Monday, 2 February 2009

Holidays AGAIN

The sport holidays have started now and I feel like I've ground to a complete halt, although saying that I'm not sure I've really got started this year. Anyway, I'm doing a bit more layering onto a canvas this time, see I just knew I could stick those bits of fabric down and gesso them, ha! I managed to sucessfully transfer last week's image from http://artcreationsfriday.blogspot.com/ onto a piece of fabric using gel medium. I've never had any luck with this technique before and it just goes to show what working with the correct materials can produce! As yet I haven't completed anything and Friday has been and gone but the intent was there
I went to the secondhand shop having waited a whole week for it to reopen after seeing a Lexicon dated 1890 that I should have bought the first time round. Basically it's a pile of papers but ahhh... what a pile!

Tucked away in the middle are these beauties, superb!


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6 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

This looks great ! I haven´t either had luck with transfer image with gel medium, I have tryd several times...
Such a beautiful findings in the secondhand shop, great!!

Hens Teeth said...

Oh my, oh my oh my oh my!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Beautiful start to your canvas!Can't wait to see it finished!

I am relieved for you that the lexicon was still there. I was afraid you were going to say it was gone. Because you know, the time to buy an antique is when you first see it. :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a fantastic find and meant for you since it was still there waiting :)

Love what you've done thus far on your canvas, your lady transferred beautifully!

Femmy said...

this is fantastic!! the lady transfer is just great!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

How cool, what a beautiful find. I love old books! I am first time visitor and have really enjoyed spending some time roaming around your blog. I will be back