13 July 2009

Go Penquins

Last year as part of Liverpool's European Capital of Culture year we had 'Superlambananas' across the city and it turned out to be one of the surprise hits of the year.

Last week the company behind them announced a new art event here in Liverpool later in the year 'Go Penguins'. There will be 100 5ft and 3ft penguins in various places from November until January.

12 July 2009

July postcard for Carol M

This months inspiration was chosen by Pippa

Like a lot of my fellow Calendar Girls this month I wanted to capture the texture of the picture.

First I embellished a piece of scrim to a thick piece of fabric. Sorry the photo isn't very good of this stage.

Next I embellished various thickness of thread on to the background.

Covered it with a layer of gesso

and sprayed some brusho blue paint on then left it to dry.

I then added some fabric paints in blue and green painted on some white acrylic in parts to lighten it.

Finally a coat of watercolour 'Iridescent medium' to give it a sparkle, you know like when the sun glints of snow or ice.