Hello Blog Friends
For all my WOYWW friends, I will not be able to link up tomorrow as we are out all day choosing fixtures and fittings etc for the new build. I am excited, but sad too, as I will miss seeing what you are up to.....
I have been playing with my new Paper Artsy stamps by Jo Firth-Young (a gift from my friend Mo
) and some Paper Artsy Fresco paints, of which I have a very limited number. My first creation is a triptych. I have not had much luck with my Tim Holtz cabinet dies in the past, this is my first outing with the new stamps and my first effort at painting small items, so please be kind to me! If you click on the images you will get a closer view.........
I started out by cutting out three of the large cabinet dies for the backs and then three more, also using the Movers and Shapers Cabinet mini die to create the outer frames.
The frames were painted with Fresco Finish paint in Mermaid and smooshed over with Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then embossed to create the pattern. I then went over the pattern with Patina Gilding wax and again with Inka Gold Gilding wax.
The backing panels are coloured with China Blue, Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress Stains and spritzed and flicked with water.
The images are stamped using Ranger black Archival ink.
Before painting the flowers I went over them with a water brush and bleached out the colour, ready for painting. The flower images were painted in Fresco Finish Beach Hut (Translucent) and the edges and dots are coloured in FF London Bus (Translucent) paint. The wonderful thing about the translucent paints is that any stamped image underneath is retained. The butterfly wings are painted in the same two colours of FF paint and the bodies are coloured with an Inktense pencil.
The words are from the same set of stamps and these have been stamped in black Archival ink, cut out and edged with Peacock Feathers DI.
You can see the detail in the gorgeous stamps a little better in this picture. Needless to say, I want all of the stamps in this range now!
Just for fun and because I had some paints left over on my craft sheet, I also painted this door hanger (the blank was a Christmas present from my friend Rita
). This time I painted the whole of the background with Gesso, then painted over with Mermaid and Limelight Fresco Finish paints using a scraper rather than a brush (as Leandra of Paper Artsy showed in a recent video).
I then stamped and painted with the same colours as the triptych and then highlighted the edges with Creative Expressions Patina Gilding wax. The words are from the JOFY stamp set and I added a piece of vintage seam binding coloured in Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stains.
I am linking my triptych up to the following sites:
to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers where the challenge is Nature
where this week's challenge is Anything Goes
where the challenge for week #2 is Butterflies
and last but not least, I am linking both pieces to http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2013/03/welcome-back-michelle-webb_31.html
because I have been inspired by the lovely Michelle Webb's inky painty creations to make both of the pieces above.
If you have a moment please have a look at Butterfly's
(Alison) gorgeous creations using a set of stamps from the JOFY range. Alison has used muted colours to create her jaw-droppingly gorgeous makes. I think I have a lot to learn but I am certainly loving trying out new techniques!
Thank you very much for looking, all your comments are much appreciated and I hope to catch up with you too. Hugs, Anne xx