Sunday, 10 December 2017

Year of the Dog Fabric Design

I created the dog below on my Samsung tablet for a Spoonflower fabric design challenge.
I transferred it to my computer, changed colours and added a blocky background.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Monday, 4 December 2017

Sunflower Brooch

I made this brooch in memory of my lovely niece who sadly died recently. Sunflowers were one of her favourite flowers so I'll wear it at her funeral tomorrow. She died after a battle with cancer and had just turned 40 which is way to young to die.
I took all these photos at the same time in the same room, but in different places. I don't like the brooch that much from looking at the photos, I think it looks better in reality. [I hope]

I made it by drawing on Evolon [which does not fray], then painting it with Inktense Blocks and water. I stitched French knots in the middle then surrounded them with beads. I covered a round metal brooch finding [the type that has 2 parts to it -  back with pin and top sieve disc] with painted Evolon so none of the metal would show. I then glued the sunflower to it.


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Young Fox

More watercolour painting practice. This time I used a photo from a magazine to copy.