Wednesday, September 8, 2010

rain rain go away.....

Well its raining again, not as heavy as the torretial downpour we had last weekend, 83mm in 24hrs..... Was just a tad too much!
Half the state is underwater and more rain is predicted with several towns under threat from the rivers breaking their banks. We have been ok here but check this video out , its at a sportsground nearby...



at least there wouldnt be any crocodiles....


I spent a rainy Saturday making tin foil backgrounds. I saw this bedside table that had been foiled and painted on a blog and thought that make a nice background.

so i stuck crumpled tin foil onto cardbord,in random pieces.


I left gaps on one just to see what would happen. Used a blue serviette to wipe up the gel medium and it left the color behind ...)


Metallic paints.....


metallic paints and alcohol inks...



two sides, one with black stazon rubbed over to hilight the foil....


this one i rubbed runny black paint over half of it so it ran in the cracks...

and a quick card made at 7.30 on Fathers Day morning for my hubby who has been enjoying reading all your lovely comments........

15 comments:

jenny said...

Oh Jen, such a beautiful card...love the effect of the tin foil with the paint and ink...

yes, think we have had enough rain for a little while at least...

Jenny x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh MY on all that rain, leave it to kids to have fun no matter what. Seeing the goal posts really put it in perspective...it's dry as a bone here in Virginia ... feast or famine I guess. Hope things get back to normal for you real soon!

Your foil backgrounds are WOW, thank for sharing the links and how to Jen!
Stay dry dear friend!
oxo

Jeanie Callaghan said...

How completely fabulous! I love the look of this! Fantastic techniqiue.

Kathy said...

ooh Jen.. love this tin foil and what you did.. great card too.. this is a must try... after all it does use paint right? lol
All that rain is awful.. so hope it stops soon for you.. loved the kids though.. always fun...
xo

Fabric Art said...

Jen what a fantastic background and card you have created with the tin foil WOW, all that rain is depressing, here it rains too and have done so for several days, autumn is on its way here in Denmark. Have a nice weekend.
Anni

Margaret said...

Lordy, look at all that water! you really do need wellies up to your waist!
I love your foil art, amazing the way it takes the colours! really interesting effect, the finished card is fab! Mx

Lesley said...

Now you know I love this background technique Jen. This is on my to do list. Of course the paints are out all over my table and I have lovely metallics so may give this a go but not yet.
Can't watch vids on dial up, takes forever but did see some things on tv. That is a whack of rain.
Hope Hubs had a wonderful Father's Day. That card is definitely a keeper.

artymess said...

yes lovely card good technique ...x

shirley said...

Great techniques Jen!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this...I would never have thought of this great techniche...it made a great card.....stay dry!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG Jen, lookie at all that rain!! Hope you are keeping dry!!
Has been raining here too! - but no where near as much as you have got!!
Great tin foil technique, love the card you made for hubby!

Jan x

Sherry said...

Fabulous card! Hope your weather improves soon x

Dot said...

Hope things have dried up for you Jen. The weather has been so wet hasn't it? I know we are all well and truly tired of the wind and rain down here in Melbourne. And we haven't had anywhere near as much as the country area's.
Your tin foil background is fantastic. You put colors together beautifully.
Hope the sun has been shining up your part of Vic today.
Dot xx

CarrieEllen ArtStudio said...

What a fun idea!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Beautiful work and thank you for showing us the process. Saw your great Japanese fabric and gift on Patty's blog!