Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Roses book....SOLD OUT !

Just to inform you that we have just sold the last copy of the "BOOK OF ROSES" today. Thanks for the support.

Painting on an Eco-friendly bag

One of my young regular student learning to paint on an eco-friendly bag. He intends to give it to his mom for shopping. This time around he came with a whole entourage of relatives including the grand uncle and grand auntie as well as the maid....hahaha!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Picket Fences

This is a picket fence that I have painted like a garden with birdhouses of different shapes and sizes. Quite a fun project to do using several techniques and tools such as scruffy brush, fan brush, deerfoot brush, angle brush, round brush and liner brush. The colours chosen are more to the country outlook. By the way, the picket fence are more for decoration in-door or at the porch rather than out in the garden.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

From old to new and different look

This is an old-fashioned item used by the malays to washed their hands before/after eating. However the customer had asked me to re-furbished it to be a display item with an english look.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gift boxes for a Malay Wedding

These are cardboard boxes that were painted with similar theme for a Malay Wedding Ceremony. The colour scheme is White and Gold with Ros Singleton's roses. When you want to paint on Card board material, you need to put sealer first before painting. No sand papering required.

Painting Cottage& Garden Scenery

Another student from Johor who came to learn painting of a Garden & Cottage scenery. It involves a few technique such as brushstrokes, shading, highlighting, dry brushing and stippling.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Book of Roses

Currently, I have a limited copies of "BOOK OF ROSES" by Priscilla Hauser. This is an imported book of good quality with step-by-step intructions and pictures on how to paint roses (143 pages). It has 10 projects all with regards to painting roses on several surfaces. The price is RM 50 per copy inclusive of postage & handling for West Malaysia and RM 55 per copy inclusive of postage & handling for East Malaysia. If you are interested to buy please e-mail me using bthe feedback form on the front page of the website.

For those in Klang valley you can call me at the shop. If you love painting roses you should take this opportunity to buy this imported book at a low price for your own collection. After all how often can you get a book like this in your local book shop ?

Southerners also do it

Here's a student from Johor trying out his hand at Folkart painting. The whole family came to visit the shop and at the same time learn something new. So I guessed its worth the visit.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chicken on Canvas

I've used a mixture of techniques on this canvas. Painting, Decoupage and a bit of texture paste to give it a dimensional outlook to the piece.

Nyonya style stool

This is a stool that I have painted for a customer who had requested for a nyonya style motif to match her placemat. I have used Jo Sonja paints for the entire stool. To get the similar effect, I've based the motif using white colour on top of the orange background (mixture of yelllow orange & vermillion). Then used washed paint to colour each section of the motif. A bit tedious actually, but its achievable.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stoney Cat

You can also paint on stones using the acrylic paint. However, you need to prepare the surface first by applying two layers of gesso prior to painting the background colour. Also apply two layers of varnish after finishing the painting. Here's a student learning to paint a cat on a large stone while her daughter painted a door knob hanger.

Chicken Shack

This is an egg holder that looks like a chicken shack. I've painted one side of the holder with brown chicken and the other side is a white chicken. The front part I've painted eggs and a little chick. Those students that already finishes the beginner series are welcome to learn to paint this chicken shack. Because of the elaborate design, you may have to do it in two sessions. The egg holder will only be available for students who intends to learn this design. Please call me if you are interested.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Painted coasters for door gift

This customer is putting in the last touches of her painted coasters which she intends to give out as a door gift at her son's wedding reception. A nice idea but she had to labour herself doing it for 350 pieces.

Tiger for dad

This year is the year of Tiger. This student is learning to paint the tigers on the side of a mirror frame to be given to her dad. We start painting the tiger in white since the background is in black and slowly we shaped it it up with shading and highlighting. Some parts of the tigers had to used the rake brush to get the effect. In the beginning it looks a bit complicated to finished it within 2 hours but in the end it turns out quite well.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Washed roses on Crackling Background

This is a student learning how to do a crackled background and a washed roses which turns out to be quite nice ...obviously look more antique.

Buku kraf Hiasan Dapur

Just like to inform you that I just received the new stock of my book. Those who has made an order/payment through internet and has not received it, will get their book in a day or two. Also those who are interested to get the "Kompilasi Kraf Hiasan Dapur" book by Alaf 21, can purchase the book at my shop.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sign Board for a shop

Past week has been very busy painting a sign board for a shop. Quite a huge board and the tedious part is preparing the backgound where it needs a full scale crackling effect. The roses are done using a 3/4" angle brush.

Photo shoot for Impiana magazine

Yesterday I had a photo shoot session with impiana Magazine. This is for the DIY section in which I show how to paint on mirror and on canvas. By the way, this is for the May issue.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bloggers at the shop

Lately there are a lot of my customers and students have their blog. The popular bloggers that came to visit my shop recently...

Suesafia of Emylyn's garden

Another blogger who came with the whole family is Cikgu Ayu @ Marsya of English Deco Maniac

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Madam Butterfly

Everyone has their favorite motif to paint like roses, bear, birds, etc. This student likes butterflies and learn how to paint a porcelain plate with a butterfly motif. She also had learn how to paint butterflies on glass and mirror.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

English style

Cute items that has been painted with english style design. The usual pink colour background with burgundy/brown roses.

Country Design

This is a watering can that has been painted using Jo sonja paints and has a Country looking design.
A cockerel in the front and a small chick at the back. There are a couple of colours that I used for the cockerel which is a bit odd like Pthalo green and Permanent Alizarine.

Oriental Design

One of my customer had requested me to do an oriental design on a stoll that matches he placemat. Its a very intricate design which took me a long time to finished because I had to do it bit by bit. The spiral design makes you feel dizzy after staring at it for half an hour. It gets a bit monotonous after awhile because it only uses three colours.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Folk Art in Sabah

It seems that the interest in Folk art painting also catching on in the East Malaysia. Here is a student from Sabah taking up the Folk Art series of classes.

More of Northerners

This is a student from the North again taking up the Folk art series of classes with full support from the husband who drove her and take care of their young children the whole day.