March 15, 2011

Egypt journal - Nefertiti pages

Hi All - As promised - here is the next installment of my Egypt Journal ...the first "spread" of pages. The first pic shows the "paint base"... yummy gold and copper Lumiere paints- then the second pic shows the "plan of attack" - arranging the images etc then the third shows them stuck into place and then the fourth - the addition of the English lettering and the Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The Pictures of Nefertiti - are of course the various stages of my Needle lace Nefertiti which I did a few years ago .... so my journal has become a bit of a crafty record too :-)
Thanks to those of you who take the time to leave a comment - if you haven't done so before please do - I would love to come visit your blog too :-)

March 10, 2011

Egyptian Art Journal - more cover pics

Hi All - as promised - here are the last 2 pics of the Egyptian Journal front cover first pic - almost finished and second one shows it complete with "Egypt" written in Egyptian Hieroglyphics - throughout the journal there are the words written in English and then in Hieroglyphs. Also now on the cover is an added thread wrapped pipecleaner - if your wondering what the foily stuff is on the left - it is gold celophane wrapping paper that has been "hit" with a heat gun then painted with "Lumiere" paints - you know how much I luv them LOL!
The Nefertiti picture is a a photograph of my Needle Lace Nefertiti neck purse which I made a couple of years ago - she also stars on the 1st double page spread - which I will be putting on the next post - stay tuned :-) Thank you to those of you who take the time to leave a comment - I luv reading them :-)

March 7, 2011

Egyptian Art Journal

Hi All - Back in November last year one of the ladies at the ATASDA (Australian Textile Art and Surface Design Association) WA Group that I go to brought in 7 plain white "pop up" books - 4 small and 3 large - she had bought 8 books altogether and decorated one of the larger ones and decided to give the others away to anyone who wanted to "do something" with them - on the premise that they would bring the completed book back to the meeting in this February just gone...I picked up one of the smaller ones ... and as I am fascinated by all things Egyptian - decided that that would be my theme .... so here is a pic of the "naked" book as I got it then the first coat of coloured acrylic paints and finally with the gold "Lumiere" paint on it....stay tuned for more pics of the cover and the 6 double page spreads that are inside of it ..... :-)

March 1, 2011

Happy First day of Autumn

Yay! First day of Autumn - though someone forgot to tell Mother Nature - record breaking temperatures here -and I am sooo over the humidity - :-( Roll on Sunday when it's dropping to 29 degrees :-)
I have been busy in the studio the last 3 days - too hot to be painting bobbins so I have been making a 3D Vessel - I have been taking pics as it progressed so stay tuned - I just have to make some Couronnes at lace tomorrow and it will be finished :-)