Monday, 31 October 2011

A Piece of Jarrah

So this pretty little dressform piece was originally just a lump of wood, a piece of jarrah, an offcut from my friend, Amanda's new-ish decking.  She generously handed over a box of jarrah offcuts to me, thinking that they might come in handy one day... and about a year or so later, I pulled out a piece and played around with it over the weekend.

I'm not overly confident working with paint, but I want to be, so I used the slap it on and see what happens approach!  At the same time I painted the wood, I also slapped on the same colours on an old playing card - not thinking I'd use them together.  But in the end they worked so beautifully together and I'm not sure I would have known what to do with a painted piece of wood without the playing card.

Now I can't wait to have some more time to play some with more lumps of wood!

All these gorgeous stamped images are from Oxford Impressions Dress Forms and Corsetry rubber plate.


Jenny said...

Stunning Sue... I love the dress form and the softness of the colors... such a gorgeous piece...

Jenny x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Sue
I like your use of the paint as it has a very free motion to it.
You worked with possibly one of my favourite themes, dressmaking so this most definitely appeals to me.
Have a wonderful week.

Sandra Foster said...

Hi, I couldn't possibly comment on all of your work - it is all so lovely and inspiring. I truly enjoy your blog. Sandra