Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WOYWW #207- Hurrah!

 Its that time again, Wednesday, so it must be WOYWW time.  For the details hop over to the lovely Julia's . This is my desk as of last night.  finished the covers I started last week.  If you were one of my visitors last week, you will remember that it was orange....
Well I decided to make the cover look like copper patina  A La Andy Skinner's Time worn technique course, all achieved with different layer of paint and washes.  I  added some Treasure gold and sealed with glue n seal.
This is a 2nd cover I have done.  First painted with gesso, sprayed with Dylusions purple and green.  ten stenciled with distress inks, stamped with Katzelcraft stamps and Indigo Blu and stencil from Andy Skinner.
This is a charity shop bargain, 50p, bisque mask.  Didn't like the painting so sanded it off and....
Voila!  Nice new canvas to play with.  As to the Hurrah, finally over the virus, 3 days clear now and feel that the mojo is back.  Happy days.....have a good one.


  1. So glad you are feeling back on form Francesca. Love the mask - hasn't it cleaned off well?
    Love the patina look - what fabulous work! Enjoy the play!
    Hugs, Neet xx 2 (hopefully got to you before you get to me this week)

  2. Fabulous cover. Where are they from.? Have fun with the mask too.

  3. Hullo there Francesca,
    A great creative space today, just adore those two covers(trying not to admire the dylusions toooo much!).
    Have fun with you mask and glad you are feeling better!
    Thanks so much for for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #24

  4. Love that cover, cant wait to see what the mask turns into
    Bridget #11

  5. Your cover's looking great! Love what you did with that mask and can't wait to see how it'll turn out. So glad you're feeling better. ♥

    Thanks for the peek! Happy WOYWW. xx
    Roudi #34

  6. Wow! Love the variety of techniques on the projects you have shown here!

    Joel (aka, Barf Snoodlefart #53)

  7. Can't wait to see what you do to the mask. They had some plain ones in Wilkinsons near me a while ago but not for 50p!! Happy WOYWW, Helen 5

  8. wow loving what you have on your desk this week your colours are fantastic really striking. That mask is a great find I look forward to seeing what you do with that
    Sending hugs and hoping you have a great day
    Ria #74

  9. Fabulous stuff on your desk, loven all the andy stuff the purple one is gorgeous,oh and the lady in the fantastic hat is so kool. Thanks for the visit, I just got a chance for a wee visit before I'm off swimming, well, can't look around until then:O(.. Have a wonderful creative day..

  10. I love the cover, just my sort of thing! Have fun with the're right, it's a bargain! Happy WOYWW.

  11. Bargain find with the mask. Have a great week of crafting.

    Linda #127

  12. Glad you are back on your feet again
    Happy WOYWW

  13. I'm so glad to hear you are better! Stunning bookcovers and I'm excited about what you'll do with the mask. Liebe Gruesse, Suzanne

  14. WOW! Your work is gorgeous!! The Andy stencils are awesome!

  15. WOW awesome mask! I love what you did with the book cover. I have a lot of stuff that would benefit from a coat of paint and making it look like weathered and old metal would be awesome. Going to have to go look this up! BTW there is Ten Second Studios that actually sells a metal based paint that you brush with a patina liquid that 'rust' or weathers the object. I did a guest DT spot with them last April. Go check out my archives and see the projects. They were a lot of fun. I didn't get around last week much so promised myself I would visit everyone that visited me. Have a great week! Vickie #26

  16. great work on your desk, love the colours and the stamping on the second cover. Glad you are feeling better i've just come down with a throat infection
    janet #18

  17. Love your cover, it looks great with the patina finish. I'll be interested to see what you do with your bargain mask.
    So pleased to see that you've now recovered
    Karin xx

  18. I love what you did to those covers, they look amazing. I bet that mask will be fantastic when you finish. Glad you are feeling better now.
    Have a great week.
    Von #66

  19. Lovely work on your desk. I'm sure you'll have fun with that mask. :-) Brigita #113

  20. I like that patina on your cover. Glad you're feeling better. You asked about my Vintage Camper, no it wasn't a kit only a pattern. You can get the pattern from this site. It 2 sisters that have a ustream an a blog. Their blog is at this address and their ustream is on the blog. If you do one let me know and them.

  21. So glad you are feeling better and I love that mask, cannot wait to see what you do with it!! I've always loved masks, not a clue why but they seem to fascinate me! lol I hope you got a chance to vote for me: If you have, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and if you haven't, well, I sure would appreciate it ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  22. Great to read that your mojo is back :) Fabulous projects.

  23. Fabulous cogs! Can't wait to see what you do with the mask!! Thanks for stopping by my desk xx Sand #155

  24. wow! I just love your artwork - so interesting and vibrant!
    sorry it's taken so long to reply - the days have just evaporated!
    happy belated WOYWW x