Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Polyfilla.

I was filling a few holes in the craftroom wall with Polyfilla and decided to use some on a canvas.  I used a Stewart Gill butterfly stencil which I've had for many years and the edge of a stencil along the bottom of the canvas.  The canvas measures 5"x7".  The paints are watered down Daler Rowney, with mica powders over the top. The parts of a page is a butterfly description from a dictionary.





This other canvas measures just under 8" square and is a box canvas.  I used gel medium on this one, not Polyfilla ;-)  The inspiration for this was taken from Creative JumpStart run by Nathalie.  It's not complete but I thought I'd show what I'd done so far.  I'm thinking of printing off a bird tuse; do I need a dark; possibly black; image or light?  What do you think?


Also getting a 'jumpstart' from Nathalie's blog I did an image transfer.  I didn't have the transfer medium shown in the video so used gel medium.  My intention is to use the image on something such as a purse, phone case or such.   The dragonfly measures 3.5" x 2" Quite often I'll try out a technique, for paper or fabric, or just have a play if it's something I've done before but not actually make something out of the end result.  I want to try to make more things in future when I've had a little play.  I decided not to trim the dragonfly before transferring it to the fabric, but if I'd wanted a neater finish I would have done.

If you sign up to the Creative JumpStart 2013 you get regular 'JumpStarts' from such people as Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Claudine Hellmuth, Dina Wakly, Nathalie herself and many more.

10 comments:

JoZart said...

Hi Anne, the polyfilla worked exceptionally well so who need the expensive arty stuff. Great idea.
I'm following CJS and loving it when they do the really creative messy stuff.
Hope you are keeping warm and well...
Love Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love that idea Ann! Gorgeous colours! I'm lagging a bit behind with CJS despite being at home! Love Chrisx

Crafty Chris x said...

The polyfilla was a brilliant idea it looks gorgeous, hope you are keeping well.
Chris x

Peachy Magoo said...

A true crafter! Genius idea love your creations :-)

JoZart said...

Hi Anne, Yes! I am seriously considering going to Mchester... it's the Aintree show moved!! I've got free tickets too but can't be sure I'll make it until nearer the tme. Can you ask me again nearer the time. We could say to meet up at 1pm at the entrance then even if we forget to contact we might meet up (but don't wait more than 15 mins say!)Hope I do as I'd love to see you again.
Jo x

Kathleen said...

Well that's a new idea, polyfilla, I would never have thought of that in a month of Sundays.
The effect is very good though and your other makes look very interesting.
Thanks for the Birthday card, had a nice day.

Kath x

patcrafts said...

Love your canvases, great colours and how inventive using Polyfilla I will have to find some holes to fill then I can use some lol.

Monica said...

were you covering the holes with the art work or polyfilla?

Lynne said...

Brilliant idea, Anne, and so much cheaper than the official stuff! I have to laugh about polyfilla, my husband is an addict. If he has to use any he walks round with a pot of it and a small trowell thingy, desperate to find another hole to fill in. It has become a family joke!

Chris H said...

Very creative and rather clever to use polyfilla.