Friday, 28 February 2014

Mosaic shoe and shabby chic table

On Easter Sunday the Mapua primary school always organizes a big Easter fair as a major fundraising for the school.
Visitors from all over the South Island visit and suddenly our little village is overwhelmed with traffic and people.
The atmosphere is festive, the rugby field is full of stalls, there is music, food stalls and a little cafe in the rugby rooms.
Two years ago I had a stall and my daughter Rachel helped on the day, so I decided to book a stall again for this coming Easter.
I will share my stall with my friend Roger, he restores furniture and makes fire boxes out of gas cylinders.
So I started to do some mosaic pieces and I found these old shoes at the sallies and mosaic one of the shoes with small pieces of china.
The table also came from the sallies and I painted the table with three layers of different coloured home made chalk paints and sanded the layers back.
The transfers are prints of www graphics fairy an amazing website with free images to use, worth a visit!
Also I bought some scrap booking papers from Spotlight in Nelson and got those copied mirror imaged in black and white.
Now I am transferring the images onto the table.
The mediums I am trying are transfer medium  'picture this' for fabrics and mod podge.
I think mod podge gives a more translucent finish.
The table is still a work in progress, so I keep you posted.


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Summer photographs of our holiday in Queenstown.

 I love to make photographs during our walks when on holiday and these pictures were taken near Queenstown.
Lovely images for inspiration.