Friday, 9 November 2012
Well needs must and when I get an idea I'm off. The furniture was going to be white!
Now I'm all for speed and if there's a shortcut to something I'll find it, so out comes the sugar soap and hot water. I washed the furniture with a strong solution of this and apart from sanding the table top a little that was my preparation.
I was off! The dresser was first. It took quite a lot of paint but it was worth it. When the painting was finished I picked out details with gilt patina crayons by Liberon and sanded off a few bits.
After a few days the darkness was gone and this is how it looks now in the late afternoon sun.
Posted by Fran Hillman at Friday, November 09, 2012
Friday, 22 June 2012
Let's go for wander...
into the kitchen garden
Back through the gate under another arch, a living arch of willow.
Posted by Fran Hillman at Friday, June 22, 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Well I have a new toy which is rather smart and very clever and I'm a lucky girl!
This was painted with my finger using ArtRage. I like the fact that is has the palette and tools on the page.
What a lovely day it's been here in Suffolk. It's a shame I've spent most of it unblocking my kitchen sink drains!
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
The Treasure Tree . This is our animated primary resources site. I wanted to get 'The Easter Story' finished, ready for teachers to use this term. Thankfully I did, though it was a challenge to do bearing in mind the crucifixion and all.
This seems ages ago now. It's a cushion I made for a friend for Christmas as she belongs to a wildlife group that focuses on the dormouse and its habitat. It was my first bit of proper free-motioning and can you believe I forgot to put it in a hoop and it all puckered up. It wasn't too bad after I'd washed it and stretched it and ironed it!
|Spring in a Teacup|
I'm planning another one using the willow pattern (public domain) which I printed out today on and old piece of damask treated with Digital Ground (Golden). There's just something about blue and white china and I think a lot of us ladies rather like it.
It's nice to be back. Happy Spring!