Another birthday, another card. This time I made a gelli print landscape, and then had to create my own stencil to complete the design.
This prompt was just the nudge I needed to have a go at something that has been on my "must try" list for a while: a little guided serendipity creating abstract landscapes with just ink and water.
This is the third encaustic landscape I have made. The first one; I made that one for myself to try out my new iron and waxes (why start with the basics when you can try to create a finished piece first time). The second one; I made that for my brother's birthday and decided then… Continue reading Encaustic landscape III
Before I created the alcohol ink landscape I used for my brother's birthday card, I had a number of practice attempts... I was following the basic instructions in Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping, working out what I liked and didn't. I'm not so keen on spritzing alcohol (that seems even less predictable than laying down the inks… Continue reading Alcohol ink landscapes
Series: Wanderlust 2021 #32 One of the favourite pieces I made during Wanderlust 2019 was in the inspired by an artist theme where we had to draw influences from two artists. Similarly, this piece draws on another artist's style, but it won't be counting in my favourites from this year. The idea was to look… Continue reading Wanderlust: colourful landscape
Of course, inspiration is hardest to find when I'm on a deadline. Birthdays at the start of the month are the worst because I don't tend to think about them until the month starts: "oh it's September now, what cards do I have to make, only two but they both need doing in the first… Continue reading Alcohol ink landscape
At the end of October, Laly Mille ran The Artist Soul online retreat, a short course packed with inspiration for creating abstract artworks. I am a fan of Laly's art style and have created a couple of pieces based on classes she has run before: river and rocks from Wanderlust 2019 and the more recent… Continue reading Artist Soul abstract landscapes
I was about to say that I only really use my acrylic paints for colour and texture on mixed media work and that I never really just paint with them. Then I started wondering if that was actually true so I had a quick search in my blog archives and realised that I have used… Continue reading Simple acrylic landscape
In a way, I have coronavirus to thank for the existence of this piece. I've been wanting to make something like this for absolutely ages, but finding suitable bits of fabric and digging out my rarely used sewing machine from behind my drawers always seemed like a lot of effort when there were plenty of… Continue reading Fabric landscape
September brings my brother's birthday and along with it the usual problem of coming up with a design for a masculine card. And this year was worse because it was a big number birthday. I've done camper vans and sheep and bikes and even sheep and bikes in past years and I didn't want to… Continue reading Encaustic landscape II
And now for something completely different. This is something I have been fascinated by since the first time I came across it. I really don't have room for a full encaustic hotplate — and it would be quite an investment on a whim — so I settled for getting a starter kit with an iron… Continue reading Encaustic landscape
It’s Father’s Day today, so I get to make a card for my other half’s dad (only two months after his birthday. In keeping with the developing theme of making South Wales landscapes for him, this is a view of the beach by Port Talbot (technically there should be some buildings on the grass, but… Continue reading Aberavon Sands