Friday, 13 January 2017

Painting the easy way.

Hello. That's another one finished, I think. I say I think because I'm not so sure that the frame is right, but it will stay like this for the time being. I found a frame yesterday at a charity shop for £1, which was the exact size I needed. It's a metallic gold and there isn't a mark on it. 
The paint is household emulsion from the sample pots, the black outlining done with a fine liner felt tip pen. I found a small Body Shop lip brush in my ancient makeup box, it was perfect for this job. Doubt I shall ever be using lippy again.






And this is the piece of fabric before I started. It's quite thick, like a heavy curtain fabric. Some of the colours only needed one coat, some two coats. 
I did think that a black frame would look good to give the colours extra vibrancy, so I stuck some tape around the edge. Not so sure now. I am now thinking paint the gold frame silver, that might give it a more modern style.


The picture size is 10 inches by 12 inches. I love it. Think I'm going to keep it.

The bad weather is here, snow this morning though it was gone within an hour of falling. It's still windy and cold. I might do the yellow sticker dash tonight, if I can be bothered. Need to fill the car with petrol as well.

Thanks for popping in, the weekend is here, enjoy, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

13 comments:

  1. It's lovely,Ilona! Reminds me a great deal of the Peter Max artworks of the sixties and seventies... Bravo!

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  2. pretty Ilona. have you thought of Free machine quilting it as well? Its just I love FMQ

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    1. Hi. I am not very good at free machining. The paint has hardened, putting it through a machine would crack it. It's behind glass so quilting would be flattened.

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  3. Another brilliant idea, would never have thought it would look so good. On my to try list, thankyou for sharing - Tam

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  4. Love it, Ilona. And I do think that black for the frame makes the colours 'pop'.

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  5. They are rather good aren't they?.....in fact they're much better than some commercially available bollix I saw recently. I mean really, much better.

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  6. It reminds me of The Beatles. I love it.

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    1. OMG yuu are right. Very yellow submarine. lol.

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  7. Now that is clever! I'm not good at art so that really appeals! It looks amazing Ilona
    Jane

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    1. Thank you Jane. Find a piece of fabric with a few markings on it and use them as a starter. You can modify as you go, paint over small areas to make them bigger, paint out the bits you don't want to keep, add other doodles. Maybe find a frame first and cut the fabric a bit bigger, paint to the edges to seal them. Heavier fabric is best, not cotton. If the paint sits on the top and does not spread evenly, thin with a drop of water. Not too wet though or it will make the fabric soggy and you will need a second coat. Have a go.

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  8. i like what you did with fabric. Good idea. I have so many photos to print out. That's the lesser of the prices. I get them matted and framed costs nearly $40! Sigh but I'm building my gallery in the living room...my dream! When I'm gone, then family and friends can pick through them and have them for memories!

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  9. This is lovely very eye-catching x

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