Friday, 21 April 2017

Tried glossy accents varnish on tile

This week my new try was glossy accents varnish on a paper/card tile.

'Wonder', tile, 3.5 ins sq., with glossy accents varnish on top.

'Thinking of you', ATC.

'Birdie,' ATC.

'Caterpillar,' ATC.

Susie plays in the laundry basket.

Glossy accents on tiles.

I tried some glossy accents acrylic varnish this week.  It gives a thick enamel-like surface to the art project.  I used a small card tile to do some mixed media imagery to try it out. ( The mixed media I used was pan pastels for background colour plus stamped imagery on tissue paper.).  Then I added one layer of the glossy accents.

There are videos on Youtube on creating mixed media tiles if you are interested. See for example:-

In this project, I used a single card thickness, which gave a bit of curling to the edges, so next time I'd glue 2 paper tiles together for strength.  I'll probably glue another tile to the back of this one later. You can also use wooden tiles, ceramic tiles, etc, etc.


My ATCs were just to use up scraps of paper.  In 'Thinking of you', I used a bamboo pen which gave an interesting rough line to the girl's profile.


Susie went to vet for the first of her booster jabs this week.  She was calm and took it in her stride. (No scratching of the vet!!) 

She slept all day yesterday though...but this morning was full of beans and played in the laundry basket!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Bye for now...


Purr purr.

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Happy Easter everyone.

Some flowers from my garden.

Hope you had plenty of Easter eggs...

Bye for now.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Some small art pieces

Some small pieces from this week.

'Kitty and curls', ATC.

'In Africa', ATC.

'Dreams of Paris', Journal page, A5, card.

Dreaming of being a gymnast...and almost there!

Some small art pieces from this week.  Enjoying using tissue collage papers.

Have a great weekend.

Happy Easter and happy paint party Friday!

Bye for now.


Friday, 7 April 2017

ATC people

Artist trading cards, 2.5 by 3.5. various media.

 'Red head'.

 'Vintage car'.

'Nap time'.

Sleepy week for me, with very little art done.

Have a good weekend!

Bye for now.....

See you later!!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

My wax crayon style but in oils.

An experiment.

'Beside the pond', alkyd oils, 12 by 10 ins., canvas board.

I attempted to paint in oils as if I was using wax crayons.  It took about 3 times as long as crayon.  So not sure if I will repeat that experiment any time soon.

Good to try it out though.  

Phew, exhausted with all the play!


I am linking to paint party Friday.  Please visit this bloghop to see the work from creatives around the world!  Maybe you would like to join too.


I hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Peace and other ATCs

Some of this week's ATCs.


 You and me

 Girl with a bird

A4 background paper

Susie is watching TV...and 'Cat Ballou' is on screen!

1. ATC, Peace.  A response to the terrorism news today.

2. ATC, You and me.  Some little creatures 'found' on the background paint.

3.  ATC, Girl with a bird.    The girl is drawn on dry teabags which were collaged onto a watercolour background.  The flora is a stamped image.

I was keen to try using teabags after seeing PPF artist:- Irene Raphael's teabag art.  I like the effect of drawing on dry teabags...the tea stains the tissue paper with a beautiful brown colour...which complements the imagery. 

4. Background page.  Trying out Posca pens for doodling while watching 'Bones' on TV.

Not sure what I will do with the background page, but as I am in some swaps, it may be flying off abroad.

Swapping ATCS

Some people have asked whether I swap my ATCs.  I often swap them.  The collection of my ATCs so far can be seen on my Pinterest board.

If you want to swap with me, please get in touch: by commenting or by email.

I think that's all for  now.

Have a good day.