Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Friday Art [Whale's Song]

Friday, May 3, 2013

☆ Friday Art [Whale's Song]

Thankfully this week wasn't as crazy as last week, so I was happily shut away in my studio yesterday for as long as the wee beastie would let me.

Now that she is four months old, I don't have quite as much time to myself while she sleeps, but luckily I have two really good chunks of time, while she sleeps, before I have to pick up her sisters from school.

Anyway, I have had this idea for a painting for a while, a painting of a girl sitting against a wall that had a mural on in. but I wasn't keen on painting a brick wall - the level of detail that would require, well, lets just say painting bricks is for me like counting the leaves on a tree, not fun at all.

So I was on pinterest (And who doesn't like a good pinterest session) and I was reminded of the modge podge transfer method. So I found my brick wall and glued it down, and the next day I rubbed it off.

And I loved the result - It isn't perfect, but some how I managed to achieve the rustic, falling down wall, and fading mural that I wanted.

I love when a something just goes as planned!

'Whale's Song'

Have you tried a creative technique that went just as it was supposed to? Have you had a disaster? I would love to hear your tale!

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Have a great weekend



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18 comments :

  1. What a great idea! The wall is wonderful (and so are your girl and the whales)! Love it!

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  2. Your transfer works so well ~ I am not very successful at that ~ Wonderful painting with your beautiful big eyed girl ^_^

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  3. Great idea for transferring the wall pattern! The whale mural looks great. Beautiful painting

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  4. Your art always makes me feel good. Bring happiness and a smile to my face.
    As for have disaster art days, if you are a true artist you will always have those days. Also as a true artist you put them away and begin again. That is part of the fun too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  5. Oh my goodness - I think this is my new favourite piece of yours. I don't know about this modge podge method but what a clever idea - the wall looks amazing! So love this!!

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  6. Love the whole concept of this fab mixed media piece of art.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I LOVE your brick wall background!! Of course I love the whole painting :) I'd never heard of that method you described. Happy PPF!

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  8. This is wonderful! HPPF!

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  9. The manga girl and this piece of work is absolutely fantastic!! =) I love her look in the eyes and the lovely wall behind!! =)

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  10. the modge podge effect did work a treat and i like the finished result very much... great piece of work...xx

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  11. What a wonderful work of art, I love how you always make the girls so funky and fashionable. Your brick was is a very happy accident!! Good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. So yeah, I think you have been perfect, no one would say that the wall we've done your hehehe, I like the result is fun and imaginative. Saludos

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  13. Your work is fantastic. I love all of your girls. I don't know how you did the wall but it looks great!

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  14. So beautiful again! I love how the whales are a bit transparant .... Have to look up that modge podge transfer method.

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  15. what a fun piece...great idea for the wall. repetition of bricks doesn't sound all that fun. Lovely sweet girl as always! happy PPF!

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  16. Your painting is wonderful! No tales of failure or success from me. It's been years since I was creative. However, I did recently buy some pastels on a whim. I've never really used them before, but they called to me. Something about the tactile experience. Can't wait to get started. Maybe I'll draw a whale.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  17. Great job!! Super cool technique for the wall - I wouldn't want to paint all those bricks either. . . The whales truly look faded with age - LOVE!

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  18. I love the sweet, peaceful expression on those whales!

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