Thursday, February 17, 2011

time flies when you're having fun

For those who don't know me I am a mixed media and experimental techniques artist and I just love getting my hands dirty! I love all things rusty, aged and distressed and you will see a lot of that in my work. I'm really fortunate in that I get to travel all over Australia sharing my art and ideas.
I'm a freelance artist and am thrilled to do some product designing for WOW, which you can see HERE
Some of my designs may seem a little odd but they are created with the daring artist in mind.

It's no secret that I love  to play with chipboard and here I am with some lovely Words Or Whatever pieces...

To create these elements you need:
  • black acrylic paint
  • old book page
  • rust coloured acrylic paint
  • gold metallic paint pen
  • black ink pad
  • ink applicator (latex makeup sponge)
  • vintage photo distress ink
  • PVA
  • silver metallic paint pen
  • Cuttlebug/Big Shot embossing machine & embossing folder

"Time Flies"

  • use the same faux rust technique as I have on the clock and frame.
  • torn and inked strips of book pages make great arty feathers to create wings.

  1. paint frame with gold paint pen
  2. emboss frame
  3. swipe frame over black ink pad to highlight embossed pattern
  4. squeeze a small amount of rust coloured paint on to a palette and use your finger to roughly dab and tap the paint onto the surface
  5. cover back of frame with book page
  6. use silver pen to colour clock face
  7. use gold pen to colour clock frame and hands
  8. dab rust coloured paint over frame
  9. when dry use ink applicator to blacken edges of the frame and a little over the surface 

  1. paint black
  2. when dry smear a little silver paint over the surface roughly
  3. emboss
  4. swipe across teal ink pad or paint
  5. swipe across black ink pad
  6. ink edges with sponge and black ink

have fun, make a mess!

Linda Baldock


  1. OMG you amaze me with your ideas. Cant wait to meet you IRL in April

  2. Yummo! fab work as always, you're so talented! ox

  3. Good grief you are freaky talented Miss Linda! LOVE these!

  4. Absolutely amazing Linda. This is stunning!


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