard looks like this......I picked it up in Suffolk thinking it would go in my "out and about" journal but it never made it was lurking on my desk and ended up being used as a mask when making this piece "who killed cock robin" .....that's how it got the red and black bits

 at Port Sunlight show I bought this fab puffin stamp from Crafty Individuals

 then I was looking through an old book for a fun quote or set of words to fit in the speech bubble and came across this bit about had to be!!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

and keeps them in boxes

this is a follow on from my last post......
He gathers bones......and keeps them in boxes. 
After I made the first shrine I had a hankering to make another, so here it is......I'm not quite as happy with this one as the last one, I think it's the pink (if you are reading this....your fault Burnice!) but it's OK, I can live with it:)

 It's really hard to get a decent pic of the whole thing.....but I hope you get the idea!

 Am really liking the words on the doll faces..... kinda creepy:)

 and this idea I like too......saw something similar in one of the galleries I visited a while back

 this doll head is a weird shape......sort of alien looking don't you think.....or is that just me!?
Oops, just realised you can see the glue....need to paint that!

 Spot the skull stencil lurking in the back behind the hanging arms?? 
Courtesy of Andy Skinner!

Monday, 13 May 2013

He gathers bones

I've been wanting to make some sort of shriney thing for a while now so yesterday decided the time had come!! 
At Port Sunlight show on Saturday several people passed comment about my doll stuff so I thought I'd delight scare (apparently, according to most I spoke to) you with another one!