Monday, June 25, 2012

Glass painting

I'm getting busy with life and kids. These glass household items were painted by me with glass paint.
This is a new medium for me, a little bit different from the acrylic paint but not hard to use.
This first beauty was a decanter before. I draw the motiff on a paper, put inside, painted with brush from the outside. After the transparent glase dried the vase was cured in the oven.

Small sponge blocks were used here. Just dip in the paint and printed on the glass. This is a good project for kids and beginner too. When the paint was dry I used outliner to put different motiffs in the printed rectangle. A few day later when it wass fully dry the candle holder was cured in the oven too. It was a good upcycleing project I got my candle holder from a charity shop.

Please keep in mind don't paint that area which one in contact with food, eg. paint the under side of the glass plate, don't painr the top of your glass if you want to drink from it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

To my Daddy and my lovely Hubby! I love you both soooo much!

"What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail..."

Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chan Luu style wrap bracelet - the finished one

Hurray! It is finished! Finished! Looks better than I thought. I really love it. :)
What do you think? I think next time I will use bigger beads and less round.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chan Luu style wrap bracelet - second day

I did a good progress yesterday. Finished 3 rounds, still left minimum one. I changed the black thread to fishing line. That thread was too thick to push through twice or the hole in the small beads was too small???
Anyway there is the work-in-progress photo about my new bracelet.

Wrap bracelet - work in progress
I like it, but I started to understand that price tag. :) Lots of work is going into this bracelet.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chan Luu style wrap bracelet

I love her bracelet but hate the price tags and that fact not made by me. I found this in Chan Luu's shop. Not as hard to make it. After I checked my boxes, collected my beads, threads I think I'm ready to start to make my version.

This is a genuine Chan Luu, Turquoise Wrap Bracelet on Brown Leather
Click on the picture to land in her shop

This is my start pack. Let's see what I got.

Wrap bracelet starter set
I have:
  • leather cord, 2m
  • pearl beads, more than 200
  • wine coloured small beads, a lot
  • black thread, more than 6m
  • button, metal, pewter?
I will show you tomorrow the progress.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Swirled beads set

 For this technique you need a few different  coloured polymer clay. A little bits from here, a little bits from there. A piece of glass, mind your fingers! Or CD case but the clay ruin the case very quickly. And lots of patience.
Easier way if you make balls from the clay, cut it like a cake and rearrange it like a rainbow ball. Push the pieces together and swirl it between the 2 glass and let the magic happens.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rain, rain go away

Yesterday was a nice sunny day. Not too warm but sunny! Today, we are back to normal. Full day rain again. Nothing unusual. I hope it would be better soon...


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My paintings - Zebra

I took a new photo about my Zebra. This is much better than the old one. Enjoy.

Black paper was used here but you can't see the paper. Everything was covered with black and white pastel. I love the rough texture of the zebra.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My paintings - exhibition

Last few years I did evening drawing and painting courses. Every year we have an exhibition in the local library. We just show around our works what we did on the course. This year's paints just came back from the library.

The first exhibition was hard for me. I just started to draw again after a few years gap. When our teacher told us "we will have an exhibition in the library soon. Everybody frame her works and we will hang it up. It would be nice event." I did not believe her. I had so little experience and I thought my paint is crap. But anyway my paint was framed and hanged. It was lovely on that wall. And the exhibition went well.

I still have that paint that was my first step. If I compared with my fresh pictures I see how many steps I did from that first. Already see a long road behind me and a longer one in front of me.


This soft/chalk pastel pictures was not in the exhibition. It was a Christmas present for my parents. The original photo was taken by me in our front garden. They loved the paint and looking nice on their wall.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Rainy day

Summer is gone. I hope it went for a holiday for a few days. The weather is not really cold just cloudy and wet again. It is a good time to make some raindrops photo.

We finished our annual art exhibition in the library. I will show my paintings next time.

Leaf on my apple tree with raindrop

 Syringe leaf with drops

It's Friday! Have a nice weekend!