Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Where did July go?

Well, what on earth happened to the month of July?

I have a vague recollection of several birthdays including Jess Potts my youngest.
Just turned 9 and about to start middle school, poor thing will not know what's
hit her, she is going from a school with one class of 30 children per year to a school with 120 per year.  Massive change  and there is the whole walking to school on her own thing.

Anyhow enough of that, this week I started a new mini canvas project using Paperartsy Paints,
Treasure Gold, Grunge Paste, Masks and Lin Brown stamps. 

So, I prepared the canvas with a layer or two of gesso, hunted out fresco paints, snowflake, zesty zing, pumpkin soup and blood orange.  I applied them to the canvas with a sponge and mixed the colours to create a starting point. Using the snowflake I used an old bottle top to add in some circle detail and a lollypop stick to add lines in Blood Orange, some was also pushed through some sequin waste.  I picked out a mask and mixed a little zesty zing with grunge paste and pressed through the mask. With the left over grunge paste I added texture to the sides by just lifting the palet knife up from the paste to create peaks.

When it was dry I added a little treasure gold white fire to the raised edges and highlighted the dried grunge paste. I used a text stamp to add detail in
Saffron Archival Ink, using rusty hinge distress ink I added shading to the edges and using a lid off a spray bottle added more circles.

Next bit was fun too, using Lin Brown  Eclectica Stamps I used more fresco paint in hey pesto, guacamole, snowflake, zesty zing, rose and eggplant applied them to stamp with a sponge and stamped onto black card, on some of the paint stamped images I over stamped with black archival ink to add more interest.

 Love this effect. Cut out the shapes and glued them into place.
After a minor mishap when adding a little too much glossy accents, I added small beads around the edge of the flower centres added some ribbon, bow, pins and a moulded rose painted black. Oh and a few words stamped with paint on black card with a layer of treasure gold around the edge.
Ta Dah!!

1 comment:

  1. TaDah! indeed, love it, such super colours too :)
    Happy Craftin


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