Thursday, 3 August 2017

a land far, far away... lived flowers with eyes... by Lesley

Hey people. well......August is upon us, i hope you're enjoying good weather?
The summer holidays are in full swing for me.....crazy, busy and fun for me and the kids! I find myself creating about 11 at night........only time the house is quiet!
This week, i have altered a printers tray.

The usual start off for me is panting the entire thing with gesso. I then added layers of paint, crackle glaze, more paint and silver wax to the edges. At this point i was going with a sea theme.....hence the colours! But twin number 2 insisted i used these flowers.

I snipped off a few flowers and then used waxes to give them colour.
A layer of hessian was added to the base.....forgot how much i like hessian!

I twisted silver wire to act as stems for the flowers i snipped off, so i could have them popping out of the frame.

Little eyes were then glued to the centre of each flower.

To finish, i added one of the word elements, using wire to attach it.

Not quite the sea theme i was going for.......more certainly Lesley styley! :)

Thanks for reading.

Ingredients used

Word elements travel and explorer
Printers tray style 4
Primrose flower patch style 2


  1. I love how "twin number 2" got involved and set the tone of the theme by asking you to use flowers. Clever idea to add eyes to the centre of the flowers too. Hugs. Tracy x