Friday, 29 May 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Fabric Flower Brooch

I was shown yesterday by Gill how to make a cute little brooch. And this is the one I made. It has a card circle base which is covered with fabric and all the petals are made from 1.5" squares of fabric. The centre is a covered bead. A great way to use any scraps of fabric you may have.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Floral Collage

I used a candle as a wax resist, watercolour paints and recycled stationery for the collaged yellow flowers.

Monday, 4 May 2015

More Pages from my Sketchbook

More drawing practice - inspiration from the book '20 ways to draw a cat and 44 other awesome animals' by Julia Kuo

I'll not be blogging for a little while but I will be back.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Stuffed Panda

Canon have a website where you can download and print 3D animals on paper for free.
I tried out a small rabbit, quite fiddly but cute. I thought it maybe interesting to try an animal with fabric instead so I increased the size and tried it out. It was quite tricky as the fabric frayed, so I tried it with this panda using evolon which doesn't fray and stitched it together rather than glueing. I painted the features on. I'd only printed out the head to see how it went but decided to continue with the body....but I must have written down the size I'd increased it by wrongly... it wasn't going to fit the head. So I just made a simple body out of a spoiled t-shirt. His face his cute but could do with a bit more stuffing, as for his body....poor thing.