Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Miss Hilton Ink. The next generation!

Im sooo excited. I rekon Im on the cusp of something very exciting. I've spent the past few weeks despairing about what I'm going to do with all my prints to make them much more presentable so that I can show customers the finished product to encourage them to picture within their minds eye, my work in their homes....

The answer in Upcycling. Following on from my boot sale bargains the other week I went charity shop shopping and to home ware stores buying up all the slightly damaged and broken frames that they are selling off cheap. It could mean getting glass cut, putting new hooks on or just replacing the wire on the back, even just filling in some chipping or paint damage but its fairly easy, cheap and it really finishes my work off well. Here are some recent examples. 

Skele-swallows print in upcycled frame. 

Check This Item out on my Etsy

"Worse things happen at sea II" 2010 in Upcycled frame.

Original piece in frame £120 

"Flick knives" 2010 (£60)
This frame was a well good find! Its a frame mounted into a white box frame that stands out from the wall by 2 inches. It makes my piece look really finished. 
The bonus of doing it this way is that most of my frames will be unique, making the pieces one off and also quirky, something a bit different to make my work stand out from the rest. 

I would <3 to know what you think xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Productive day...


Well the honeymoon is nearly over, my stitches came out today which means no more "taking it easy" and specifically back to work Thursdays! I have been working my little non-existent socks off today and have completed a new "Worse Things Happen At Sea" Original to fill one of the frames I got yesterday and I should be able to put it up for display in my show in Worcester on Sunday. 

I also Finally finished my carousel horse. Inspired by the pic below I took in Bournemouth a month or so ago. 

"Lucky" 2010

Just keeping you up to date :D I would love to know what you think. Her brother "Cursed" 2010 is already in progress hope to sell them as a pair. 

*sneak peak* - on my stretching board 

Toodles xx

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Car boot bounty

I got up uber early this morning and braved the Kempsy car boot today and oh wasn't I rewarded by the junk gods. Check out these amazing pictures.

Really, I hear you cry. There nothing special. Well what about this: 

look at the gorgeous frames!!

I have started today a New hand painted "Worse things happen at sea" to fill it. Oh and I haven't even told you the best part THEY WERE £1.50, yes for both! A-mazin. 

I also got these two framed wonders to use for framage and I'm gonna use the butterfly too. I don't know what for yet. 

above left 20p and butterfly £1.

Two things to inform you of, you may or not be aware that I now have a twitter account! Although I am in the early stages of tweeting (i believe its called?!?) please follow me to see pics as i go along of my images and drawings etc when I have creative days off! Find me @misshiltonink.

Also I realised to my horror yesterday that the Worcesters Riverside Arts Market is in a week today!!! That's the 15th of this month people and if your local you should come down and show your support. The arts market is on 3 times this month 15th 22nd and 28th! 

anywho I'm off sick from work at the mo because Ive had an op on my back and have stitches which means i cant paint for too long without feeling un-comfortable so I haven't been at my best recently although the creativity is definitely still there. I'm excited about filling my new frames! 

Toodles xx