Monday, July 28, 2014

answering a question

A while back when I posted the first page in my new art journal Joan asked how I got the gold sunbursts.

This is the page I'm talking about

You can see one of the gold sunbursts she was asking about in the lower left corner. This is what I used to paint that page.


Plastic caps off of various bottles, a wooden spool and for the sunburst I used a nylon mesh bag rolled up. I had bought some wooden spoons and they came in that bag. I had read somewhere else about using different things around the house to paint with so I thought I would give the bag a try. I liked how it worked

17 comments:

Ginny said...

You are so inventive! This is a wonderful tip. I would never in a million years have thought of this, I do not have a creative mind.

Duni said...

That is so cool! I would never have thought the sunburst was made with that mesh bag :)

Tanya Walton said...

upcycling is just the best thing ever isn't it Ann..especially when it turns out so well!!!

Sandra said...

this is amazing to me that simple things from around the house can create art.. but it does have to be in the hand of an artist.. i am wondering what it would look like if i did it...

Grace said...

As always you use the most mundane items to create your art...I love your creativity.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You, dear Ann, are VERY creative!! What ingenious methods to get a certain look. Outstanding.

Sandee said...

See you think of these things. Me I never would. Just wouldn't occur to me whatsoever.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Duke. ♥♥♥

BeadedTail said...

Who woulda thunk it? Not me! You're so dang crafty!

Betsy Adams said...

Who would have THUNK it????? Only a crafty person would know how to do this ---that would NOT be me.....

I'm sure you are giving great information to others who can do this kind of stuff....

Creative Lady--you ARE.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

And you complain about not blogging????? Really???? In awe over your creativity!...:)JP

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing your technique...I have been saving lids and all kinds of stuff LOL to journal with...and your right...do what you love.

Sharkbytes said...

Thank you, thank you for answering! I never would have guessed that! I'm considering some fabric painting, and I like it.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Be forewarned, this is how Jackson Pollock got started, and we all know how his artistic career went.

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love your saying and I totally agree!

marie said...

Love the use of the mesh bag...Very clever! These kind of prints would be such fun to do with my grandkids!

Reeni Pisano said...

You're so creative! I have a hair bun maker thingamajig that looks like that mesh bag - it's called a donut.

Sharkbytes said...

Did I tell you before how much I like this? I may steal your idea!

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