Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Lacuna ( thanks Felicity!)

Its that funny time between Christmas and New Year.  Felicity over at seahorse textiles has introduced me to a fantastic new word - lacuna.  I had to look it up.  It means an empty space or a missing part. 

Well, so to fill an empty space (and trust me mine isn't really empty - the to do list is growing inexorably and not all in a crafts related way) what better way than a bit of You Tubing. 

And I found this, which shows some nifty background techniques. ( I love the faux crackle effect).


Now I should just say that this girl is all a messy painty sticky kind of girl, and to be quite honest it is not all to my taste.  But you've got to admire her va va voom. 

I also have no idea what my trusty machine would do if I asked it to stitch through layers of pva, paper and gesso! 

She is also hugely inventive.  Here's another video she did, this time about using a craft mat as a faux gelli plate! 


Well, I guess as the year draws to a close and resolutions are made I should just finish this last post of 2013 and say thank you to anyone reading this.  It's been a blast and no doubt there will be more to come in 2014! So happy new year. 

7 comments:

  1. it's an excellent word, isn't it? I don't think you can create without making space - and quiet too, if you can.

    Happy New Year! xx

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    1. I agree - space and quiet are both needed. And feeling resolved to find a bit this afternoon. It feels quite a restful day here.

      Happy new year to you too and loving your blog as always. Bring on 2014 and all that it will inspire. xxx

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  2. I've only watched one - the faux crackle - and it's great, will be very interesting to look at the others soon! thanks H for sharing
    Happy New Creative year!! xx

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    1. If you try the faux crackle, let me know how you get on.

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  3. I've really enjoyed watching jennibellie......I am a messy sort so it suits me well X

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    1. She's a cool bird! She also seems to be completely prolific and to have so much energy. I cannot say that I like her stuff that much, but I do love some of her techniques. Have you found the various button tutorials. They are completely inspirational.

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  4. This blogging thing is, as you say, a blast - so much useful info, ideas, and support. Thanks for yours ... and a Happy New Year with plenty of creative space and calm.

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