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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS

Hellooooo, I put away my art journal for a while & had a play with some ~TANDO~ chippy!  Now I am going to be very self indulgent now but I am excited :-D  but I am so thrilled with the way these elephants turned out and its so exciting to be working on something that I designed...whooo!!!!  When I drew them I worked it so that the trunks & tails would come together so they looked like they do in real life.  Not that these look anything but real hahahaha


I gesso'd them before sticking the beads on, using my favourite method of threading the beads before dropping them into the glue.  Then I simply smothered them with glossy accents & dropped alcohol inks into it!  Easy peasy...bright elephants hahaha!  I kept the canvas simple with just a little paint, stamping & co-ordinating chippie from my stash.  The elephant actually comes as part of a set including a cute hippo & a cheeky lion...


... and in 2 sizes.  Great for a kiddies room!  If you fancy these little fellas or any of Tando's brilliant chipboard then take a look ~HERE~ fro stockists.  Thank you so much for taking a look today, take care HUGS XXX

14 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Karen love your elephants so clever of you. This canvas is awesome the ink into the GA is fantastic. XOXO Zoe

Kaz said...

Wow those elephants have turned out really well. I love that canvas so lovely and bbright xx

Netty said...

Wow am so loving your elephants, brill. Annette x

Caroline said...

Lovely canvas Karen, and a great technique...x

Von said...

just love it Karen great idea the inks in the glossy accents :)
Von x

Hazel said...

I'm sure it's not that easy peasy to achieve such beautiful results - the elephants are stunningly gorgeous x

Traceyr said...

Good tip about threading the beads on the needle before putting them into the adhesive.

Stunning!

:)

Gez said...

Gorgeous Karen.xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun these elephants are amazing gosh you are so clever hun thanks for email will email you tomorrow just had some news hugs cheryl xxx

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A x

Kathy said...

Ohhhh aren't your heffalumps cute!
Reminds me of the singing game I used to do when I was teaching in a nursery school..5 little elephants balancing, step by step on a pieces of string.....lalalala

Carol said...

Karen I love this! those elephants look like metal or enamel! FAB!

Hope your ok

xx

tracy said...

clever you :) they look great and i love their little bottoms :)

Gini said...

Oh clever you Karen, they are beautifully shaped and I love the way they walk together! That's an amazing technique with the glossy accents and the alcohol inks!
See - you really are the Artist in Residence :-)
Gini
xx