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Trish Loader Visual Artist

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Shrink Plastic Doll Brooches

After many attempts I have finally been able to finish some shrink plastic doll brooches. I think they are super cute.

Doll Brooches by Trish Loader
Some things I have learnt about working with shrink plastic.

  • Inkjet printable shrink plastic does not work with my Epson Photo Printer
  • All shrink plastics as not the same. I worked with two different types and both had pros and cons. One is pure white and very hard the other opaque and softer.
  • I used sharpies, pencils and ink pens to colour the art works.
  • Resin works well with one and a spray varnish worked well on the other.
  • You need to know the temperature of your oven and watch you work shrinking like a hawk.
  • You need a steady hand not so smudge your art work and it is a good idea to use a matte spray before applying resin.
  • Remember to punch holes in your designs prior to baking for a jump ring.
Shrink Plastic Doll Brooches by Trish Loader

Doll Brooches by Trish Loader

I think I am now officially addicted to designing shrink plastic jewelry.

Cute Little Cat Brooches

Recently I been working with shrink plastic and resin and I am learning the tricks and trials of this art. Quite frankly I am hooked. These little cat brooches are my first designs using this craft.

I think they are super cute. Made from shrink plastic and resin with the brooch back.

Kitty Kat brooches by Trish Loader
These brooches will be for sale at the Catsanova exhibition next year at Pepper Street Gallery in Adelaide and will be offered for sale on the made to order basis in my Etsy Shop soon.

Love Bird Sold

Thank you to the Lovely Ginny who purchased my Love Bird mixed media work.

The original was shown at the Artisan on Partridge Exhibition.

The Artisan on Partridge took place on Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 August 2017 at Partridge House as part of the SALA Festival and it was extemely popular.

I was very pleased to be part of this event.

 A big thank you to the lovely Jenni Reynolds, Art& Cultural Coordinator, City of Holdfast Bay who worked tirelessly to make this event a success.

It's true, some like it art

Tea Tree Gully artist Trish Loader (left) pictured with Sarah Tinney. Trish will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe with a special exhibition of portraits. PICTURE: JAMES ELSBY

Tea Tree Gully

It's true, some like it art
Ben Cameron

MARILYN Monroe is the star of a Tea Tree Gully illustrator's art exhibtion - opening this week.

Read full article click the link below.

It’s true, some like it art

Opening Event SALA Festival GU Filmhouse, Glenelg - Essence of Marilyn Monroe

It is really exciting to be part of the first SALA Festival Event (South Australian Living Artists Festival) to be held at the beautiful and glam GU Film House, Glenelg.

Along with four other artists I am presenting in my first solo show eight portraits of the iconic Marilyn Monroe, my exhibition is titled 'Essence of Marilyn Monroe.'

The exhibition opens on Thursday 3rd August from 5pm – 7pm and will be officiated by the Mayor of Holdfast Bay, the honourable Stephen Patterson.

The exhibition will continue until the 30th August and will be open each day from 10am – 9:30pm.

Marilyn water colour white dress - Trish Loader

The inspiration for this exhibition stemmed from me and my partner attending a Marilyn's fundraiser held at the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club. The Marilyn's Jetty Swim is held each year and raises money for the Cancer Council of South Australia. An adventurous group of women from all walks of life united by their passion for seeing an end to cancer participate in this annual event.

As an artist who loves to paint portraits this was an opportunity for me develop my skills and raise money for this very worthy cause.

Part proceeds of any art sales will be donated to the Cancer Council of South Australia. There will also be a raffle held on the night with an original portrait of Marilyn in that iconic white dress as one of the prizes.

Postcards Marilyn Lights - Trish Loader (frame not included)
I have also available postcard size cards with envelopes for sale on the night and in my Etsy Shop with a percentage of each sale being donated to the Cancer Council of South Australia.
Post Cards Marilyn Brights - Trish Loader (frame not included)

If you enjoy the exhibition please donate and support The Marilyn's you can:

Donate instantly using the Marilyn App below or on The Marilyn's website

Thanks for your support please share as I am hoping to raise as much money as I can for cancer research.


White Dress - Marilyn

A simple black and white drawing of Marilyn Monroe in that famous white dress.
Drawn using a Wacom tablet and Corel Painter 12 digital painting program.

Soft simple and elegant.

Marilyn white dress by Trish Loader

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