Finished my poppy mixed media piece for my grandparents- this is a mix of acrylic paint, tissue paper, stamps and image transfer for the base and acrylic paint and ink for the poppies on top.
32 x 59cm without frame.
For a charity week/event at Crystal Finance, I was asked to turn an old laptop cardboard box into something that reflected an old sweet shop. The box would hold various sweets and chocolates to sell for charity- the smaller gold box you can see in the images acted as a money pot.
I used acrylic paint for the majority of the box, the white dots were actually made with a circle paper punch and blank sticky label. The sweets jars and sign were watercolour, ink pen and acrylic ink, these were fun to paint. I also added some blue polka dot ribbon on the inside so that the top of the box would stay upright when opened.
This actually took me a couple of days but I loved how it came out and now I won’t want to throw out any boxes in case I feel like decorating them for something else.
Sit and Stir, paper, ceramic, paint, ink, collage in box frame, 11.5 x 11.5cm
Another box frame completed with a shard of my broken mug.
I have two pieces left of the mug but they’re much larger than this, may have to get a couple of larger frames as i really do love making these.
I’m also thinking about selling them, will have to be in the UK however as I’d be worried about them surviving shipping overseas.
Learnalilgivinanlovin, ink, acrylic paint, text transfer, 20.5 x 21cm
The next piece done for my ongoing Gotye project.
With this piece I wanted to capture the overall feeling of the song- joyful and uplifting. I decided to put the complete lyrics of the song (repeated) in a heart as the central focus of the piece. The different silhouettes are bringing everything together within the piece itself.
I created the rainbow ink background to again reinforce the overall joyous and ‘colourful’ nature of the song. I also took inspiration for the official animated video of the song created by Shannon Cross-which can be watched here on Youtube.
See other artworks in this series here.
My latest finished box piece. It’s untitled as of now but I may eventually title it something.
I used a small soap box a friend bought back from a short hotel stay in Peterborough. I’m glad my my friends know to not bring me back souvenirs but old boxes and paper ephemera.
The interior of the box is painted black with acrylic paint and the inside back panel is red, purple and white acrylic ink.
The vintage anatomical heart image is available here from The Graphics Fairy and is attached to the box with black thread.
I then drew various sized gears form black card to fit inside the box at different heights and different lengths into the box.
I covered the outside of the box with old book scans (that I actually scanned quite a while ago) and distressed the outer edges with black ink.
To finish off the piece I added a blue teardrop rhinestone and transferred my beetle temporary tattoo from my Wonderbeats Kickstarter reward.
Look at my other box pieces:
Physalis, ink, gouache and acrylic paint on linen, 9cm x 14.5cm.
Another artwork based on one of the poems in Loqui by Greg Webster that I bought a few months ago.
I’m waiting for the leaves to let go
to step away from the window
watch the chrysalis cage satter
stained glass foe the wind sighs
and like physalis reveal
This is one of my favourites in the book.
The author on Tumblr
Purchase Loqui here
I’d definitely recommend a purchase.
Other artwork in this series so far: