Wednesday 21 March 2012

Om mani padme hum…huh?

Hi everone,
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, been very busy with the Timeworn workshop and other commitments.
I have been working on a final piece for the workshop and some of the delegates have also started there final works.. exciting!!
Anyway I thought I would share my progress to give you an idea of what we are up to.
I have actually started on two pieces but not sure if I will get the second finished in time, I may save that for the next workshop in June.

Here is the idea with which I started.

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buddah Medium1

The frame is from Decopatch and the other bits including the Buddha have been picked up from charity shops etc. The paper is hand printed in India as is going to be used somewhere on the project.

I started by painting Buddha himself with Decoart Traditions and techniques from the workshop,  he will be the focal point and I can tie everything in with him.

Next was to paint the frame, I wanted a really old worn and decayed rust look and this technique kind off evolved as I did it and was really happy with the result!
I have added some wings to Buddha…no idea why and not sure if they will stay but it seemed like a good idea at the time lol..I am now constructing a plinth for him to sit on from an old box lid and some Tando Creative chipboard.

The bits in white still need to be attached and painted, there is still so much to do and add to this, but I will keep you updated with its progress.

Have a good day,


  1. Looking good and that 'rust'effect s brilliant !!

  2. Thanks Sid, very much appreciated!

  3. Wow the aging of your Buddha is fabulous! Can't wait to see this finished project. The wings are a waaay cool touch! :)


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