Tuesday, 28 May 2013


There is certainly a buzz in the air around BADFA (British Association of Decorative and Folk Arts) at the moment.
Friday sees the start of this years convention and AGM and, for those lucky enough, and quick enough to book a place, three days of painting with America's First Lady of decorative art, Priscilla Hauser.
Priscilla Hauser
The first two days she will be teaching her gorgeous rose technique, and on Sunday a beautiful poppy design. Of course not everyone gets to paint, some of us (me!) will be duty gopher. That should be go-fer, because they'll be shouting, "Go fer clean water, go fer more paint, go fer more coffee".

The event is all booked up now, but if you want to pop along to the Campanile Hotel, in Swindon, over the weekend to have a chat or see what we get up to, there will be someone on hand to answer your questions.

Flutterby Crafts of Thatcham, Berkshire, will be there to sell you whatever you need to satisfy your painterly urges, too.

Anyway, I shall be Cinderella for the weekend, 'cos I won't be going to the ball.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Linda Lock

Last year BADFA (British Association of Decorative and Folk Arts) ran a seminar with Linda Lock from British Columbia, Canada. I did one of the three days, a butterfly with silver foil wings.
The technique used blending for the background and clover flower, and tube lining with texture medium for the raised outline. Of course, the wings are silver (or in this case, aluminium) foil.

The random script is more tube lining with texture medium.

Read more about Linda Lock and her techniques at lindalock.com

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

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