Monday 1 October 2018

2018 #17 Colour - A Box of Eggs: Mottled Egger with ECF {by Bryan Evans}

 2018 Topic 17: A Box of Eggs (Colour Topic)

Our Bryan is back! Using his pretty egg-shell colours - hence this new exploratory colour-theme 'a box of eggs'. He's contrasted with a fabulous structural collage arrangement. I love his approach to creating art! Enjoy and welcome to a new topic! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Bryan here from GeezerCrafter with you today, and I'd like to share with you my collage using some of the new Fresco Paints and Stamps from Courtney.

12 New Fresco Paints - stockist links here
 Eclectica³ Courtney Franich Set 2 (ECF02) stockists here

I found inspiration for my background colours from a picture of a range of eggs on the Internet.

Ameraucana Eggs have colours similar to Seaglass and Mottled Java, similar to Blah Mange. I used part of an Impress Mono printing plate to apply the paints, I normally use this for transferring inks to card. Love the marks and textures.

I wanted some of my collage elements to be part of the substrate, must remember the three's motto!! Love the colours against the brown packaging.

Another egg I came across is called Olive Egger...

I applied Distress Ink Old Paper direct onto some cream card, then dropped some reinker onto the Impress Mono printing plate and swiped across the card, this gave me a cool mottled, speckly effect.

These stamps are great for cutting up into smaller elements, as I wanted them smaller than my focal image.

I used this stamp to guide the viewer in.

And to stop falling off the page.

Found some old tickets relating to Liverpool Street, just used the numbers. Remembered the three's motto!!. Added some Fresco Acrylic Chalk paint in Cheesecake to highlight my focal point.

I had a lot of fun playing with some of the new paints and stamps from Courtney, looking forward to investigating some more of the new colours. There are so many egg colours and variations, plenty of the Fresco range will suit. Looking forward to seeing your creations and the colours you choose to use.

Thank you for joining me tonight. Bryan.


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Miriam said...

That's wonderful Bryan. The colours work so well for this.

Jennie Atkinson said...

I really love what you did for this challenge Bryan - such great inspiration in those lovely egg photographs. Such a fabulous background and then a wonderful collage on top. Wonderful!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combination and loving the inspiration, thank you.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the collaged stamped images, adding great structure, and the background really shows off those lovely new colours.
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastuc, Bryan. I love your composition and the gorgeous use of colour. Funnily enough i've just been raiding my mum's looking for bulldog clips. It works really well,

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Really nice. Lx

Etsuko said...

This is stunning piece Bryan, I love how you have used Courtney's new stamps and new Fresco colours, this is so beautiful. xx

craftytrog said...

Really love this Bryan! Great composition!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely colours! Great choice of stamps too, love it!

Art By Wanda said...

A wonderful collage, Bryan!!!