Sorry I’m running so late!
And I have scrambled to get this blog done before it’s time to dash to my parents with Grace for the family afternoon.
So what I propose is that I just show you what happens when you rush, and then come back later and tell you all about yesterday.
It was amazeballs!
I saw a side of London which blew me away.
But let‘s just sort out this Saturday’s Blog first!
It occurred to me in Harrods,
whilst eating chocolate coated strawberries for breakfast,
(why not? How often do we or can we?)
when I saw these fantastic mannequins, that we needed a set of feminine stencils. So I was on the phone to Jim, explaining to him what we needed. In fact, I even got Grace to throw a pose or two, which I then emailed to him from my Iphone.
The power of technology!
Grace was a little bashful about throwing her arms around in the middle of London, “Mum. Really?”
But we got there!
Well I was amazed when we got the the V&A, the new exhibits were all about Fashion and Beauty and Weddings and Italian Designers! So you can image, my internal camera was clicking like crazy!
Anyway, here’s how it works.
By the time I got home at midnight (will tell you all about it later)
there was a fabulous stencil waiting for me from Jim.
Check this out! Very excited.
So I set about first thing making a very simple arty piece for you. Hope you like it.
Had a couple of acrylic Gelli Plate messes from a previous project, which were perfect for the background.
Found an old book, tore out a leaf,
drew round the inside of the stencil,
and cut her out.
Added what I could find in the cupboard which would stick her to acrylic on the back (I had ModPodge, but any PVA glue will do)
attached her to the abstract acrylic finger painting !
Dark Charcoal pencil required next.
Outline the paper doll, both on the actual printed paper
and around her, on the acrylic paint.
Blend the charcoal around her with your finger.
Place the stencil over her and use a make-up sponge,
torn paper and Slate Adirondack
to add shade to certain logical lines.
See how we can add depth?
Add a couple of Journaling elements from the Journaling set with the Slate Adirondack.
Then add too much and use Black which looks way too heavy, then use a word you wouldn’t normally use in public,
beat yourself up for rushing,
then carefully tear all the rubbish off, making sure the fibres are facing to the front...
Load a stencil brush with the Slate Adirondack and LIGHTLY start dusting the torn edges,
to bring out the layers of fibres.
Mount on Black.
Then promise yourself that, that you
will not overcook it next time !
Anyway, I really have to go drag Grace out of the sack and get her over to her Grandparents.
These youngsters do like a lie in , don’t they!
I will tell you all about London later. xxx