Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Art Recipe Wednesday: Move Me - texture and colours

Hi again my dear friends, I hope you had fabulous Christmas Time, filled with joy, love and relax.
It is the last day of 2014 and I hope the next year will me far better for you than this one!
Today - after a short break I'm back with Art Recipe Wednesday post, hoping it will give you some inspiration and push you into creativity after the Holiday ;)

Project I've made for you is great both for beginners and those of you who are more advanced - especially if you'd like to try something "lighter", more "crazy artistic" and the idea of combining colours and textures with a lot of white space - enjoy!

As you can see my main source of inspiration here was colourful, soft and fluffy yarn I got from one of my students as a gift ages ago. I used it several times already but I still had a lot of it left, and it was just begging to be used again - it is just perfect as a colour accent!

The biggest challenge was finding ink or paint which would match my yarn perfectly - luckily I found Distress Inks - Iced Spruce and Picked Raspberry which did the trick!

I couldn't resist and I HAD TO try  some of my new stencils and stamps - so, ready or not, you have some sneak peeks here! Enjoy!

Here is the full Art Recipe and some step-by-step info for you! :)

1. I've started with just a 12x12'' page of white paper which I sprayed  a bit with water to activate Distress Inks I decided to use as watercolour pains for my background. I picked 2 colors matching the colors of yarn I planned to use to embellish the page in the next stages of my work. I picked the right place (more-less in the middle of the page), pressed the ink pads to the paper and sprayed some more to make the ink flow. I dried it a bit with a towel and used heating tool to dry the paper perfectly.

2. Next I started adding the pattern: I used two of my new Prima Elementals Stencils, layered one on another - I applied Black Archival Ink through them with the ink blending tool. When the ink was dry I took third Prima stencil and this time I used Art Basics Modeling Paste with it to create interesting, dimensional texture. I simply applied the Modeling Paste through the stencil and dried everything with heating tool.

3. My next step was building some layers under the photo. First I used some fabric and paper tapes, then I glued a bit of pink yarn, small piece of fabric, piece of rusty metal, single wooden leaf. I used a bit of Art Basics Modeling Paste for this step too. Finally I took 3D Foam Tape (Scrapbook Adhesives) and mounted my photo on the top of the composition.

4. Next I added some embellishments: paper flower, buttons, acrylic drops - I glued them with my craft glue or small pieces of 3D Foam Tape. Next I stamped the text (from my new sets of Prima Cling Stamps, yeah!) using Black Archival Ink again.

Finally I added some splashes of Indian ink and Pink Mica Powder (Art Ingredients) mixed with water. I also sprayed a bit of this mix on my paper flower. The fishing touches were made with Soft Pencil and Watercolour Crayons (Inktense Blocks). Finished!

I have to admit I enjoyed the project so much I used a similar Art Recipe again, to create a similar layout, this time based on a bit warmer colour palette. I love how different effects you can get using the same supplies... imagination is the limit!

This time Distress Inks I started with were: Bundled Sage, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry. You can also spot a couple of new Elementals Stencils there (yay!)

I hope you enjoyed this idea - I had great time playing with color and texture and I'm really tempted to try some more!
Unfortunately not all the supplies I used are available yet - but here is what I could link for your convenience:

And let me wsh you again a wonderful, inspiring, creative New Year!
I'll be back soon - and will see some of you in California in couple of days!
Sensing warm hugs


Maremi's Small Art said...

Adore the idea with half photos ! another beauties ! insirational as always xx

Helen said...

What a fabulous layout!! Happy New Year.

Linda M. Cain said...

Love it. The simplicity is genius.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, what a beautiful page and colors. I am new to your blog - so let me just say your work is totally amazing! Thank you for sharing the steps to your artwork as well. I am new to mixed media - so all tutorials and hints are appreciated.

Happy New Year.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Both projects are awesome! Thanks for the step by step. I might have to give this one a try.;)

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Love the burst of vibrant colors! Happy New Year!

Elena Olinevich said...

absolutely incredible , just adore the idae with the squares form and using the half of the photo.
thank you for the inspiration

Unknown said...

Finn, just lovely and yes warm hugs you will get when you are here. Oh I'm hopefully guessing some of what your new additions to your line might be by what was not linked. So very, very exciting. Can't wait to get my order in!!!

Ania Komenda said...

niesamowity!!! poczułam się bardzo mocno zainspirowana i kolorami i samą recepturą; dziękuję za zastrzyk weny

Unknown said...

Beautiful layouts :)

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

I love pink! Anyway :)

famillemarleau said...

It's very beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

LucianaW said...

Gorgeous projects! Congrats Ania! I loved these stencils!!!

Amanda Baldwin said...

Breathtakingly AWESOME! !! Really loved reading how you created such fabulous Layouts too, TFS! :)

VickiRossArt said...

I'm going to share this so I can fine it easily again! Great recipe!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Well I gave it a try and made a page.
Thanks for the inspiration. I love the results!

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