Thursday, 24 July 2014

Colour Mixing {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by Elizabeth Borer}

Using three colours to make many more !

Hi there again everyone , I’m Elizabeth and I’m back with another project that I hope you will enjoy. I decided to use some of the lovely stamps by Lynne Perrella and to show you how it is possible to make a rainbow of colours from just three bottles of paint !


I started with a piece of mount board ( chipboard will work as well ) which I painted with Nougat. This gives a lovely pale base coat to work on which will allow the more translucent colours I have used to show up well . (Tip – always paint the back of the project to seal the surface. Otherwise the unsealed surface can absorb moisture from the air and the project will warp .)

PA tip. Our grey-white boards would work perfectly for this project. 

I used Jo Sonjas Magic Mix for this because I needed the paint to dry more slowly. For this effect I used a small sponge roller because it absorbs some of the paint and the medium ( magic mix ) and helps blend the colours together. Roll the roller in the magic mix and apply it over the painted surface so that the whole area is damp but not running with the magic mix. Using the same roller, pick up some Chartreuse and roll it onto the surface in random patches . 


Roll some of the Chartreuse off the roller and pick up some Blood OrangeApply to the surface randomly, on it’s own in some places and over the Chartreuse in others. Start blending the colours together in some areas by rolling the roller in all directions .


Next pick up some Inky Pool and apply in the same way, some areas on its own and some areas blending into the other colours. Try to avoid mixing all three colours because this will result in a ‘muddy ‘ colour. At this point I find it helps to dry the whole project with a heat gun. Don’t worry if it looks messy , another coat of colour will sort this out. When the project is cool and dry repeat the whole process. This time be careful to keep some areas one colour and allow blending in other areas. You will get a variety of colours – orange (Blood Orange and Chartreuse ), purple ( Blood Orange and Inky Pool ) and a lovely green ( Chartreuse and Inky Pool ) .In this picture you can see the first layer in the centre and the second layer around the edges . Dry . 


I used a piece of cut and dry foam to tidy up any messy areas . Pick up a bit of colour ( in this photo I am using the green mix ) and dab it lightly anywhere that looks messy .


Next I stamped the script from HP 1304 in various places with archival black ink

HP 1304

To finish the background I used the plant stamp from (LPC028 ) in various places round the edges and embossed the design with gold powder .

LPC028
I painted some smaller pieces of board with Nougat so that I could stamp the images on them . Apply a wash of Chartreuse all over the surface and dry. I used some Chartreuse on a wet wipe to dab colour around the edges of the board and then picked up a little Inky Pool mixed with chartreuse to add some extra colour. Once the paint is dry the images can be stamped onto the board .


Colour the images using the colours that formed the background. I mixed some of the extra colours like purple so that I could use them. I found it better to keep the two smaller images to the background colours so that the larger images would stand out .Finally dab perfect medium randomly around the edges and emboss with gold embossing powder . 


The other images that I used came from LPC026. 

 LPC026. 
The project is finished by attaching the images to the background with dimensional glue so that the two main images stand out . I made two holes at the top to attach a cord to hang the project up. I have also added some beads ,lace and other embellishments to finish the design .



I hope that you enjoyed this project and the use of only a few colours to get lots of colour variations . I’ll be back soon .

Elizabeth. 

A huge thankyou to Liz from all at PaperArtsy for yet another fabulous project. We love to watch your colour blending process, absolutely fascinating. I am sure our readers will find this a great help in how to create that rainbow blend without it turning to mud. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 27th July 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Face: Month 3 {with Eclectica³ Darcy and Sara Stamps by Clare Lloyd}

Hi all, Clare back with another of my girlie tags. If you haven't seen my tag wrap or my first two girlie face tags you will find them HERE and HERE.


Let's get started. After a quick coat of Snowflake onto my Manilla tag I sketched my girl. But would she have short or long hair? Once happy with her look I drew over using a Pitt pen and went with short hair after all. As in past months I use a watery coat of Vintage Lace and then paint around the edge of the face/features with a thicker line of the same colour.


To add extra depth and dimension. I mixed Vintage Lace and Caramel then painted a fine line around the face once more plus layered up a further line of Caramel and then Chocolate Pudding using a super fine paintbrush.


Time to add some colour to her hair and features using Chocolate Pudding and Hey Pesto. She looks like a very stronger character at the moment with her angular features. She needs softening a bit.


