Sunday 17 February 2019

NEW: Zinski Art {by Corrie Herriman}

Feb 2019 New Products
{Zinski Art}

Elena's stamps released yesterday are too damn cute! Lets see how Corrie manages to create such animated projects. She brings a whole new and fun meaning to a balancing act! In the meantime, here's a reminder of the new stamps.

Hi everyone, it's Corrie with you today, and I'd like to share with you the samples I have made with these fabulous Efilumps stamps which I keep calling Elifumps because I can't remember their name properly.... lol!

For this project I have made a canvas because I like doing them; this probably stems from the time that I used to paint. I feel in my comfort zone ! This canvas would look fabulous in a children's room, I think, but would look equally lovely anywhere else. I got totally hooked on the Efilumps and made three more samples with them, so stay tuned!

I wanted bright colours for this projects background so I could keep the Efilumps in a lighter neutral colour. So, I love pink and orange together and decided to use those colours plus a yellow. I think it looks great.

I used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in the following colours: {Snowflake}, {Lemon Merinque}, {Haystack}, {Yellow Submarine}, {Tango}, {Sherbet}, {Sugar Plum} and {Spanish Mulberry}. Don't they look super yummy together!

I started painting my canvas board (which I cut to size with a craft knife to make it exactly the size that I wanted) with a brush but quickly switched to using my fingers. I think you are much more able to blend the colours nicely with your fingers.

Next I used PaperArtsy Stencil {PA023} by Clare Lloyd and Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in {Snowflake} to add some white dots; I used the same paint and a brayer to tone everything down slightly. I was very happy with how it turned out so far!

Of course I used my Copic Markers to colour the Efilumps. I think you get fabulous results with them. I know they are expensive but in my opinion you get what you pay for! I just collected them a few at a time over the last 5 years.

As always I enjoyed colouring the images but I did add some coloured pencil over in purple to the shadow areas of the girl elephant with the flower in her hair. Just to give it some more depth. I also added some white highlights here and there for more interest.

So here is another look at the finished canvas. I added some stamping to the canvas using Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves and Carved Pumpkin and used the heart of one of the sentiments to scatter along the Efilumps. Lastly I stamped the sentiment, cut it apart and adhered it to the canvas too. With a Big Brush Marker I added some shading underneath the bottom Efilump.

Here's a close up of the Efilump I had to turn into an even girlier girl with a flower in her hair! So cute !
Now for the extra samples I made I didn't take any WIP photos because they are all quite simple to make. Here's the first:

I simple had to do another project with this lovely girlie Efilump; this time I coloured her in yellows, again with Copic markers. The tag was cut from PaperArtsy {Smoothy Heavy Card Stock} and painted with a brayer and Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in {Chalk}, {Stone}, {Taupe} and {Mustard Pickle}. I added some stamping with Distress Oxide Ink {Walnut Stain} and added the sentiment.

This trio of ATC's was cut from PaperArtsy {Smoothy Heavy Card Stock} and painted again with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics, this time in the colours {Teresa Green}, {Granny Smith}, {Tinned Peas} and {Snowflake}. I added some stencilling with PaperArtsy stencil {PA023} by CLare LLoyd and some dots and stamping. I also added some washitape. I made these ATC's to show that you can make something really nice with just the small stamps from the set too. 

For the last project I used a piece of 6 x 6 inches Smoothy Heavy Card Stock and brayered on Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in the colours Ice Blue, Space Cadet, Concrete. A little amount of Little Black Dress paint was added with a pallet knife around the edges and here and there on the panel. I added some stamping with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Seth Apter's Baked Texture embossing powder in Vintage Beeswax. Again I stamped the Efilump and coloured him with Copics, cut out and adhered him to the panel. Lastly I added some white dots, the sentiment and some pieces of washi tape.

These elephants are so much fun and they are so versatile. They would look fabulous in an art journal spread or on a card as well. I enjoyed making these samples and I will certainly use the stamps again. I always forget to mention that the PaperArtsy stamps are fantastic quality and stamp like a dream. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my post and will have a go yourself with the lovely Efilumps by Elena or any other PA stamps. Just don't forget to have fun!


Craftyfield said...

The cute Efilumps suit Corrie's style perfectly! She rocked those samples, all beautiful, particularly the sweet canvas!

Helen said...

I love the Efilumps! great colouring, too.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Seriously fabulous samples! LOVE each and every one Corrie. Lx

Amanda said...

Fabulous samples Corrie, who doesn’t love an efilump!
Amanda x

Elena said...

I'm totally in love with the canvas, they're all incredible. Brilliant job Corrie 😊😍

Christine said...

Love, love these seams and that pile of efilumps is just wow!!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous projects Corrie

Etsuko said...

What a lovely Efilumps!! they are gorgeous cards Corrie, love them. xx

Mac Mable said...

So enjoyed reading the post and what new and fun stamp sets...adorable and creative projects, thank you x.

Lucy said...

Beautiful samples, Corrie, wonderful shading and designs. Love the new stamps!

Lucy x

Corrie Herriman said...

Thank you everyone ! x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW I'm in love these are totally awesome.