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Soul Food - Lesson 5 - Woven Sunset with Jeanette House

I've skipped lesson 4 of the Soul Food class. It involves making an art journal from scratch - something I've never really done apart from the sellotape tons of paper together jobs when I was younger - so I've downloaded the video's and will be coming back to that one when little hands are not in the way.

Lesson 5 was with Jeanette House. Her lesson showed her creating a kind of abstract sunset using multiple stencils, paper weaving, embroidery thread etc. We created two pieces of paintiness and wove them together. One in blocked colours, the other in stencilled.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Soul Food Woven Sunset
As is the case in most of these classes, I don't have pretty much all of the materials that the teachers use. But that's OK, it's all about working with what you have and making the techniques work for you. I didn't have embroidery thread so, logically in my mind, the next best thing was modelling paste. 

This is my finished piece and I've gone from "aaaargh, what am I doing?" to really loving it. 
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Soul Food Abstract Woven Sunset
Liquitex Acrylic Paint
Modelling  Paste
Various stencils
Perfect Pearls Mists
Liquitex Satin Varnish
I'm loving how in nearly every class I have taken so far I have been following the class, thinking it's all going wrong but by the end of it, loved what I've done. Shows me that I'm to hasty in stopping perhaps and just need to keep trying new things till it goes right!

Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. Wow! It's very evocative of Autumn. Loving all that texture thing going on, great!

  2. This is wonderful! Gorgeous colours and the trees are so effective.
    Hugs xx

  3. I love this - and I love that you thought 'out of the box' and used modelling paste instead of embroidery threads. You created something totally original :)


  4. I love the colours, and think you're very clever to have used the modelling paste.

  5. Gorgeous both items, love the substitute embroidery thread!

  6. I love this even more now I've seen it in close up! That's a clever way of creating the background :-)
    LLJ xx

  7. Wow. I really love how the tree brought it altogether do beautifully.



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