Saturday, 5 May 2012

little doillies

Hi there,  are you all sick of the rain now?  Can't get a lot done up the allotment and it's so cold that the seeds I have planted are not growing.  So have spent quite a bit of time crafting - well it's better than ironing isn't it.  Trying to finish my eldest grandson's album off as he is 21 in a couple of weeks.  He did get the album for his 18th but there were a few pages left to do and of course only just got round to it.  This will be the last page in his book.
 I have finally found some doillies so might be using them lots as I have about 300 of them.  I saw a page in a mag using them for stencilling so this is my take on it.  I had quite a few photos all similar so thought it might be different to cut out the figures and get them all onto the page.  I am really pleased with the result.

 I have coloured the main doillies with distress ink, although I guess you could also spray them or paint them.  Of course I don't expect you to cut up photos if you don't want to so you will need probably two or three to arrange on the page.  I have a quote going all around the edge "It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice". A great little quote and I can't remember where I saw it now and it was only last week...........
 Thought you might also like a peek at an album I am doing for my nephew for his 50th.  It's very difficult to do things like albums for blokes as you can't really put a lot of flowers in it, so I have decided to use paints and spray inks and stencils.  It's coming together quite nicely at the moment.  The page on the left is lots of splodges of paint, it was very bright to I calmed it down with gesso all over and then added the doillies.

This one is a few sprays of ink and part of a Dylusion stencil around the edge done in red pen.  Well that's me done for today, need to get some lunch and back to the grindstone.  See you soon.

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