Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WOYWW/Chunky Circus

I just finished a couple of 4 X 4 chunky pages with a circus theme, so my desk has papers shoved to the side.  The paper in the foreground are actually paper placemats.  When they get full of paint and glue, I just toss it out and work on a clean one.
I couldn't resist doing a fortune teller with my name. lol  I have been experimenting with different finishes.  I used Modge Podge on this one, but unfortunately you can't see the raised area of the crystal ball in which I used diamond glaze.  It did give it another dimension though.  She is hand painted in acrylics with scrap papers on the side and crystals.
This is the back of the piece.  My substrate is made from drink coasters.
Because my "stage name" is needlewings, I was chosen to do the human pincushion! lol  The banner is actually an extra piece glued on for more dimension.  I tried some ultra thick Americana glaze on this one.  I really liked how it shined!  One word of warning though, let it dry completely!  I was anxious to get the back finished and when I turned it over to use a roller on the back for the glued pieces, the background color lifted so you can see the background coming though!  At first I was disappointed, but because of the shape of the shadowing, it actually looks like a part of the piece!

This is the back of the piece.  The photo was the inspiration for the front.  The ticket actually makes a nice tab to flip the pages.  

I am off now to work on the trapeze!  Well, not me personally, although I could use the exercise!



30 comments:

Neet said...

Fab artwork. Love the fortune teller especially.
Don't forget to call in if you haven't already and check out my blog candy - it closes late tonight and I should be drawing tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29

okienurse said...

Awesome cards! Love the fortune teller! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

May said...

Amazing art work, Fabulous! Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Annie said...

Love the coasters. Do make sure you have a good safety net before using that trapeze :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sarpreet said...

love that you can have your paints on your workspace, mine are in a box, here there and everywhere, need to get more organised. love your work and coasters, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing, #52

MvM-design said...

love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

WOW I love your squeamish man!!! What a hoot! Blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

sandee said...

I really like how you finished off both the front and back with such great detail! Enjoyed taking a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hazel said...

You've been busy - love the artwork (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Kim Dellow said...

Brilliant! Love them and love your workspace too! Kim

Ann said...

these are marvelous!!
just spectacular!!!
love,love.love!!!!!!

Brenda B said...

Oh that's great artwork, lots of fun. LOVE your blog name too, very good!

Hugs
Brenda 6

Peggy said...

Love the art work and I really liked the paint holder your use what a great idea!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! I absolutely love your circus pages! Just so creative and awesome and all around fun. What a fun project. Happy creating!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The fortune teller really caught my eye. I got a kick out of this whole post. Thanks for your visit. I appreciated it.

April said...

Wow these are great! Like the idea of the paper placemats for when you are working with paints, saves cleaning up mats :o) x

Lou said...

Your message had me in stitches reading about the calendar, Mice with Tanks When Toby first came to live with us (12 years ago now) my cats were very Intrigued and used to try and bat him with their paws (Toby can close both ends and is very safe) but they used to look at him as if to say what the hell! so i could imagine them thinking it was a mouse in a tank, with armour hehehe. So anyway I came to nose around your desk and firstly found the ATC site so Had to spend an hour looking through your creations and then I found this blog and Had to look through (when I find an interesting desk I can’t possible stick to reading just one post) I have been here an hour already and have you saved in my favourites bar, your cats Christmas pictures made me smile, I adore your quilts, my goodness you have talent, your Art and sewing too, how come you got extra talent, when it was handed out, lol just wonderful!!!! I have enjoyed finding your desk and will be back to look some more! Have a great day Lou x p.s brilliant coasters!

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a great desk - love the fortune teller too. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

Spyder said...

Love the art work, the man with the nails! agh! Thank you for my snoop and a lovely crafty week HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn)) #15

Ann B said...

Great work and so colourful but then a circus is just that. The human pin cushion made me cringe a bit though - felt everyone.
clever idea to use paper placemats - I use old magazines and tear off the page once it gets really messy.
Ann B
#55

Erika said...

I love your cards. Great art work. Thanks for sharing. Crafty hugs, Erika.

Katie said...

These are beautiful. The background that lifted on your human pin cushion actually works perfectly, I thought it was on purpose!

Sorry to be a day late, I spent all day yesterday on the phone dealing with a Valentine's Day gift that wasn't delivered!
Happy What's on Your Workdesk Thursday!
Katie #21

Danielle said...

Great art pieces! dani28

Mary Ann said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog:)

Anne-marie said...

Fab artwork you have been busy hope you ave a fab week
Anne-marie x

MaggieC said...

Wonderful fortune teller, very seaside fair style. Thank you for your visit this week and your very kind comments. xx Maggie #98.

fairy thoughts said...

what lovely fun pieces, wish I could go to the circus.
great idea to use coastesr, must look out for some in the charity shops
janet

Elizabeth said...

Your artwork is amazing, the coasters would definitely be a conversation starter on any coffee-table :) Love your red ATCs in the previous post too - gorgeous. Elizabeth x #114

Anne said...

Your work is amazing thans for sharing and visiting me. Anne x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

These are terrific! I would love to see them "in person." They're such a wonderful combination of whimsical and eerie!

Thanks for visiting Enchanted Revelries - hope to see you again!