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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lacey lazysusan and potholders

Here's some linen-and-lace that I've only just finished:

When I've been away from painting lace for a while, I like to practise on small pieces first, before attempting the large lazysusan.

So, I worked on these two potholders (trivets) first. They measure about 5 1/2 inches square.




After completing these two, I felt I was ready - and had enough confidence to paint the lazysusan, which measures 25 inches across. Big - by my standards, anyway ;)

A view of the whole piece

The lazysusan is for sale at RM220 (excluding postage).


A close-up


Another close-up - of the centre of the piece




This is how the lazysusan was worked: I worked out the design - above - more or less like how I'd do a mandala: starting at the centre, and working my way towards the border, one row at a time. I work in white charcoal pencil, and when I'm done, I outline the work in a watered-down acrylic paint. In white, using a liner brush.

When that's dry, I think about where I'd like to place the 'linen' - then, I paint those bits in with really, really watered-down paint. This time, I added cross-hatches to the linen. In other spots, it's just wide, cross-hatch. 



In the next two pictures, are the two trivets that have been outlined, and then with painted with their 'linen' bits, and cross-hatch bits.



After each stage of painting, I allow the paint to dry completely before moving on.

When the linen is dry, I put in the comma-strokes and dots as seen in the pictures on the top.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A rosey teapot

Just completed this, for a friend, in time for Christmas. I hope she loves it!

One side:


The other side:

And, the top!


The design was painted with FolkArt Enamels, allowed to dry, and then baked to set. I can be washed on the top shelf of a dishwasher, or gently-gently and left to air-dry. 



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rose tins


These tins are actually painted in a soft, pastel-y, barely-there-green! The roses are in soft pink, and soft yellow, with blue forget-me-nots. And, in the background, are hints of pink/yellow and blue, suggesting more flowers ;)

The tins stand at around 6 inches (15 cm) tall, with a diameter of about 4.5 inches (11.5 cm). 

The tins have been varnished, and polished, and all they'll need is a wipe with a dry cloth now and again.



These are SOLD :)

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Christmas holly wreath

Number four: My holly wreath. And my personal favourite.




Ribbon is so much fun to paint!


This pix shows its wrap-around design :)

The Holly Wreath is SOLD.

But, here are the other three, that are for sale:

One: Poinsettia and holly.



I've added little bits of sparkle-highlights in green, silver, and red. And, like the earlier painting, the holly-berries are in dimensional paint, and are raised.



Two: Candles and ribbon


With close-ups, below:



... of the ribbon, holly and christmas-tree fronds


... the red candles and the Christmas greens




And, notice the raised holly-berries, with white bits showing where they catch the light :)


And three: Christmas bells and candy cane


With close-ups, below:


... of the candy-cane, which took a lot of work, but it was brilliant to see it pop off the surface
when I was done :)


Someone must've been tired ;)


I didn't realise it at the time, but these bells are smiling! Naise!



Price: RM70 each (excluding postage)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas bells and candy cane

Number three:



With close-ups, below:


... of the candy-cane, which took a lot of work, but it was brilliant to see it pop off the surface
when I was done :)


Someone must've been tired ;)


I didn't realise it at the time, but these bells are smiling! Naise!

RM70 (excluding postage)

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