The house Mackintosh dreamed about … Stencilling A House for an Art Lover

Every artist, craftsman, maker likes being part of a dream, the best part of it usually is to team up with the dreamer to discuss, elaborate, plan and realise the dream !  But in the case of The House for an Art Lover the dreamer long passed away the challenge was to be so interestingContinue reading “The house Mackintosh dreamed about … Stencilling A House for an Art Lover”

When vintage decoupaged pots meets Chocolatier or the definition of good style

A good 200 years ago French craftsmen to the name of the Martin brothers came up with a varnish to fake the Chinese and Japanese lackerware to make it available to the well to do. Their ware took Europe by storm and most household had to have a set of vases or a carriage clock inContinue reading “When vintage decoupaged pots meets Chocolatier or the definition of good style”

Ault Wharrie ! A very enjoyable job indeed ! Team work is essential for a great achievement !

Once before I was blessed with taking part in a grand and exciting project. Realising the work of a great architect as part of a team of makers! Project of great artistic value, renowned architect of the turn of the century, team of very skilful crafts people … It was around when Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s TheContinue reading “Ault Wharrie ! A very enjoyable job indeed ! Team work is essential for a great achievement !”

Workshops, Contact details…

Join my mailing list if you would like to hear about any new events… courses/workshop I set up You can contact me @ bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com. I record my activities on my Face Book page  and post loads of photos on my  Instagram page “The workshop and your tuition was inspiring. I went home created an art spaceContinue reading “Workshops, Contact details…”

Stencilling Mackintosh workshop

This workshop takes place in the fashionable West end of Glasgow, only a stone throwaway from the Mackintosh House at the Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh church. During that day you will learn to cut and apply one (or two) Glasgow style stencils in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh to several background …Continue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh workshop”

Look around you… Get inspired… or how to use your home sources to design a stencil !

   One can think designing a stencil is a difficult task, that to achieve that you must be a designer and have a lot of technical skills and that can be true. But I want to show you here that you can find inspiration around you to extract designs that will make a beautiful stencilContinue reading “Look around you… Get inspired… or how to use your home sources to design a stencil !”

Tracing and recreating an historic stencil

Ault wharrie is a 1903 property by the architect George Walton built in Dunblane (Scotland)  While being refurbished some design schemes were found on the walls in some of the rooms. some in very good state just needing some touching up and some almost destroyed in great need to be recreated. The photographs here comeContinue reading “Tracing and recreating an historic stencil”