I did a little more fine sketching with a Pitt Pen and layered up a coat of Mermaid. I decided to wipe back a design into the paint using a Lin Brown Stencil and once dry sketched around the design using a pencil crayon.



Time for some stamping using a foliage element from Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna 3. I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink and also some 3rd generation ink using Archival Black. I have now softened my girl even further with the background and shading with pencil crayon. Her top was painted with Orchid


I completed my tag girl by giving her some little hair accessories using Darcy's Mini 06, a touch of green pencil crayon on some of the leaves and a sentiment from Sara Naumann Set 06.
ESN 06.


I do hope some of you will take the plunge and give drawing a go this month. I will be back next month with the final tag to add to the wrap. 
Clare. 

A huge thanks to Clare from PaperArtsy, we love your faces. So much personality packed into a small space. Lin's stencil provides the perfect backdrop for this girl, subtle but effective. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 27th july 2014

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

GD: Kate Yetter Project #3 Grey Board Tag


"Hello all, Kate here welcome back for my last day of working with the amazing Lynne Perrella Stamps! I am in LOVE with this collection because it is everything unique and vintage that I love in a stamp. I am making a tag today so lets get started".

I cut a piece of Smoothy White Stamping Card the same size as my Grey/White Board Heavy and sent it through an embossing folder.


I glued the embossed cardstock down to the Grey/White Board shaped tag.


My image was stamped from the LPC027 and I cut it out and coloured it using Vanilla, Caramel, Orchid, Ice Blue and Bora Bora.



I sprayed the background with yellow, orange and blue ink sprays.


Using my finger, I rubbed the embossed areas with Copper Treasure Gold.


I cut out a gear from the Chatsworth Paper Collection using a Spellbinders Die.


The gear was lightly sprayed with blue ink.


A strip of Chatsworth Paper was torn to fit the height of the tag. PaperArtsy Lace was cut for the top of the tag.
  

After gluing on the strip of torn paper, I added some gesso with a palette knife over the patterned paper.


I sprayed and dripped some blue ink.

Once dry, I sprayed and dripped red ink. A script stamp was stamped in the background.


I added the gear and doily to embellish then layered the stamped image over the top. I added a layer of Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze over the stamped image to make the colors pop.


Thank you for all your kind comments this week. I hope you feel inspired to join in the weekly challenge. Until next month.

~Kate~

Leandra Says: The build up of layers adds great dimension to the tag, Chatsworth is a real hidden gem to incorporate into projects. Thanks Kate for sharing your process.

Gillian Says: I like the idea of the lace doily mimicking the gear die. Wonderful layers and textures to this tag Kate. Thanks for sharing your creativity this week.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Kate's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday July 27th 2014.

Monday, 21 July 2014

GD: Kate Yetter Project #2 Art Jounal Page Inspiration


"Hello everyone, Kate here. I am happy to be back sharing an art journal page with you. I love art journaling. It can be anything from elaborate with lots of embellishments to very simple with just a few stamps and paint. The great thing about art journaling is there is no wrong way to do it".


 I started off by stamping an image from the LPC028 in the upper right hand corner of my blank art journal page. Stamp the image again on a piece of white cardstock and set aside for later.



 I used a little bit of gesso to wash the blank areas of the page. The gesso allows some variations in color to pop through when adding spray inks.


I used some green ink spray and a spray bottle of water to increase the amount of drips down the page {the same effect can be achieved by watering down your chosen Fresco colours}.


After the green ink is dry I added some bright orange spray ink, using the same drip technique.


Color the stamped image with Bora Bora, Pumpkin Soup, and Vanilla and then cut it out.


Using scrap punchinella along with Black Soot Distress Ink, I added a few stenciled areas in a random pattern to the background.


  Using a paint brush and some water, I blended in a few of the stenciled areas.


I glued my colored image over the stamped image on the journal page and cut the image to be even with the side of the page.


Stamp the script stamp from LPC014 in the background, being careful to make it random.



Lastly, I added a few lines and doodles around the edges with a Zig Micron Pen and a few dabs of gesso with a palette knife.

See you all again tomorrow night.

~Kate~

Leandra Says: I like the white spaces to this journal page. The soft colours on the LP image make the other colours pop.

Gillian Says:Like Leandra I like this style of journalling, unfortunately I never seem to end up with enough white space. Thanks for sharing Kate.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Kate's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday July 27th 2014.

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