Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cup Cake Wrap Stencils

I finished the cards that were WIP on my desk last Wednesday where I had been spraying colour over cup cake wraps, using them as stencils. I also laid the coloured stencil over the top of the card. Tomorrow I post some more where I sponged over the stencils.
Liverpool is once again hosting the Biennial Arts Festival and there are so many exhibitions and installations around the city. Shops and independants are also joining in with this fantastic event which brings so many visitors to the city on the culture trail.
I spotted this weird piece of art in Seel Street near China Town and had to stop for a second look as I thought I was seeing things.
The building next door asks a question???? 
Just a hundred yards away one of Banksy's old works is deteriorating on a derelict pub and is passed by almost unnoticed by people on the art trail. A piece of his Graffiti Art was found in Manchester on the side of an old electric substation and it made news headlines and is being preserved and revered. This one is fading away. BTW... it's a RAT not a CAT!
Shops are getting into the spirit of it all and I loved this window....I meant to count them. They have had to put a notice up that the green gnomes are NOT for sale!
There are so many sites to visit and I'll be seeing as many as I can.

4 comments:

Doone said...

ooh love the new blog - so beautiful and easy to read - lovely layout - fab job you have done, what happened to the liverpool lambananas?...

I went to the Tate when the Klimt expo was on & whilst not impressed with the gallery lighting ( i had seen same work hung elsewhere better hung & lit and i really was sad that the Liverpool Tate didn't always seem to do the work justice) I really had a fun time with the boys and the lambo's and the graffitti is amazing all over the place - we enjoyed that more that the Tate - Liverpool is just a brilliant place to walk around...
sorry, i got given caffee this afternoon - and I'm a bit sensitive totvhe stuff - I'll just go now.....
Dx

Paul said...

Wow Colourful new blog Jo :) Brilliant idea using cupcake wraps as stencils. The cards are both beautiful and bold. I'm hoping to go out and about in Liverpool myself to look at some of the art. Lucky you that it's on your doorstep :) Itching to visit now !!! Pxx

Lottie said...

Oh what a fabulous blog design

I have never been to Liverpool so thank so you very much for sharing the Art Festival - so diverse - it's brilliant

sam21ski said...

You sure are lucky to have so much going on - enjoy it whilst you can and keep posting the pictures so we can too xxxx