Sunday, 20 March 2011

Encaustic card

Suddenly encaustic art has had a revival! In the space of just one week, Michael and Shona have appeared on Create & Craft with their encaustic art demonstrations, my forum friend Hilda has blogged an encaustic art square and I have been asked to do a workshop in encaustic art! Not having looked at my encaustic art products for more than 5 years, I was persuaded to have a play. Here is the result.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Clarity landscape

I finally got around trying my first Clarity landscape yesterday and here is my second attempt. The first attempt was really brilliant................ at how not to do it! i.e. stamp and mask off your image before you do the sky and background! Remember how you tore the paper to make the hills as you will need it later to make the next layer! Anyway, I managed to cover up my biggest mistake with a little "hedging" on the hills. At least I managed to do the brayering to a degree of satisfaction this time! Just don't look too closely!

Friday, 11 March 2011

SECC craft stash!

As you can see I certainly did my bit for the UK economy at this year's craft fair at the SECC in Glasgow. In fact, I have it on good authority that they all positively RELY on my being there every March in order to keep the venue alive - lol! I had a great time as usual and was thrilled this year to meet Sheena Douglass in person and to have a chat with Barbara (Gray)as she wasn't there last March. These ladies are such an inspiration to me and countless others. Now, the problem is, just where to put it all?!

My beautiful birthday cards!

Now that I have returned from Scotland, I've been able to put all my cards together and here they are! Many thanks to all my lovely family and friends who have bought or made me such stunning cards and gifts.