Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Painting, finished cushion

Hello, I know it's been a while since my last post~Life has been very busy lately.

Do you remember I showed you some sneak peaks from this cushion, yeah it's finished.

I used Pastel pencils to colour in the elements of design, then brushed Jo Sonja's Textile Medium over the coloured areas.  When dry and set with iron, I stitched around the designs with coloured cottons for added oomph.
 The designs are from 'A Gardener's Journal by Annie Downs'

While my Mum was visiting recently she wanted to learn to paint.  Mum has recently retired and feeling a bit lost at home.  As a lover of gardening and nature here are two pieces she completed while she stayed with me.
Can you tell my Mum loves Green?

The tree was blocked in using Burnt Umber then Jo Sonja's Decor Crackle medium.  Let dry and a heavy coat of Smoked Pearl over the top.  A touch of floating and dry brushing to finish of the trunk and branches.

Oh, My Mum was very proud to take home these two completed pieces. 
I think these are great results for a beginner and I'm very proud of my Mum.
Hugs, Anna