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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

WOYWW #422 (I think)

Well here we are again, and I have to say, this time next week, I'll be in holiday mode, as we go away next Thursday. But, my desk this week,for our weekly meeting at Auntie Julias, The Stamping Ground.
It has a few things on it, to be honest. First off is this fab Dragon, kindly sent to me by Sue Dyer (Graceful Greyhounds) , when I admired a dragon on her desk a week or two ago.
He's smashing, thank you Sue.

Then I started work on a couple of canvases. I keep saying I'm going to, and I have two ideas in mind, but I'm only right at the start of the process.

The first one so far has had a mix of yellow & orange Acrylic paint spread on with baby wipes.

That's as far as I am with that one at the moment, as I'm more concerned with getting the second one done, as I'm planning on adding it to Eldest Sons Birthday pressies, and that's the end of July.
And I'm already on to Plan B, as Plan A didn't work as well as I hoped.

The canvas has been coloured using the ink & shaving foam technique. Wasn't sure how well it would work, but it works fine.
 Plan A was lighter, and then I added some images stamped on tissue. Unfortunately, the tissue around the image picked up the dye ink, and it had a sort of dark halo around the images, so I wet it and got them back off. Then re- coloured the canvas a bit.

 Used an assortment of blue Distress Inks, and as I had plenty of usable foam left over, also covered 3 sheets of card.

Still had foam left, so I tried something else. Patting it through a stencil.

I did try spreading it, and dragging some off, but you end up with it going under the stencil, so I took to just scooping up a little on a palette knife, then patting it on, and leaving it to air dry with the foam still on, after I'd removed the stencil. This does seem to take a few days, especially if you leave the foam too thick.

Like I say, they don't turn out perfect, but I reckon I will be able to stamp an image over the mistakes.

Used all the blue, then made a small batch of green.That ones still not dried out completely yet, so remains to be seen how successful it was.

For the non knitters, just substitute any craft item of your choice, lol.

Had my MRI on Tuesday, and I now have an appointment to see an Oncologist at the QE on the 1st of August. They did actually offer me one for next Tuesday, the 11th, but I asked them to swap it. Partly because I don't want to run the risk of getting there, and they haven't had the report from the MRI- it would only be 4 working days after the MRI, and partly because I really don't want to be doing it two days before we go on holiday!


Helen said...

Glad you've finally had the MRI and hopefully when you see the Oncologist they will be able to give you good news. At least they should have had the report by your appointment!
Your stencilled shaving foam looks fab, I must admit it's a technique that has never particularly grabbed me, but you got some great effects.
Have a fantastic holiday xx

Lynn Holland said...

I hope the results at the hospital are as good as the results of your crafting they are really effective. Well done
Lynn 12 x
Ps I can so relate to your poster. I call it my butterfly mind - flitting from one thing to another and never landing on anything long enough to either start or finish things

Neet said...

Oh Em Gee! I love that green one!!! That has turned out a beaut!
1st August won't be far off and will go really quickly with you going away. Do have a lovely time, as I am sure you will, and have a cocktail or two for me.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I love the blue canvas as well - thanks for the idea - would never have thought of it on canvas.

Annie said...

I love to see your crafting in progress. Love how it's going. Glad you've had your scan and here's to good news coming on 1st. Enjoy your holiday first.
Annie x #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The painty experiments are fab, they turned out really well. I like the blue crazy paving one very much! Good to hear youve got an appt on 1st August (good date that, lol!) so I'm sure the vibes are positive. Enjoy your hols :-D
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. Great news re your appointments and hope all will be good. a holiday sounds wonderful!!! Love what you have done with the shaving foam technique. I have only used on card to date- may have to give it a go. Take care - oh your ATC has been posted. I really cannot understand how I didn't send it when I sent all the rest :-( Anne x # 13 (at the moment :-) )

Claire said...

I was born in the year of the dragon, so always had a soft spot for them... :D
Hoping results and appointments go well {gentle hugs}
Happy WOYWW!
Claire no.9

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely backgrounds, Shaz! I've heard of the shaving foam technique, but never tried it. You've achieved some great results! I think it's good that you re-scheduled your appointment. I wouldn't want to do it two days before my holiday either! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #20

Julia Dunnit said...

