Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WOYWW 397 - Several WIPs, that's what's on my workdesk!

Welcome to another week's desk sharing and hopping.  Head to Julia for the link up as usual - here  

Having got ahead of myself over New Year with a heap of January birthday cards, I had some time to play at the weekend... I find myself with 4 WIPS (work in progress) started...


 to the left.  my A5 sized journal mop up paint from the blue A4 journal page (right) - it's a combination of Frescos and then some Pebeo shimmery paint mixed with heavy gesso and spread with a palette knife...
the white canvas which is bleached out by the flash, has heavy white gesso stencilled (circles) and some Fresco blue stencilled circles and is probably going to be "Finnabair'd"  The flourish is the die I showed a week or so ago, cut from kraft card that was hanging around.


the blue journal to the right, is more circles stencilled in gesso under various blue Fresco paints, and has stamping in circles too.
  The canvas standing at the back is a fabulous Stencil Girl arched window over a background painted of various brown fresco paints. I've done something similar with this stencil before, on a smaller canvas, I just love the gothic look it has.

I tried to get a better photo, so changed the canvases about a bit, I think the texture on the white one shows up a little more in this version.

the window canvas has greenery at the front, using a Paperartsy stencil with matte gel mixed with some green fresco paint.  the bats are die cut (memory box)

So, 4 pieces on the go, none finished.. although the window one is nearly there, I think! Watch this space for more details maybe by next week.

I really had fun with all of these, it's been ages since I had a really good play, and it was fun to do so any different things at the same time.   Apart from the gothic window, I didn't know what I was going to do with any of them till I started.

I've managed to catch the cold that is going round the office, which is a pain, but at the moment it isn't too bad...so I'll scurry off to avoid sharing my germs with any of you...

36 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

They all interesting Helen look forward to seeing them finished xx

Robyn said...

love the sneak of your WIPs! thanks!
robyn 1

Neet said...

Gosh Helen, you have been busy and I like your pages but the canvas - well, it is simply gorgeous. Did you do the windows and all that from scratch, ie was it a blank canvas? Helen this looks so professional, I love it! Please tell how you did it.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx
(and get well) xxx

Lynn Holland said...

I've just looked at Neet's comments Helen and she has mirrored what I was thinking haha
Lynn x 5

craftyani said...

Good to have several WIP projects then you can choose whatever takes your fancy. Hope your cold gets better soon, keep warm. ANi

SumBunneh said...

Wow I am loving the circles... they look like happy bubbles.. can't wait to see what you create with it. Also love the window canvas... it's gorgeous!

Thank you for keeping your germs away lol.. I hope you feel better soon (or avoid catching it)
Erika #9

glitterandglue said...

Hi Helen. Do trust you start to feel better soon. But, oh my goodness - all those WsIP! I like the arched window canvas - you really had a tremendous play there. Well done on the start of the others as well - looking forward to the next stage.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Annie said...

Sorry to hear about your cold....get well soon. Lovely to see you've had time to play....love what you're doing.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

Angela Radford said...

For a slightly poorly person Helen you've done very well, so much going on. Hope the cold doesn't get any worse. It's funny what you said about maybe not using the crazy cats because I wasn't sure but the more I play with them the more ideas I get which is why I got the little ones too. Just made a card for a friend's mum whose cat sits on it's chair most of the day which encouraged me to get out some old stamps that I've not used for years so that has to be good. So I've combined an old chair stamp with one of the cats. Take care sweetie and happy woyww, Angela x 14

Kathyk said...

FAB desk and projects. Sorry to read you'e caught THE COLD. I hope it's not the same one I had as it started off mild but then got MEAN - had it close on three weeks too! TAKE CARE

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#15

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Helen, lots of nasty folds going around over there, trust you recover quickly and poor Julia doesn't have it badly either...
Lovely desky fun, four on go is amazing,, love that scroll Die cut and stencilled work too, much fun!
Happy WOYWW
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x #6

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I love that Stencil Girl stencil, wonderfully gothic. I have to put that on my wish list. I shall be going looking for it in a while. Great to have so many things on the go, well done you. Hope your cold doesn't linger. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

Sharon Koole said...

Wow you have been busy. I really like the look of the blue page as well as the window page. They look like they are going to be interesting.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #38

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW TFS. Happy New Year xx Jan

Lindart said...

I love the Gothic window, and the texture on your white canvas! Feel better soon, keep warm, take it easy! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39

Tertia said...

Love all your pieces, I am really struggling with this whole art journal thing. The more I try, the worse it seems to look. :)
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #8

Twiglet said...

You do such lovely work on your journal pages - such fab little creations! x Jo

lilian said...

WOW you have been busy,

Happy WOYWDW

Lilian B #42

donna garner said...

very productive, as you can see from my desk all I have done is paint a black gesso background!!!! Oh no wait a minute I have also done a piece of Mail Art for our Collabor-art Sarah Harris lady must go to post office tomorrow, looking forward to joining you in class this year too H.... Donna xxx #45

Dorlene Durham said...

It looks like your WIP are starting off great. Can't wait to see the finished projects. Dorlene #44

Anne said...

Wow Helen you have been busy! My favourites are the blue one and window one - but all great. Hope your cold doesn't develop. Thank you for popping by my blog. Take care.Anne x #18

Stacy Sheldon said...

the depth of color on these pieces is really cool to see :) ~Stacy #40

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Lots of lovelies here. I really must have a go at using gesso/texture paste with stencils one of these days. Boo to the cold. Hope you kick it into touch soon.

Fiona #46

Sarah Dunkley said...

Lots on then H! Love that window canvas! I finally did a WOYWW post! Loved reading yours over the years. I'm hoping to join in when I can. Sez X

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous WIPs, Helen - love the subtle colours. Thank you for your nice comment and I'm glad you like my embroideries. As for the tooth, I'm hoping it settles down before our dental appointment as I really don't relish it being taken out... Ahhh the cost of wisdom lol!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #30

sandra de said...

Wow all those projects look great ...love the effect of texture paste and stencils.
sandra de @22

Vicky Fisher said...

Great looking projects there Helen, thx for your visit Vicky

Melissa said...

Looks like some fabulous creating happening on your workdesk this week!

Hope you are feeling better quickly!!

WOYWW#41

Sue said...

Hi Helen, You are busy with your projects.

Hope you feel much better soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #17

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. All of your projects are fantastic, but I love the window canvas the most. Very impressive - and I think a lot of us would love to see a video showing how you made it. Ali x #29

BJ said...

Oh it's good to have a play isn't it? I made a tag for my craft club SWAP this month. Bit miffed TH isn't doing tags this year as I was going to jump back in there! Typical. Sitting at my new PC at my desk with SAD light on. I WILL sleep tonight!!! Probably not LOL Oh well. Hope you are OK in this snow. Thanks for the visit BJ#13

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
Well I Absolutely Have to Have that Stencil!

Kyla said...

ooh these are looking good-really like the window/doorway one.

Kyla

Michelle Reed said...

Wow, those canvases are lovely, especially the one with the window.
Hope you are over your cold :-)
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Michelle #27

Marit said...

Looks like you had fun indeed - gorgeous projects! I love the circled art journal page! Thanks for the extra photo, it does show the texture on the white canvas better... it looks great! It's almost another Wednesday and I am awfully late with my visit... thanks for yours last week! Love from icy Holland!

butterfly said...

I'm catching up backwards, but it's great to see these in their early stages too.
Alison x