Friday, November 30, 2012

Envirotex Lite Over Photography

I have featured Nancy Donaldson's photography on this blog several times.
She take and edits the most beautiful imagery.
At a recent event, Nancy sold some of her photography in a smaller format.  She applied her images to a wood base and sealed her paper.
Then she applied one glaze top coat of Envirotex Lite.  The beauty of a top coat is the sheen it gives.  The black becomes blacker and the image is magnified.  The resin gives her work a very professional finish.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This weeks new vintage furniture and collectables at Vamp - 30 November 2012


Mid-Century bevelled mirror with Teak frame
39cm x 67cm




Very big West German vase
Diameter - +-32cm| Height – +-55cm






Kitchen table with green patterned Formica top and metal legs
107cm x 61cm| Height – 75cm


Single vintage wicker chair with black metal base
Height of back – 78cm | Height of seat – 42cm | Diameter of seat – 46cm




Round to oval Sapele extendable table by Duros
Extended: 152cm x 117cm| Height – 73cm
Not Extended: Diameter – 117cm| Height – 73cm




Mid-Century Kiaat Sideboard with felt lined cutlery drawer
Length – 188cm| Depth – 44cm| Height – 75cm


3-legged solid Mahogany bureau with light grey accents
Length – 100cm| Depth – 36.5cm| Height – 71cm




Round Sapele wood dining table
Diameter – 121cm| Height – 75.5cm



Solid Imbuia EE Meyer for Binnehuis bookshelf with adjustable shelves. This bookshelf was originally wall mounted and we have added a black wooden base
Length – 183cm| Depth – 25cm| Height – 106.5cm


Set of 5 vintage Deco style yacht mirrors
From left to right:
1.       60cm x 44cm 
2.       71cm x 60cm 
3.       61cm x 35cm 
4.       59cm x 50cm 
5.       43cm x 49cm 



Brown metal vintage desk lamp (rewired)
Diameter of Base – 22cm| Height – 60cm

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Kitchenalia and Collectables at Vamp - 29 November 2012

Vintage T&G Greene Cornishware rolling pin
Length – 45cm
R1050

Burgundy Guzzini ice bucket
17cm x 17cm | Height – 16cm
R285

Yellow ceramic jug
Bottom diameter – 12cm | Height – 19cm
R85

Boxwood Rabone carpenters rule made in England
R145

Set of 6 vintage glasses
Top diameter – 8cm | Height – 7.5cm
R85 for the set 

Yellow Luciaware vessel
Diameter incl handle – 15cm| Height incl handle – 12cm
R75

Yellow glass pyrex casserole dish
26cm x 17cm incl handle | Height with lid – 10.5cm
R185

Vintage ‘Edward Sharp’ tins, from left to right:

Horse:
14cm x 10cm | Height – 4cm
R45

Choir boys:
25.5cm x 17.5cm | Height – 5cm
R85

Kittens:
13.5cm x 13.5cm| Height – 3.5cm
R55

Small green Continental jug
Diameter +-8cm | Height – 10cm
R80 

Small green hen with lid 
Diameter - +-6.5cm | Height – 10.5cm 
R55 

Stainless steel and wood salt and pepper cellars 
Height – 7.5cm 
R65 for set 

Seventies Inspired Resin!

 I am starting to collect 70's imagery.  
Well, let's be clear.  I collect 60's, 50's, 40's and 30's too!
This box of greeting cards had the neatest collection of hairdos.
 These are samples I am making to showcase during my classes at the Craft and Hobby show in January.
 I like to have bright colorful samples.
 Plus, this is a great example of why glitter glue edging can be so effective.
 I like each of these pieces and may colour match them to necklaces too!
I used Envirotex Lite for these pieces.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New prints by Kim Longhurst at Vamp - 28 November 2012

Oh how I love a delivery of new prints from Kim Longhurst . And as it so happens, I received one a couple of days ago, some old favourites and some new ones too... Thanks misskim!


Sprung Bampo
Archival quality ink on 200gsm Wallpaper
297 x 420mm
R450 unframed


Sprung Kitten
Archival quality ink on 200gsm Wallpaper
297 x 420mm
R450 unframed


Sprung Lamb
Archival quality ink on 200gsm Wallpaper
297 x 420mm
R450 unframed



Foxy Lady
Archival quality in on 200gsm Innova
145 x 210mm
R380 unframed

Wolf Man 
Archival quality in on 200gsm Innova
145 x 210mm
R380 unframed



Pippi (an ode to Pippi Longstocking which Kim has been reading to her daughter Swan) 
Linocut
A5 size
R200 unframed


'Dear Dala' made from a handcarved linocut with additional line work in 4 Colourways - red, blue, teal and yellow
Limited edition on 200 gsm Ashrad, numbered, signed and dated
A5 size
R150 unframed


'Owly love' made from a handcarved linocut
Limited edition on 200 gsm Ashrad, numbered, signed and dated
A5 size
Colourways - red, blue, teal and yellow
R100 unframed






All of the above are from the Scandi Love series
Archival quality ink on 200gsm Innova
248.5mm x 205mm
R380 unframed


From the Nordic Love series
Archival quality ink on 200gsm Innova
248.5mm x 205mm
R380 unframed

Leftover Resin Ideas

 I have a little repair project on my table this week.  
I keep a number of molds on my desk so that if I ever have leftover resin from a project I just pour it into a mold.  In this case, I used two different pours to create the silver bird and the green background.
The colours I made by adding acrylic paint to my mixed resin.  One day I added the silver paint plus resin to the mold to form the bird.  A few weeks later I had some leftover resin which I added green acrylic paint to...that created the background.  I do see that the lower right side is lighter than the rest of the background.  No doubt I did not mix my paint enough.  No matter, I know I can still make something with this and I didn't waste any resin!