Friday, 1 January 2016

A Mad Hatter.......

This week has seen a round up of some of the wonderful projects seen on the

PaperArtsy blog during 2015. There is SO much inspiration there so why not

take a look......

At the end of my little review this evening, I was asked to produce a "mash-up"

of my three allocated topics: Circles, Pigment Powders and Wearable Art. What

a combination! It all came together in a Mad Hat.

As promised here are a few more details of how it was done.......

First a selection of JOFY flowers stamped in Archival Ink.

I didn't have any pigment powders as such, so I had to

"powdering" Intense Ink sticks with a craft knife into puddles of water.

The colours blend and mix....with a bit of encouragement.

To make the feathers, I created the background first

with plenty of water and a bit of paper jiggling.

I dabbed on gilding medium with a scrunched up paper towel and brushed on the

flakes, then stamped JOFY feathers in Stazon ink.

After cutting everything out, I did a bit of flower art with wires, ribbons,

buttons, organza, and a silent thanks to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

circa 1975 ( Creative Interest - Flower arranging).

My daughter, who owns the hat, though appreciative of the artistic merit, was

relieved to know that the whole thing was assembled on a removable ribbon band!

Thank you for visiting, Penny.

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