By Annette Smyth Hello everyone. I wonder, is there such a thing as star dreaming? I hope you are having lots of adventures in this lovely weather we are currently experiencing. One of the things I love at this time of year is being able to sit out in the warm evenings under clear skies … Continue reading Star dreaming inspiration
Loving the Powertex Art Dolls by Annette Smyth Art doll There are times in your life when you get so excited about starting a new art project that everything else just gets put on the back boiler. That's exactly what happened when I got my hands on one of the new Powertex small art doll … Continue reading Powertex Small Art Doll
Tropical Powertex Art Doll - Mixed Media project by Anne I have never tried making an Art Doll before and I had so much fun making this Tropical Powertex Art Doll. I wanted to make her really bright and cheerful with a tropical feel – the fabulous zingy cocktail colours from The Secret Art Loft … Continue reading Tropical Powertex Art Doll
Wow can you believe it's the end of another year. What a year we had with the best, hottest, longest summer the UK has had in a good few years. If you have been following me on social media you will know that I've had quite an astral year and to end the theme I … Continue reading Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Powertex mixed media – Fiona Potter
Well here we are Autumn is almost over the dark nights are with us. I love crisp cold dark nights when I can see lots of stars twinkling in the sky after the stunning colours of the setting sun. Here in the UK there a only a handful of places where, if the conditions are … Continue reading Northern Lights
I bet I am one of the few people who have a dread of Halloween. It's not that it scares me or that I don't like the art of it all, it's just that for some reason every time I try to create … Continue reading Halloween Nightmare or how not to make a craft video!
Hi It's Kore here with my autumn blog. The Autumn Equinox is on the 23rd September in the Northern Hemisphere, when day and night are equal. I love to celebrate the seasons and autumn is beautiful even when there is a storm blowing hard outside! While some of us are sad to see the summer … Continue reading Seasonal Autumn Wreath
Hello everyone, Annette here...... I hoped you've all had a stunning Summer and are ready for an awesome Autumn. My challenge this month was to create a statue representing the star sign Virgo......mmm that certainly made the old brain cells fizz. SO......Virgo is represented by the virgin carrying wheat and she is an Earth sign. … Continue reading How to build an alternative statue ……..
I have been meaning to decorate my jewellery plier stands for ages and finally got them finished. I had a bit of a problem with these in that they started off as a plain varnished wood surface. I initially coated them with white Gesso with a view to painting them with acrylics. However, the Gesso … Continue reading Steampunk Jewellery Plier Stands (by Anne)
I have had a wire box frame in my stash for ages. Originally it had a woven straw covering that fell apart so I removed it with the intention of recovering it. It ended up as another ‘UFO’ (unfinished object) for years. I have finally dug it out and created this Powertex treated fabric box … Continue reading Floral Trinket Box created (by Anne)