Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Take a Chance - Bloom

Hi again creative folks!
I've just got back from amazing, intense weekend at Indigoblu HQ in UK. Let me just say... we had 3 (!) full days of creative madness there and I can't wait to show you what projects we've created together - these classes were a bit unusual for me and I was challenged to stretch myself a bit more... and I have to admit, that I loved every minute of it!

So, before I'll focus on unpacking and creating some new project just for you let me share a scrapbook page I've made for great French magazine "Histoires de Pages" about a year ago. I can't believe time goes that fast!

I remember being inspired by soft, vintage palette of colours of washi tape I found in my stash and beautiful 7 Dots Studio papers from Nature Walk and Cold Country collections. It was also great chance to experiment with new product from Prima - Chalboard Paints. You can see them not only in the background but also on the top of my metal embellishments.

Finishing touches were done with one of my clear stamps - and I was also adding some accents with mini paints from Claudine Hellmuth collection - they were matching my colours perfectly!
Looking at this project today - I still like it. I'm even tempted to try similar colours in the future and I surely need to use my these great colors of Chalkboard Paint some more... I hope you like it too :)

Here is the list of the products I've used (linking to our Mixed Media Place Store):

Sending you all warmest hugs - see you very soon!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Mr Time

Hello, dear Friends!
Today we meet with Monika and her amazing new gentleman friend. ;)
A true feast of color and texture!

I felt inspired to reach for another canvas in my latest creation.
All this because of an old photo of a certain gentleman in a bowler hat and a vintage clock face that I found among my treasures.
Somehow these two objects made me think about Pink Floyd's 'Time' song so I put the music on and let my imagination run wild... :)

I applied a thick layer of White Crackle Paste straight onto my canvas, I dried it and added another layer.

I wanted to try something new so the moment the crackles started to show up, I took some of them off with a palette knife. Then, I applied Modeling Paste, dried it and added a thin layer of Heavy White Gesso.
This way I created some really rich textures that were going to play the main role in my project this time.

Although this time I decided to focus on the texture, I couldn't resist adding some lovely embelishments:
bits from a vintage book, a metal plate, some Mechanicals cut into pieces, found elements from my stash... I also added some paper tape and delicately painted my composition with White Gesso.

Now it was time to have fun with colors!
Delicious Silks paints in Teal Zircon and Apricot Nectar, Glimmer Mists in Jack O'Lantern and Lemongrass, a few drops of white and black acrylic paint and... some strong coffee.

I used Messy stamp and one of the stamps from Old Town set in some places and finally added my new friend in a bowler hat. I hope you give him a warm welcome. ;)

Sending you lots of hugs,

Materials used:

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Tea & Memories

Hello my lovely art Friends!
I have a sentimental layout for you today - a photo that takes me back to a wonderful creative photo shoot from some years ago and a memory from the 'Inky Memories' classes that I used to teach.
So many precious moments....

The idea was to create a grungy romantic feel to the page.
Curious fact?
My main supply here was... tea. :) Everything here (apart from the black areas) was either painted, splashed or sprayed with strong tea infusion. Works just like a watercolor and can help you to create this unique vintage atmosphere.

Unfortunately, this workshop is no longer available but I have a lot of inspiring new ideas for you! :)
Just take a look at the list of my new live classes.

Materials used:

I hope you're having a wonderful creative weekend!

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