Adventure into watercolour paints



I know, I can’t stop myself – I am onto another medium.
It’s not new to me but I haven’t used proper watercolour paints in a very long time….

I bought myself 5 basic colours of Windsor and Newton Cotman. These are the Primary colours and the tinting (white) and the shading (black) colours.

I immediately set up my colour palette the way I like it…. Laying down Black and white opposite each other then the 3 primary colours spaced apart then mixed the basic secondary colours up the shades i like the most…. And a brown. ;)

Then I got to work and started experimenting with stamps, gold embossed stamps, pen and watercolour then watercolour on its own… Paper I used was Reeves A5 300gsm watercolour pad. I used the smooth side of the paper not the textured side.




Well thanks for dropping by see you in the next post. ;)

Broken Doll -portrait


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Hi another emotional piece called “panic attack”
Maybe those that get them, will get this piece….



Done with copics, gelato, acrylic paint.

This is an original piece and not copied from a picture from an Internet search.

Happy crafting.

Getting ready for Christmas: 2nd Dr.Suess Christmas village house


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Hi this is the second polymer-clay christmas house.. This time it’s the “trees and Wreaths” shop…




I can slip a battery operated tea light in the bottom to make the yellow translucent windows glow. ;)

See you in the next post
Happy crafting

Vampire portrait – copic markers


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Hi all
Drew a female vampire and called the piece “anger Management”
Do u feel like your eyes change colour when u get really angry?



I drew this with copic multi liner , coloured background with FaberCastell Gelatos red/black mix – then stamped with slate grey stampin up ink pad with Montarga crackle stamp. (A local rubber stamp company), I coloured the main portait in copic markers.

This is not a portrait copied from an Internet Google image search…. I have drawn this from my head… Scary what I find in there sometimes…

Thanks for daring to dropping by….

Getting ready for Christmas: polymer-clay christmas village?

This year I thought about creating a more permanent Christmas village…. Out of polymer-clay.

I have loved the Grinch movie and love colour so the natural thing for me to do is do a grinch Christmas village…. Yes I am copying ceramic pictures of them I’ve found on the Internet…
(As of yet I have not seen them in NZ)




This is the first house… The Toy Shop
Aprox. 15cm long, 10cm heigh, 11cm wide.
Using Du-kit polymerclay, Fimo Deko gel, flathead pins, utee and silver glitter.

I can slip in the bottom of it a battery operated tea light – the windows have been mixed with translucent clay and a tad of yellow so that they will look like they glow.

I am off to make the next one… The trees and wreath shop 😉

Live Art Lesson recap – landscape/perspective


Hi all
About a month ago I did another free art lesson at my church on perspective in landscaping.


I touched on the “clock” technique




Decide where the disappearing point is on your landscape….
Then radiate lines out from it in the main points of the clock 12-1
9-3 line is your horizon.
Try to avoid putting the disappearing point in the middle – be adventurous as this leads to more visual interest.

Draw in your items using the radiating lines as your guide…. As the items in your picture near the disappearing point make that smaller….


All the best and most of all have fun.
My art lessons are FREE at Northcity Church in the cafe (sawyers arm road, Christchurch, New Zealand) from 10-12noon, first Friday of every month during school term, all products and materials included… School leavers and up only (sorry not equipped for children)


New look greeting cards – with polymerclay


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Hi all
Captain America has taken a rest and will be back soon – ive gone off on another tangent – mixing polymerclay with card making….

Here are my results:





I’m just loving using the Du-Kit polymerclay canes I’ve been making into greeting card embellishments.

Have a crafty day!

Captian America coming on well…


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Well here is an update on the lastest drawing….
1hr and 45min took me to this:


Then i started inking with a number 0.5 copic multiliner pen:
This part took me around an hour as this part is permanent and i need to put in more detailing:


Right off i go i need to cook my family dinner. ;)
Happy crafting


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