First thing Saturday I thought, I just must make some art... so this is for AJJ 'Art for art sake' hosted by Chris from Pearshaped crafting.
I started by making a background with Gouache paints.
Then I saw my box of stencils and then I thought of using a baby wipe to wipe the paint off with. I've seen it done with inks and stencils and this Gouache was water based so could be reactivated again when moist to remove the pattern. I then used another arty stencil with a hand on and lightly sponged some white gesso on. Coloured pencils and Stabilo all black to highlight hand.
Then I looked at a TH sticker book with words which I've only used once - but what should I add.... well the wiping over the stencils is really easy and effective so it just had to be 'Ridiculously simple'
If it stays hot I shall have to do some more of the stencil baby wipe thing as that was so much fun and fairly quick too.
I don't think the temperature was really 34.5c as the probe for the weather station may have been in sun however the real temperature inside (downstairs) was 27c and upstairs the thermometer in Fahrenheit been fluctuating between 81 - 85 even at night :(
I promise I will never moan about winter and the cold again as its much easier to get warm than cool down :)
While I was in an arty mode I remembered some plain fans I bought last year which would come in handy right now.... but what to decorate them with quickly? I know - alcohol inks - so I randomly just dripped them over the surface open and closed.
And I have finished the wind chimes I started last summer. I had to wait for the stems of the plant that we pruned to dry and change from green to a bamboo looking cane.
Bean tin lid for the top and punched some holes to thread everything together to hang. The sound they make is a very gentle noise and I think I need to add a bigger dangley bit to the end of the middle cane to catch the wind more.
And I drizzled alcohol inks over the canes to decorate them.
Himalayan Honeysuckle - the plant that the canes came from.
OK that's all for today,
probably going to need to let my PC cool now
before trying to catch up with your posts
but I will get there eventually :)
thanks so much for stopping by