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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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Yay sommat to get my teeth into !!...

Not done much in the way of arty-tatty stuff for a while, and I think young Mags may have guessed I needed a bit of a kick up the crafty bottom cos first of all she decided we needed a trip to HobbyCraft to spend the £50 voucher I won in the HugBinders Raffle - I wanted to buy something that I wouldn't normally buy instead of just bits/pieces or supplies - had no idea what - UNTIL I spied a section devoted to Air Brushes - now of course I needed one of those, why didn't I think of that before??? 
Had a very quick play with it today - wow what great fun!! 

inspired by a canvas made by Sherry that I saw last night whilst having a quick blog hop I thought I would save these test pieces to use as a background on sommat - and what better to use them on than this rickety old frame that Mags presented me with yesterday - it seems if I am to be allowed in her 'in the planning stage' workshop, then I have got to make something to adorn the walls!

So here is the frame - and there are some pages - but I bet you don't recognise either once I have finished!

This new toy is going to have loads of uses!!

And look at what Mags made me as a memento of the day ..
cool eh?? 


  1. Wow, what a lovely soft look you get from the airbrush. What do you use with it for the ink?

    Can't wait to see what happens to that lovely old frame!

    Charli x

  2. Hi Charli - I have used Adirondack Colour wash inks and watered down acrylic paint - prefer the inks to the paint though - was worried the paints would block the nozzle if i'm not careful, cos can buy special cleaner but its pretty expensive and as I have just started I held of on buying that

  3. So you went back for the gas canister then!!!! lol Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  4. I'm totally gobsmacked Nicks that I could inspire you! You've no idea how good that makes me feel :) Your backgrounds are beautiful - you obviously made the right decision on your purchase. Look forward to seeing the finished item.

  5. Oh my goodness that looks fun !

    well done Mags its stunning

  6. Awesomew Nicks - that's what I love about you, ALWAYS game for something new!! Oh and I forgot - I'm now at a different blogspot: You might need to update your side panel sweets! I miss your sunny comments!!

  7. This air brush thingy certainly produces terrific results Nicks. My goodness you will complete your calendar pages in minutes. So many possibilities and am sure you will put it to great use with splendid results. Enjoy your weekend, Annette x

  8. Oh wow!

    Love the effect you've created.

    Look forward to seeing my rickety old frame come to life!



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