Monday 23 July 2018

2018 #13 Mint, Sage, Claret & Gold with ELB {by Wanda Hentges}

2018 Topic 13: Mint, Sage, Claret & Gold (Colour Topic)

Wanda has created a bright and cheerful accordion book. Lots of texture going on and it's so nice to see Lin's stamps on a project like this - a perfect fit! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Wanda Hentges (Art By Wanda Blog) with you today, and I'd like to share with you an accordion book.

An accordion book popped into my mind, I hadn't made one in a looonngg time, so that is where I went with this project.  I had a wonderful time creating the book with this color combination and besides black (and Grunge Paste) I really did only use these 4 colors.  I love a challenge but these colors go so well together that it wasn't hard at all.

I've used all Lin Brown stamps and stencils today.  Lin is one of my favorite PaperArtsy designers!!! 


I've used stamps from ELB09, ELB23, and ELB28.  

The stencils used are PS002, PS003, PS043, and PS044.

I really love these colors together.  Even mixing them makes gorgeous colors. The pink flowers on the first panel - the color is a mix of Hint of Mint with a drop of Claret. Over on my blog I have step-by-step photos of building the background and all the elements.

Something I've been trying to work on when using paint (and Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics are my favorite) is more layers and letting go, not being afraid, to cover some stuff up even if I love how it looks before covering.  It often makes for more interest and a look you just can't get when you want to let everything show.

It was very interesting when I added in the streaks of Hint of Mint how it made the leaves that were stenciled with Claret look darker.

A stamping platform works great if you want to stamp directly onto your background.  It allows precise, multiple stamping to get a darker image  when stamping over layers.

If your project is too long for the platform, all you have to do is flip it around and stamp from the other side.

On the inside of the book, Gold was mostly used as an accent and I love the way you don't notice it as much when looking straight on but it certainly catches your eye as it moves!!

From today's joys to tomorrow's dreams, I hope you've enjoyed this accordion book.  As I mentioned, there are complete step-by-step pictures on my blog.  If you are reading this post at a later date, just go to this same date on my blog to find the post.  

This is a fabulous color combination!!!  I hope you are inspired to create something with these colors!!!  You can link up to your project on the introductory post for this theme.  I hope you do and then I'll be stopping by for a visit.  
To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy £50 gift voucher:
Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this challenge page.

The current topic link Topic 13: Mint, Sage, Claret, Gold will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, August 12th 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy gift voucher. Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use.

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Miriam said...

Beautiful project've used the colours well.

Artmadnana said...

I love the fact you mixed the colours as well as using them in their pure form, Wanda. I also love how the claret dominates. Superb results.

Etsuko said...

This accordion book is ingenious beautiful Wanda. Colours combination is so gorgeous. xx

Helen said...


Cocofolies said...

Really a gorgeous project!!! I love the shape of this accordion book, the colors, and the stamps and stencils inside, beautiful!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous! Love how you worked those colours all together x

Ellie Knol said...

SO beautiful Wanda!! LOVE these colors..

Anneke said...

Fabulous project Wanda, love it!

SewPaperPaint said...

Wanda, this is absolutely incredible and oh so gorgeous! I totally love how you used each and every one of these amazing products and the finished mini is spectacular and so inspiring! Bravo!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is really lovely, Wanda, your use of tbe gold and stencilling is particularly lovely,

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love your layering Wanda. Just beautiful. Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

How fab !