Sunday, 30 April 2017

I'm moving!

Just to let you know, I'm moving!

To keep up with all the new stuff, please visit me here at 1stfloorstudio-blog or my new website 1st Floor Studio.

I hope to see you there!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas card - digital, downloadable, printable freebie

Here's a digital card I made, using a photo of a Christmas decoration I made. Please feel free to right-click, save and print out if you would like to use it!

Happy Christmas from me

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Christmas Sleigh ornaments

I've made two Christmas Sleighs. These are MDF ornaments/table decorations from a very plain kit (very boring brown) which I created last year (originally for a Christmas fair, which I had to cancel due to flu).

This is Sleigh No 1, with little toy drums

There's a lot of fake snow, plus a painted crackle effect in selected areas

I've piled on the fake snow and glitter EVERYWHERE!

I'm a great believer in the back being as nice as the front...

I've used glitter baubles, silver apples, tiny fir cones...

This is Sleigh No 2. It's the same, but different... So they could be a pair, or stand alone.

This one doesn't have any toy drums

But it does have glittered fruit

Lots of metallic gold baubles

Glittery silver twigs

Loads of fake snow...and glitter, of course...

Hope you like them!

I just put them on eBay, hoping someone will love them and give them a new home.

Monday, 3 October 2016

FACES - two watercolour journal pages.

These journal pages are a little different - in each case I drew just half the face!

In each case, I've painted in watercolour onto fairly absorbent paper - without drawing a pencil line first! This has given a really soft & dreamy effect.

I've used stamps for the lace effect, and the quotes are by AlteNew stamps. The flowers are also stamps, roughly watercoloured, then even more roughly cut out and hacked into to create petals.

I've torn the bottom of the pieces to follow that lace effect.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

FASHION POLICE Journal pages

I haven't posted any new journal stuff for a while, so I thought you'd like to see what I've been working on...

This is a huge A4 journal I've called 'Fashion Police'. It's kind of a commentary on fashionistas etc, a little tongue-in-cheek.

These pages were created with stencils and sprays - then I saw these shapes in the colours, and these figures more or less drew themselves! I've used charcoal pencil and a white acrylic paint pen to create these.

Another shape I saw in the pages. I drew the face, then painted out the rest of the background. The flowers are loosely drawn with acrylics on sheet music, and cut out. They are actually quite dimensional although the photo doesn't really show t

The two pix below show a window on the right-hand page. The first pix shows them closed, the bottom one shows them open.


 I'll be scanning more shortly, and post them ASAP. Hope you like them!