Totally with you about the MRI appointment...the thought of turning up to find they only have half the results is so maddening that there aren't words! Love the canvas idea, I'm impressed that you used up the shaving foam and then were moved to start another colour. They look fab.

Julia Dunnit said...

Forgot to say..that knitting thing could apply to WOYWW.. I log on and suddenly its three hours later!

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I got as far as buying a cheap can of shaving foam to try that technique, but not got any further! I love all of your attempts to use it up. Enjoy your holiday. Ali x #25

sandra de said...

Your art creations are amazing. I particularly like the green one ... great stencil. All the best with the medical appointments.
sandra de @24

Monica said...

The experiments with foam are very successful. Now lots of backgrounds all ready. I have decided on minimum cleanup. Only to put away what i am not using or gets in the way. I have decided i am an innate slob so best not to go against nature.
have a great week and good luck with the tests.
Monica #27

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, So glad you liked the Dragon.

I love the effects of the blue and green on the card. The blue looks like planets.

Hope you get a lovely holiday and then have a good appointment with the consultant.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #15

Bubbles said...

So glad to hear the appointments are getting done - I would have pushed back one before a holiday too - enjoy the time away :)
The shaving foam technique worked brilliantly! I love the one that looks like bubbles - but that's not really surprising is it? lol
Have a wonderful Wednes-YAY!
Bubbles #7

Cara said...

Wow, looks like you've been having lots of messy fun there! I totally understand why you've planned your appointment when you have, if I don't get a chance to later, I hope you have a wonderful holiday x

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW #422 thanks for sharing xx Jan (31)

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Thanks for the visit. So glad you have finally had the MRI. Don't blame you in the least for not wanting an appointment next week - go have a WONDERFUL holiday with that gorgeous man of yours!!!
Some great experiments on your desk this week - well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Bernice said...

Lovely backgrounds. Hope you have a god holiday and the appt. goes well for you when you get back.
Bernice #22

May said...

I hope your results are good from the hospital... don't worry about a thing enjoy every second of your holiday.... I love the effect you created with the shaving foam and ink and the mask... Have a great week ahead... May#4

BJ said...

Super canvases, was only mentioning the shaving foam technique to my crafty friend today. Thanks for the visit BJ#19

donna garner said...

I love the way the paper smells glorious after the shaving foam technique, and I admire your experimental approach - yesterday I did my lino cuts printed into clay -I was as happy as a pig in muck - I don't know why I have never done it before, have a fabulous holiday - yoru results won't change whilst you take a well earned break, and it is remarkable that you have recovered so swiftly post op - good on you gal...and I am so very guilty of picking up my brush to clean it and accidentally then produce another painting....

Angela Radford said...

Oh my! how many times has that happened! It is fatal for me to go near my desk when I'm supposed to be cleaning it just shouts out at me and I have to pick up my crafting and before you know a full hour has gone! Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x16x

April Story said...

Love what you did with the shaving cream and stencils! Have a nice holiday and I really like the saying. :-)
April #8

craftyani said...

Love thefoam backgrounds I did some reddy/pink once and thought I would never get rid of it!! Still using some of the card. Like the saying too true. Enjoy your holiday and hope you come back refreshed, Anickoana #3

Stacy Sheldon said...

those backgrounds all look just super :) yay, I am glad to hear you have a date and can just enjoy your trip! ~Stacy #38

Lm Collis said...

Hi Shaz, glad you've had your MRI. I think you're right. They never seem to get the results that quickly. Your dragon's great and I particularly love the green canvas. Take care and have a good week, hugs, Lynne x #35

Lindart said...

Wow- I love the shaving cream through the stencils, that worked out FAB!!!! Have fun on your holiday, you need it! Thanks for sharing (sorry for being late!), Lindart #37

RosA said...

I've used the shaving foam technique a few times, but never thought to use it with stencils. That's brilliant! And nice results too!
Your "yarn warning" sign is exactly what's been happening here lately. Exactly!
Have a lovely holiday. You deserve it :)