Wednesday 27 February 2013

Suzanne Czosek #3 .... Courage And Dreams

"Suzz here .... I am finishing off this week with one of the Artemio Frames which is a fantastic surface to paint and stamp on".  

I painted the background with a lovely shade of Ice Blue Fresco Paint. I added smears of Snowflake to soften the blue. I wanted to bring in shades of pink into my project to highlight spring colors.
I squirted a touch of Snowflake onto a sheet of acetate and spritzed Dylusions Pink Bubblegum into the paint.  I mixed them together to create a soft pink color. 


I distressed the edges and the frame using  Snowflake infused with pink.  I used the same paint to paint a few mini spools, my pearl bauble, and some lace for the sides of the frame.    
I stamped the lovely image from Ink and Dog 02 using Versafine Majestic Blue ink onto the Smoothy White Stamping Card.  I added color to the image using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.


I cut out the image and taped it to the background.  To add shading around the image I colored with the watercolor pencil and waterbrush.
I stamped the "courage" sentiment from the Hot Pick 1011 along the left side using Versafine Majestic Blue ink. 

To accessorize the frame I added the 7 Gypsies handle to the top and draped an old chain from the handle.  I added Idea-ology baubles, chains, to the chain to drape over the edges.

Hope you have enjoyed the week as much as I have. I will see you again back here the week beginning 25th March ... until then take care!


Leandra Says: So cute, and mixing dye sprays with paint is such a great idea. Although, I accidentally found out one day that not all paints are compatible with all dye sprays. Lin B and I tried this once with a different brand of white paint and Ranger Cranberry Dye spray. We created a gelatinous mess - we ended up calling the goopy mess 'red snot' cos that's exactly how it went, all gluggy. Was utterly hilarious. 
So far, I have found Fresco snowflake is compatible with all dyes I have tried. Yay for that!

Gillian Says: A lovely project to finish the week off Suzz and great use of all the different stamps!


Helen said...

Oh I wondered what the red snot reference was, on Sunday! I love this - one of my favourite stamps, and a beautiful pink... off to play!!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, love the pink.

craftimamma said...

Lovely final project for this week Suzz. Interesting to mix the dye spray with the paint and in this instance it worked so well. I love your use of the images especially the lovely girl.

Lesley Xx

Alison said...

A beautiful project Suzz! TFS! xx

Artmadnana said...

Not a colour I automatically reach for but you have made 'pink' look rather wonderful. I love that girl image.

Redanne said...

Well it is obviously a great combination because it looks fabulous on your wonderful frame. Love the feet and the top knob too!

PetraB said...

absolutely adore the colour combination and such a brilliant way of combining ink and paint

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous! Love that colour combo,

Lucy x

Yvonne Garner said...

Love this Suzz, particularly how you shaded around the focal image. I plan to give that a try, as I have drawn to this technique on a number of occasions. Take care. Yvonne

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning creation. Your work is amazing. I have to agree with Leandra, snowflake was the first fresco I ever had. Even though I loved the chalk base and mixed it with everything I decided that I had all this white paints left from other manufacturers. Let's just say I still have all that white paint left as every time I tried mixing it it was horrible, especially texture paste it went really lumpy and weapy lol. I now enjoying my 3rd bottle of snowflake and use it all the time. And because it goes on so lovely you never have to re coat. I don't think I will ever buy gesso again either lol. As I've said before fresco paint definitely has some Paperartsy magic in there little bottles. Hugs Kezzy xxx :-)

PaperArtsy said...

Ha ha Kezzy...sounds like you've been making multi coloured snot! Too funny!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great project trace x

sam21ski said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous - shall have to put this on my list to try when I get back!!!

Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Suzz ! Sue C x

Rebecca said...

Super work & lovely colours
Happy craftin

Lucy Edmondson said...

Just had to come back on here to say just got myself some of the new colours of Fresco today - Yay! So excited!

Lucy x