Heather from Community Thrive contacted me to ask whether I would be interested in an art share tutorial on the theme of peace and layers. I made a video of me painting this little watercolour this morning but unfortunately I am having trouble loading it up to my pc..so thought I would share some photos instead while I try and work out how to load my video! Its Mothers Day this Sunday in the UK and I wanted to make my mum a lavender bag, bake her a cake and of course buy her flowers.
First, I painted some cotton with white paint..I use household paint tester pots but you can use gesso, white acrylic etc..its to form a barrier to stop the watercolour seeping into the fabric. I dont tend to use expensive watercolours and like to add lots of white pen and add detail with black fine markers.
Once I had finished the watercolour I added floral material to the back and some hessian (burlap) and sewed it on to some cotton. I then sewed up 3 sides, stuffed it with wadding and added some lavender. On the front I added buttons, flowers and ribbon…so lots of layers and a peace n cake!!
Finally, worked out how to upload a video so here it is
It was a beautiful Spring day today so instead of tea I had some lemon juice from my favourite “holy grail” chalice as my sons call it..which I picked up at a church fair.
Here are the other artists taking part in the art share..be sure to check out their art too tomorrow
Louise Kirby of River-Girl-Art http://river-girls-art.blogspot.com/2015/03/peace-blog-hop-community-thrive.html
Renee Stien of The Tin Goat http://thetingoat.blogspot.com/2015/03/community-thrive.html
Regina Berwein of Sisters Art Lab http://heartfeltdownunder.blogspot.com/2015/03/blog-hop.html
Gabriele Langfeldt-Feldmann of Art-A-Tag https://artatag.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/monikka-the-black-swan/