Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Gloopy fun for WOYWW

I've been having lots of fun this week.
Lately I've been seeing lots of people
playing with all sorts of mediums
and goops and since I only use
paints or pencils, I decided it's time
to join in the goopy fun.

The good news is that 
goop (moulding paste)
washes off of skin
and out of hair.

I use more than one brush at a time when I paint
and I have a bad habit of holding the paint
brushes that I'm not using
in my mouth.
Starting to get the picture?

I had the brush full of goop and needed to move the canvas
so naturally I put the brush in my mouth
and suddenly I had gooped hair,
panicked and gooped my hand, arm,
you name it I gooped it.

Eventually I got it onto the canvas and
had a great time doing it. 

Once it was hard, I started to paint and that's where my desk is today.

and the rest of it

You can see from this shot, that 
when I think of it, I put the brushes 
in the stand and not my mouth.
(Okay, the truth is, I put them there for the photo,
two of them were in my mouth!)

I wanted to give the hat lady some body 
and that is where the goop came in.

I used a brush and my finger to create the hair
and used some of the non slip plasticy stuff 
you can see under my painting to make the roughness for the hat.

I don't really care how the lady comes out

I just having heaps of fun playing.

Gloopy stuff rocks!!

Jenn at Just Add Water Silly
has discovered that some of us
(me included) left out a little step when setting up our blogs
and it has resulted in us being
This essentially means that if we send someone a comment
and they reply, we won't receive that reply, it just goes to no mans world.
If you are worried that you might be one of these people
go to Jenns blog 101 and she tells you how to fix it.
Just think of how many lovely thoughts we may have missed out on.

Now you've seen all my fun,
why don't you hop on over to Julia's
and see what the others have done
this wednesday.
You never know what you might learn.


  1. Hi Vonny,

    Oh, you gave me a good laugh with goopy hair! I love molding paste and have used it with stencils. I just added the color I wanted to use to the molding paste and the painting and texture is done in one step! Very fun.

    Your lady looks great so far.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay
    (probably will be triple digits...)

  2. Well damn it Von, now I have another art supply and different medium to try. It looks like so much fun!! Texture would be awesome to add to a painting!! Your "woman with hat turned to the right" is brilliant even half done, I can't wait to see the finished piece, I see a turquoise hat, will there be a lime sash??? Hehehehe.
    Much love my friend,

  3. I love your effects with the goop! I haven't tried it yet; it's on my every growing list but I have so many other things that I've bought and need to I'll wait a bit. You make it look pretty inviting though....

  4. I'm not sure that you were supposed to have that much gloop fun Von,
    Now that's something else I'd like to try. But when am I ever going to get to all this stuff??? (Sigh!)
    You're hatted lady looks sensational and very elegant. Love the textures and colours.
    Now I'm getting my own back from this morning when you visited me...I'm zooming in out!!!!
    Happy WOYWW ~ have fun but then you already have!
    Neesie (no number hehe)

  5. Love that art - must get some moulding paste! Have a good WOYWW, Helen 4

  6. I don't even own that many brushes, but I have at least that many fingers (grin). I guess the no-reply is OK with me, since my e-mail isn't working anyway!

  7. wonderful to see the painting in process!
    have a happy WOYWW!!
    no. 11

  8. Ah the goopp and the gooping. A very familiar story; you didn't mention that it tastes yucky! Ilove that you're exploring stuff that you've seen on other blogs, I hope WOYWW has helped with's the highbrow reason for WOYWW!!!

  9. Looking great, I just love the texture you can get with modeling compound.

  10. I will go check out if I am missing out, thanks for the tip. I use a stuff made by KV art or Dala as they are known on their lable called acrylic Texture paste and it does the same as your that stuff!

  11. Lovely goopy fun! Your canvas is gorgeous and I love your attitude. She'll be beautiful and you'll have fun. What could be better! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #67

  12. Your art work is fabulous.. the texture is brillant.. Thanks for the tip with Mr Blogger reply's.. Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x#40

  13. I laughed so much at the goopy hair (sorry...) but it's only because I would end up doing exactly the same thing!! It's a great idea to give texture to the hair :D
    Hugs, LLJ #13 xx

  14. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

  15. The canvas looks fab, great idea to use texture paste for the hair. Yours and hers, lol!
    Helen S #89

  16. But does goop wash out of bear fur? That's looking like a great canvas :)

  17. LOL, I can just see you with a mouthful of brushes trying to paint and swap out brushes and than realizing it get everywhere...but it seems like you are having a fun time with it and that's what counts right? Have a great day!! #97

  18. Gorgeous painting - clever and inspirational. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

  19. ROFL ROFL ROFL I really did laugh out loud Vonny! Hilarious post! Reminds me of when I had a brain scan a few years ago and they stuck electrodes all over my head, and it took me a week to get all the glue out of my hair!! It's funny with art, though, how the goopiness and paint tends to find its way everywhere but on the canvas, isn't it!!

