This time I wanted to try different colours. It took several layers to reach a result I was happy with: green glaze base coat; daubs of light blue & yellow squares: dark blue glaze spritzed and then sanded once dry; purple paint through sequin waste; clear glaze; white rings and blocks; numbers stamp in teal; spritzes of Glimmer Mist dabbed with kitchen towel to soften.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
After my experiment yesterday, I decided to do some more work with acrylics.
This piece is the result of several layers: orange glaze; squares of light blue, green and brown spritzed with water and then dabbed with paper towel; red glaze also spritzed and then sanded when dry; dabs of ochre paint added to give some highlights; shiny teal paint dabbed on through sequin waste; rings applied by applying paint to the bottom of a beaker and pressing onto the paper; and lastly more dabs of ochre paint.
I had great fun with this one! To start, I erased the background from the film strip and added this to the script background. I copied several images of the Time Magazine (a freebie) and layered them over each other, changing the angle each time. I then cut out the image of the woman from the magazine and made it small enough to fit into one of the apertures of the film strip. Once it was the right size I duplicated it several times to fit into the other apertures. I then added the picture of the second woman (another freebie), originally black & white, and coloured her clothes. For a bit of fun I added the dog (by iTkUpiLLi), colouring its coat pink. I added the frame as the final touch.
You can see the elements I used below.
Saturday, 25 July 2009
This morning I had fun playing with acrylic paint and this was the end result.
To start, I painted a piece of 10 x 7 inch watercolour paper with yellow acrylic paint. Once dry, I painted over it with a mixture of 1 part orange paint and 2 parts glossy gel medium. Before this dried I sprayed it liberally with water. After four minutes or so I dabbed off the remaining water with kitchen towel, thus revealing some of the yellow paint underneath. In the lower left and upper right corners I then transferred some text using gel medium, leaving a little of the paper behind for texture. I then dabbed bronze ink through sequin waste over these areas. Next I painted on the blue squares. Whilst wet, I used a coffee stick to draw patterns in the paint, revealing the orange paint underneath. I also added some swirls with the coffee stick and then edged the paper with the same blue paint. When dry, I daubed on some brown paint in some of the gaps. Once dry, I partially sanded these areas down to the next layer of paint. I then added some more yellow paint over the top, again dabbing it of with kitchen towel so that it wasn't too thick. When this was dry I stamped some Paper Artsy images and hey presto!
The So Artful challenge this week was to incorporate the image of the tawny owl into a piece of art. To achieve this, I added the image of a snowy owl into the background, which I then illuminated. A frame helped to highlight the tawny owl's feathers.
To create the background for this picture I used blotches of soft pastels on water colour paper. Once the paper was covered I used my finger to blend the different patches of colour. I then sprayed the paper with some coordinating Glimmer Mists. Once dry I used Tim Holtz stamps to add the foliage images. To give some focus, the birds were stamped onto the background and coloured with a Promarker pen. Finally, I edged the paper with ink to give it some definition.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
This is an 8 x 8 inch collage that I made this afternoon.
To start I tore up pieces of paper and laid them on my canvas board. When I was happy with the positioning I glued them on using matt gel medium. I then painted on gesso, pink and brown acrylic paint in a random fashion. Once dry I used a Clarity Stamp in each corner, embossing them with copper embossing powder. I did the same using the Tim Holtz 'memories' stamp. For the centrepiece, I tore a piece of DCWV script card and embossed the edges with the copper embossing powder. After adjusting the colours of a digital collage I had made previously and edging it roughly with a copper Krylon pen, I stuck it at an angle over the script, finally gluing the two layers to the centre of the board.
Friday, 17 July 2009
For these pages I used a print of a collage I had made previously as the basis. I layered it on to some card and stuck it onto the stumps of some pages I had cut out at the beginning of the project. I then coloured the neighbouring pages with Starburst Stains and, when dry, stamped them with the same Tim Holtz bird stamp that I had used for the collage.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
This piece is to meet two challenges at once.
Go Make Something's challenge this week is to make something inspired by rust. So this is my entry, which uses a rusty background, rusty crown and a rusty hinge.
Three Muses' challenge is to make something surreal, so I hope this fits the bill. I liked the sullen image of the little girl with wings. if that's not surreal I don't know what is!
Monday, 6 July 2009
On the left page I added a picture, the image supplied by ACF for their challenge this week. On the right-hand page, I added a paint sampler having first stamped on it some flowers that I then coloured with a silver Krylon pen.
On this left-hand page I used Tim Holtz stamps for the image and then layered it at an angle on to brown paper. For the other page, I again used a paint sampler, but this time added some distressed paper and the image on top. This was made by using a Tim Holtz mask & spraying with Adirondack Colourwash. I then stamped the french lady on top, a stamp designed by Susie Jefferson for Blade Rubber Stamps. With love was then stamped twice on each page.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Onto a grunge background I added an altered image of a photo I had taken of Sacre Coeur. Between the layers I then added a shadow image of the woman. Various bits and pieces were added for texture and then finally the image of the woman was placed in the lower right corner.