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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Medusa Headpiece.

I only ever have one Medusa headpiece ready at a time and I'm constantly working on trying to improve the overall design. This piece is made from plastic snakes, set across the frame of the headband in a halo effect, it's very pretty and not too big. Available in my Etsy shop. Thank you for reading.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Original Art.

It’s not all about making hats and glamorous costumes around here! Sometimes we love to make Art!
I enjoy painting and recently completed a series of small acrylic paintings on pine wood blocks. I’m obsessed with birch trees and flower meadows and the paintings turned out lovely! The wood blocks are approximately 6” x 5” and it’s easy for me to work on small pieces in my studio! I’ve sold a few already, but there are plenty in my Etsy shop to choose from. More new Art coming soon! Thank you for reading.





Sunday, 30 April 2017

Colouring book tutorial.

There's no doubt that colouring is a therapeutic activity and colouring books are having a moment right now. There are some very intricate detailed works available, in the shops or as Internet downloads. Obviously there's no right or wrong way to colour, but I thought I'd share the way I prefer to colour using basic 12 shades staedtler coloured pencils. You can see from the images, I work from dark to light with the pencils, I find this works best for getting light and shade. Thank you for reading!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/527041039/the-circus-girl-colouring-book
1) I use black and brown to add shadows and depth.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/527041039/the-circus-girl-colouring-book
2) I add the darkest reds and pinks.
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3) I add the lighter pink.
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4) Finally I add the lightest shades of pink and orange, then add the lighter tones to the leaves. 




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Circus Girl Colouring Book!

At last The Circus Girl Colouring Book is launched! After around a year of work, a collaboration between myself and daughter Amber, AKA Talulah Blue. We have 20 pages of pretty acrobats and circus designs, with a few peacock feathers for good measure!
I've coloured a few pages from the book, which is available as a printable download. I'm using basic inexpensive printer paper and coloured pencils, easily found in any supermarket! I'll be back soon with a tutorial on blending colours and a competition! Thank you for reading!

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Easter, holiday discounts!

I'm still offering 10% discount in my Etsy shop with coupon code LULU17
Plenty of new fabulous designs are going into the shop for summer fun, festivals and parties, click on the images to go to the shop, thank you for reading and Happy Easter!
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Colourful neck ruffs.

Costume has never been more popular and not just for Halloween any more! Masquerade Balls and holiday clubbing have opened up a new age for dressing up, not forgetting fabulous new face and body art achieved with makeup! I'm making new colourful neck ruffs and offering 10% discount in my Etsy shop with coupon code LULU17.
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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bridal fascinators and cocktail hats.

Of all the items I make for my shop, there's nothing as satisfying than finishing a cocktail hat for a bride. I use silk or satin fabrics and I'm happy to use the bride's own fabric, ensuring a perfect match for her dress. I love to embellish the little hats with either a simple bow or an embroidered, beaded trim. French or Russian veiling completes the mood! I have a good selection in my Etsy shop, ready for the wedding season, thank you for reading!
For 10% discount in my Etsy shop please use coupon code LULU17 at checkout.
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