    Have you tried Polyfilla One Fill (known as Joint Compound in the US, not sure what in Australia) - for texture making and general goopiness? You get it in DIY and builders' stores. It's a lot, lot cheaper than moulding paste and works really well. It's for filling cracks in walls etc., and comes in a tub, ready made, and is a fine white paste that dries without cracking or shrinking and takes texture really well too.

    I think sometimes we never grow up. The most fun we have is making a mess with painty stuff, just like in kindergarten! I used to get into awful trouble for drawing on the walls, too - and then when I grew up I painted murals instead!#

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #50

  20. PS Sorry Vonny - got so carried away laughing at your goopiness that I forgot to say thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - downsizing is a nightmare isn't it. Talk about 100 gallon oil drum into pint pot... We'll get there in the end. At least we've got some time.

    Shoshi #50

  21. Love that you are trying to use a different medium. I just discovered moldeling paste a few months ago and I love it. Dani101

  22. Love the canvas so far Vonny!! I love all things goopy, and have worn them accidentally many a time!! xx Trish #27

  23. Love her hair and the texture on the hat too, amazing to think you discovered all this through WOYWW isn't it? Sounds like it's a good thing the gloop is easy to wash out!

    Brenda 38

  24. Sounds like you might need to invest in one of those hair net thingies, lol Getting gloopy is fun though and her hair looks awesome, can't wait to see your finished canvas. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  25. Lovely gloopy texture! :)
    I am so not a mixed media person, but am finding me wanting to try more and more new things as I see projects on blogs :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Jo #74

  26. The effect is lovely but did laugh at your paint brush episode, done similar myself puting the paint end in my mouth or in coffee lol

  27. Well you may have got gloop everywhere but boy does it look like it was worth it, your WIP looks amazing so far.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #50

  28. I used to run a nursery/preschool and I spent hours encouraging the children to get gloop everywhere. I'm not sure all the parents approved, but, boy did we have some fun!
    Your lady is coming on a treat. Glad you are enjoying creating her.

    I have blog candy on offer so feel free to sign up to be in with a chance to win.

    Kate #25

  29. I don't have clue what goop/gloop is but I dO know the resultant picture is and is going to be... beautiful! What a gOrgeous shade of blue you have there :0)

  30. Oh my gosh - that canvas is amaaaaaaazing! I totally love it - you aren't going to do much more to her are you? She's great as she is.

    Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx #3

  31. I had a laugh at the glorious gooping description, and it reminded me of my Mum who was a water colourist and used to get so involved that she would rinse the brush in the tea. It turned a queer colour as did the water colours and then there would be much wailing...and sniggering from the peanut gallery. Love the sweeping lines of the the hat and the texture.
    I reckon the Angel policy thingy is just badly written and maybe even relates to some sort of malpractice that I've never even heard of.
    I reckon Spring is around the corner with the daffs out, the wattles firing up, and the prunus trees up in town yesterday quite a picture. This morning it has hailed, rained and shined! Amazing.
    Ros. #16

  32. That looks fab and sounds like a whole heap of fun. I intend to paint some furniture for my craftroom this week, so I expect I will find out whether the paint I bought comes out of hair, skin, clothes and everything else that happens to be close at the time. (hope the dog has the sense to stay away. LOL)
    I love the look of the lady so far.
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Tertia 86

  33. I have even put laden brushes in my tea cup before now instead of the jar as well as put the wrong end of the brush in my mouth! Uch i fi!
    Your lady is gorgeous.
    Hettie 47

  34. Hi Vonny, your canvas is gorgeous - beautiful colour in the hat. Had a chuckle at your experience with goop/gloop and glad to read that it washes out of hair :)

    Hope you have an enjoyable weekend. Elizabeth x #18

  35. I'm really late getting round to everyone this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog though. You have given me a good chuckle over the goop everywhere. I totally get it, I usually do the same but don't realise I've got paint halfway up the brush handle and end up looking like The Joker with an extra wide (painted on) smile.... LOL


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