Wednesday 17 September 2014

Nautical 2 for Country View Crafts

I booked myself onto a workshop at Pickwell Farm recently with the fabulous Andy Skinner. I have attended his classes before and love the wonderful textural and aged projects he makes, I wasn’t disappointed as we got to create an amazing altered book cover. The whole design reminded me of a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea with a compass and watery blue colours so I decided I would add some further embellishments to re-create that feel and use it as my second DT contribution for the ‘Nautical’ challenge at Country View Crafts.
What do you think? Have I managed to fool your sense into thinking this looks like a porthole in the side of a sunken vessel with a haunting skull of a seaman laying half buried in the debris? What lies beyond the opening? What has been preserved in the salty waters and is there a bounty of treasure to be found?
With respect to Andy I can’t tell you the processes used to make this industrial style textured cover  but I though you might enjoy some close-ups.
The ship's compass lying rusted over the porthole ……
Crust shells lying motionless deep beneath the waves and beyond the shore …..
The porthole cover riveted to the broken hull of the vessel with a length of rusty chain hanging round the edge ……
We love to see all styles of art and craft at CVC and we hope you will join us with a ‘nautical’ project if you haven’t done already.
This is the spine of the cover and ……
the back, created in a completely different way as you can see.

At this point I would like to give a plug for a class I am teaching at Pickwell Farm on Saturday 18th October. We will be making two Christmas hangings using the Tim Holtz mini burlap panels. Why not come along if you are in the Southampton area and have a fun day.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I have made.

hugs Brenda xxx