Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Yellow Flower board

 Hello everyone

I enjoyed creating this piece for a friends birthday, I really hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it. The base for this was an artists canvas board that measured 8" by 8" inches, that I primed with gesso.

I started by rubbing a light blue and light purple Gelato over the board. I then took a brush and adding a fair amount of water started to move and blend the colours together.

After drying the board with a heat tool, I placed a Donna Downey stencil over the top. I wiped over the top of the stencil with a wet wipe removing some of the Gelatos. When doing this technique the wet wipe always looks great and once dried will make lovely die cut flowers. I then ran a darker purple Gelato around the edge of the board and blended it in  with my finger.

I then took some gesso and a small round paint brush and painted in the shapes for my flower, including the stem. I like to apply the Gesso fairly thickly in places as I enjoy seeing the brush marks. I also place a stencil with small circles on it, in the three other corners and applied gesso through the circles with my finger.

I then started to build up layers of colour on my flower. I used the same paintbrush to do this, mixing different yellow Gelatos with gesso.

Once all those layers had dried I added some more colour, A pale yellow Gelato to the centre of the flower and a brown to the edges. I did not mix the Gelato with gesso this time instead I picked up the colour with a damp brush straight from the stick. I finished off the flower by adding defination to the petals with a yellow Pitt pen.

 The board was finished off by added some colour to the circles with a blue Gelato.

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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Collage- May challenge at The Artistic Stamper

Hello Everyone

I had such a fun time working on this canvas, Little man was back at school, the house was mostly sorted. I chose to ignore everything else and have some play time. I hope this and the other design team members creations inspire you to join in with this months challenge over on the blog and the Facebook page. 

I started by using my Gelli plate and acrylic paints to create prints on paper. I then used bits of all the papers even the waste to create my canvas. After rolling paint onto the plate I would roll the excess onto a sheet of paper to the side of the Gelli plate. I added to this waste sheet when removing excess paint from the stamps and stencils I used to create texture on the plate for the main prints. Some of the waste sheets were surprisingly really interesting and pretty.

I then ripped up the blue and green papers and glued them to the canvas with a gel medium. I glued the blue papers to the top of the canvas to represent sky and the green at the bottom to represent Grass.

I used the yellow and orange papers to cut out triangles and squares for the  houses, I also used some book paper and craft paper to add a different texture and interest.

I glued the parts of the houses together and decided where I wanted them on the canvas before glueing them in place.

I also stamped and cut out two strips of bunting to go on some of the houses and cut a few butterflies and birds from a piece of paper in my stash. Using pit pens I edged around some of the ripped papers, and around all the houses, butterflies and birds.

I then used a black paint pen to go around the houses and doodle some grass and flowers under them. To finish I took some rub ons I thought had long gone and applied them in places, without really worrying about having the full image, I just wanted the texture.

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