Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Monday, 14 September 2009

Well It Started Off 'Nice'

The very talented Trudy (see some of her stuff here) challenged us to a Beer Mat Book Swap. No Problem, Lots of fun. I have a load of new/unused beermats that I picked up a while ago at a car-boot, so decided to gesso them with some Black Gesso that I bought a while ago cos I it seemed good idea at the time, but  I have never used cos I am not sure what to do with it and I am not a 'black' person.

It covers beautifully... black, and I mean real black, proper black--- BLACK, think that's why I am not usually keen on Black/White, cos often Black is grey and white is white with a hint of grey.

Back to the plot, this was black, so I had in mind a finished result which was proper Black with another solid colour.. white? pink? blue? green? and it would be nice to do something pretty with Black...

Well obviously all did not go to plan!
But in my defence, it does tell the story of a flower...
Think maybe I should stop even trying to do 'pretty'


  1. I like your attempts at pretty! Loving the book. Dee x

  2. Oh but it IS pretty Nicks - it has pinks and purples in - lol! Beautifully done and the handwriting and story are lovely.

  3. oh i LOVE this soooo fab, would you mind if i asked where you got those fab skelleton stamps from, are they day of the dead ones ???

  4. Ooo err Nicks..... did I see some PINK in there with the black????????? If I look closely will I see a CHANDELIER or gem encrusted cleaning implement????LOL
    (we were going to have a piccie taken for you in the unmentionable room holding a tub of devils dandruff..... but even WE drew the line somewhere!!!!) LOL
    Great book Nicks. Love the skellie hand.

  5. LOL LOL word verification was poopie........ nuff said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. what are you trying to say Viv LOL

  7. I think this is sooooooo pretty. Right up my street. Love it to pieces and the little story too. I would also love to know where you got the skelli stamps from please :)

  8. Oh wow! I LOVE this. I can't believe you tried to do pretty though.

  9. Excellent - I totally fail with spooky type things - this is brill!



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