Monday, 30 June 2014

SOC Week 4

SOC week 4 is upon us and I must say I am really enjoying taking part. 
The set colours for this week are pink, apple green and pop, splash or splat of dark green,
I'm stumped !!!
The colours are another stretch for me as I'm not a pink and green person.
I'm going away to think about it.

Well I'm back, ta dah.
As if by magic, I prepared an 8x8 flat canvas, a nice solid board to work on.
It was covered in a pale pink base coat, followed by many different layers of different shades of pink
stencilled on through a mask or two, with some additional stamping of script in white paint.
Next came the apple green and a tad of dark green, using a stencil yet again and different shades of green to get the desired effect.

I needed  a little more  texture on my piece and  added some green paint to grunge paste and put it  through a poppy stencil of thistles, I removed the metal stencil and added more texture by using the pallet knife to flick up the poppy heads to create peeks. I added a little more pink paint to the heads and ta dah!
Almost forgot I did smear pink paint all around the edge of the canvas to soften/blend it a little.

 Hope you like my piece this week don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects over on SOC challenge site .


  1. Awesome. Perfect way to use this weeks colors. Very nice. Thank you for stopping by my SOC post.

  2. lovely~

    at first i thought the flowers were stitching.

  3. Wonderful colours and texture! Valerie

  4. This is a really nice piece - way to go with using the colors! It gives me some great ideas on ways to use the colors, too!!! Love your leaves....

  5. Wonderful use of this weeks colors. Well done.

  6. This is elegant and delicate!

  7. I absolutely adore this canvas. And I love what you have done with the stencil and grunge paste. Truly awesome.

  8. WOW! this is simply beautiful. Those flowers look amazing on your canvas!

  9. Very beautiful and so delicate, class!

  10. Very pretty, I like the addition of lettering and I enjoyed reading about how you made it.

  11. This is lovely. So many simple little pieces make an excellent (and complicated) design.

    Thanks for visiting to view my Summer of Color post.

  12. Love your process and the beautiful use of this week's colors. Great piece!

  13. This is lovely! I especially love the texture you added!

  14. Oh what a creative and beautiful the texture of your thistle/poppy heads :) You did a great job with this weeks colours! :)

  15. Beautifully done & I love the eye chart background!


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