STUDIO: cubbies by hubby

C’est le bonheur d’avoir un mari bricoleur!

Merci Michel pour ton aide et ton talent.

My husband is such a great support. He is my number one cheerleader and helper.

He has built a set of custom cubbies to mount on the studio wall.

They are made of pine and stained with dark walnut stain.

They will hold all my tools. Hurray!

Here they are with my old computer table. Painted the table legs to match.

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And here they are all filled up and ready to go!

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violette bicyclette: encaustic collage

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Step one : glue old papers on to wooden cradle. Add background photos. Layer with paint and gesso. Sand lightly.

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Step two: add main image, in this case the bicycle.
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Step 3: Layer more paint, gesso, ink. Top with two coats of encaustic wax. Finish off with vintage house number.

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NB I happened upon an old dictionary page that had both the words bissextile and bitch on it. I couldn’t help myself and had to use it…but no one else knows they are there…except you and me.

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BUS ROLL

Pour ma fille Zoé en souvenir de ses six mois à Paris: sa première grande aventure sans sa famille. Un tableau destiné pour son premier appartement. Je lui souhaite bien d’autres aventures.   

A departure for me from my usual collage and altered art. A vintage type bus roll of favourite Paris places for my daughter. A souvenir of past adventures to kick off new ones, in her new city.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BUS ROLL

Step one choose place names, fonts. Arrange that the words are more or less the same length adjusting the size and spacing. Blow up to correct size using photocopy machine. Cover canvas (18 inches by 36 inches) with black gesso. Cover back of text with thick layer of chalk. Tape to canvas.

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Step two:

With a sharp pencil carefully trace the outlines of all the letters. Remove paper to reveal the transferred letters.

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Step three:

Paint in the letters with white acrylic paint. Correct errors with black sharpie pen or black gesso.

Wipe off the chalk with a damp cloth.

Protect with a couple of coats of matte varnish.

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Or you could just order one on line for a few hundred CAD dollars. It was time consuming but enjoyable and cost about 30 CAD to make.