Friday, April 02, 2010

Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch Exhibition

I was absolutely shattered on the Monday but I did have a truly wonderful time demonstrating on the ArtVanGo stand at the N.E.C. last weekend.

Would like to say a huge thank you to all the lovely people, many of them bloggers, who stopped by to say hello and to have a look at what I do. It was very much appreciated and just goes to show how friendly the blogging community can be.

Also saw a couple of old friends: Sharne who was busy shopping for the girls that couldn’t make it and Anna – although this is the first time I have actually met Anna I feel like I have known her forever. :)

I took this latest encrusted vessel along with me but thought I would show it here as it stood up on a high shelf on the stand and the lighting made it look almost black.

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The 5 ‘leaf’ (?) shapes have thick wire on the inside so that they can be bent in to shape. This is the first in what I hope will be a series loosely based on ideas from the  books I showed last time – the seed pods especially. Lots of close-ups here to show the different shades from just the two Golden paint colours – Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold and Paynes Grey.

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This is also another one I finished recently using the same technique. This time I used black gesso and then dry brushed Iridescent Bronze acrylic paint over the surface (although it seems to have taken on a pink tinge in the photos).

It looks like old beaten metal  and I promised someone I met at the N.E.C. that I would show it as she might be using this technique for an ongoing project.

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P.S. A great big thank you goes to Celia – this ‘Live Writer’ is brilliant, far easier than typing and uploading straight to Blogger.

9 comments:

Lins Artyblobs said...

Love t6he colours & textures on the encrusted vessel!

Doreen G said...

Great vessels Lynda --glad you had a great time last weekend and there should be more of these to follow in the future I would think.

Ruth said...

Wonderful vessels!

Heather said...

These encrusted vessels are fabulous - I just want to reach out and touch their textures. The colours you have achieved in the first one are just wonderful and I love it's 'wings'. Hope you've managed to recharge your batteries but glad you enjoyed your weekend.

Connie Rose said...

Wow, Lynda. Those vessels are fantastic!

lindacreates said...

These vessels are amazing. I wish I could see them in person, I am sure they are even more beautiful in person.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Hi
Well done - there's no stopping you now.
Cheers
SAS

Susan D said...

Glad everything went ok. I love your vessels. Wish AVG would come to the show at Liverpool all we seem to get is lots of cardmaking, beads and stamps. Thanks for the tip on Windows Live, just had a go, so much easier.

Jacquelines blog said...

Gorgeous Lynda!!!!!