Evening lovely Bloggers. Hasn't it been a beautiful day again? This weather is just perfect. We've been out and about making the most of the school holidays. I hope it lasts until the Bank Holiday weekend.
Have you managed to catch any of Sheena's Indian shows on C&C? She has been doing some brilliant techniques which I'm itching to try out.
It's her last day tomorrow so I thought I'd share a couple of my projects that she's had on the display. It's always such a buzz to see them there, especially when the samples from the rest of the team are absolutely stunning.
This hanger started out as a card but just grew too big to fit anything I had so developed into a hanger as it went along.
The background is a gloss gel medium resist with h20's painted on top. The Elephants are painted with H20's too. The background is one of the A4 embossing folders with gilding wax applied.
My canvas was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest which used these gorgeous colour tones.
I started by blending the acrylic paints onto the base of the canvas and then stamped the arches onto tissue and coloured them with promarkers very lightly before sticking them to the canvas with a matt medium. I painted over with more of the base colours to blend in the tissue and pick out more detail. I then stamped lots of the other images in the same way and just built up the design. Some of the flowers are painted with Luminarte silks. I picked out some detail with white acyclic paint and then added the gold embossing and the trailing vines and flowers. It was a case of knowing when to stop. I'm still not sure whether I went one step too far. I may well have another crack at something similar and try and make it a bit simpler.
Thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving, I really appreciate them.
A couple of things
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