Saturday 27 January 2018

At Random

At Random

Hallo Everyone!

I'm sure you have all guessed that
"At Random" indicates we have a
SALE!  Yay!  Who doesn't like a

More stamps have been added and
some alterables.  It's a good time 
to stock up on the basics too......

Nothing basic about our project 
for today.  Claire Jackson has
made a beautiful canvas for us:

"I started by spreading gesso on
 the canvas to create some 
background texture. 

I used a DecoArt stencil and PaperArtsy
 grunge paste to add the hills across 
the centre.

 Using a palette knife I scraped some
 DecoArt crackle paste on the edges and
 corners and used a heat tool 
so that it bubbled. 

Then the whole canvas was given
 a coat of gesso.

I painted in the background with
 PaperArtsy fresco finish chalk paint. 

I started off with a paint brush but 
used fingers, paper towel and cotton buds
 to get even more texture onto the canvas 
and gradually built up layers of colour. 

To finish I added a little bit of stamping
 in black archival ink.

I painted the Tando whimsical bird pieces,
 assembled them and stuck them to
 the canvas. 

The set makes 6 birds so I have plenty
 of parts left over.

It would make a great picture for 
a child’s bedroom. 

I think it should be entitled 
‘Look at Me!’ 

What do you think?"

Thank you for a lovely project
Claire.  I do agree that it would
be good for a child's bedroom

Think I might even hang it in
the kitchen and call it
'What!?  Another one?"

'Til tomorrow 

Mickie xx


  1. The title that springs to mind for me is " can I keep it ? " as it looks like the little bird is saying to his Mum " Look what I've found ---- can I keep it?" Have a great weekend X

  2. Hi Claire. So sweet. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

  3. I adore the scene and birds, absolutely gorgeous project Claire!!!
    Coco xx

  4. Adorable little birds and a very happy canvas Claire, I love your work.
    Julia x


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