We had a really cool and splishy-splashy wet day here -
it poured non stop, and it was so good to feel some cooler
air and listen to the sound of the wind in the trees and the
rain-drops on the leaves. I am sure the plants will also
be grateful for their water, too!
For Elizabeth's summertime love theme at Art Journal Journey
I have a digital creation, using elements from me and
Mischief Circus. The words are part of a great song from
Joe Cocker. I made the figures partly transparent to show
them melting in the summer sun in the city,
and the girls look like they need a cool drink. I am
Last week I had fun making some embellishments from plaster
of Paris, and it was even more fun playing with them
I recycled a triangular canvas, which I smeared with
grainy structure paste, pressing 2 roses into it before letting it dry.
Then it got 2 coats of gesso before I could distress it.
I gave it 2 coats of Royal Flash metallic paint in black, and sprinkled
iron powder over it while still wet. When it was dry I used various
rust patinas from Pentart and Ranger to add colour. Some parts were
glazed to make a contrast to the rough textures, and here I used
some metallic waxes from Pentart to give colour.
I am linking my rusty roses to Simon Monday Challenge, distress;
And I have more photos from my visit to the botanical garden:
I haven't seen snapdragons for years, so was glad to find this
childhood favourite again:
There were also plenty of bees and other insects buzzing happily around:
And an insect hotel:
These wild artichokes were huge, and looked a bit like
More photos to follow!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!