Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WOYWW, Playing with texture!

Hello to Everybody!

I hope you had a lovely week - I had my DBF here all week - he left yesterday so I haven't visited many of you - sorry I will do better this week! It wasn't a very good week though - we had 5 days of snow - I don't remember having so much snow in a long time! I will show some photos in another post  but first lets get up to the usual Wednesday business - showing our tidy or messy desks and congregating at Stamping Ground where our Queen Julia rules.
What I have on my desk is not a card, or a canvas or a tag - it is an EXPERIMENT!



 I pulled out all sorts of paint and mediums to see what I can do with them so let me explain a bit.....I started out with Fresco Finish Chalk acrylics and Cracle glaze from Paperartsy  to make a bit of a crackly blue background....my next step was putting a bit of Treasure Gold in Sapphire on the edges - that didn't do much for me so I went on - I wanted to experiment with texture and as I just bought some new puff paint I thought that would be good so I had this punch out bit of cardstock - two small butterflies and one big one and I used it as a stencil for the puff paint! after I did that I heated the puff paint with my heat gun and boy that thing really works - it rose up like a Yorkshire Pudding! :-) Then I looked at this really boring white puffy paint and though I need to give this some real pop! So I pulled out my SILKS - I bought them a while ago from LUMINARTE - they are beautiful acrylic paints full of mica - shiny and silky! They cost me a fortune as they came from the States and they are quite heavy so the postage and import tax built up to quite a bit, but they are worth their money! I used them on the butterflies, I also used an antique gold acrylic paint to dab in where bits of white was still peeking out! It still seemed a bit dull so I added texture with an embossing folder - a technique I learned from Helen Chilton's blog called  A splash of Color . I went over the embossed bits with another helping of various Treasure Golds and so finished the experiment! It will probably end up in my art journal...Here are some more detailed photos and a picture of my desk from a wider perspective....










Have you noticed how tidy my desk is???  Well when I work with paints my OCD comes out in full and I clean up as soon as I mess up ! He, he maybe I should work with paints more often...:-)
Have a lovely week, enjoy the snooping around and be sure I will be around to see you this week - ha, ha I am now in full "snoopy mood" again!
Lots of hugs to all of you
CARDARIAN


32 comments:

  1. Beautiful Experiment, love the colours and sheen/ shimmer of this - fab creativity x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #85

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  2. Hullo there Delores,
    Again back to WOYWW phew one goes into withdrawals you know!
    Wow it is just this sort of creativity i ave missed your know .. I cant admit to know all the mediums used but love the result!

    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #42

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  3. Very Shiny and bright! I am a bit OCD with the paints as well - if I don't it gets everywhere, paint just seems to naturally gravitate all over me, I'm not quite sure how. Happy WOYWW Cindy #76

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  4. How wonderfully colourful. It is so good to experiment and pay!
    Xx

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  5. Uuuuu, kaj vse si uporabila pri tem metulju. Videti je prav čudovito sijoč.

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  6. great job with the experiment. Love the colors. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing with us! Vickie #41

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  7. Is there a medium you haven';t applied to this? Fab experiment, love the bright colours. Hope your snow goes soon... bored with winter now!! Helen, 8

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  8. What fab crafty fun you've been having this week. So effective.
    Hugs,
    A x # 56

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  9. Ohh I love an experiment and It looks like you have used lots of different techniques. Art journals are great places to try lots of things. Have a lovely week ...hope the snow stops.
    Sandra @12

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  10. That is so bright and colourful, hope it brightens your days with all that snow. Am sure you two still had a fabulous time even with a lot of snow.
    Try the Silks on a tin can, I used them at CHA to paint an empty tin, say baked beans or peas. Works beautifully, so they will paint nicely on metal. Gorgeous but I only have the one I was given.
    Hugs, Neet 27 xx

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  11. your experiment looks amazing so many colours and all that lovely texture wow it looks like you had a lot of fun
    Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
    Ria #48

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  12. Your butterfly is s o gorgeous and opulent, like art nouveau!! I'm really happy that you're coming t the crop again, well have lots to catch up on by the sound of it!! If you will be staying over again, then can I recommend www.williamharleymather.co.uk/WCB. It's a B&B on the edge of Burbage, which friends have said is good. Check it out!
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

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  13. Oh I'm loving all of the texture you've created on then piece! Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

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  14. What a fabulous experiment, love the outcome. Great colours and so much depth to it... Happy WOYWW Gill x #104

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  15. Cooool - a very adventurous texture thingie going on here!!!! LOVE IT!

    Have a wonderful WW!!

    die amelie x

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  16. It looks fab! No desk from me, because it's empty or I can't share yet what I'm working on! Take care Zo xx

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  17. JUST GORGEOUS!!! LOVE all the color and textures. So fun when an experiment turns into a creation of beauty!
    Krisha #32

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  18. Well, your experiment is quite pretty. Love the colors on the butterfly. Brigita #136

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  19. What fun, just messing around and playing like that. looks like you are having tons of fun! Thanks so much for visiting my desk today!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  20. Zanimivo. Lepo, barvito in z veliko reliefa. Ja pa očitno, da si se tudi zelo zabavala pri ustvarjanju. Super je izpadlo.

    Lp,K.

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  21. Ja, res zanimivo in mavrično. :)

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  22. hi Dolores
    I'm nor sure what is more impressive... all the experimenting with paint, the tidy desk or the fact you are so familiar with yorkshire pudding
    have a good week
    janet #31 i think as Mr Linky has gone AWOL

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  23. Hi! I've just popped over from Anne's blog to have a peek, and have become a new follower. Love your butterfly experiment. It's like a jewel with all of the gorgeous colours. Have a great day. Cheers, Di

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  24. Beautiful piece of work.

    Bishopsmate #105

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  25. Blimey! That is a riot of colour and texture. Wonderful stuff.

    Happy WOYWW!

    MA (4)

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  26. That is the best crafting when you take time to experiment and play. Great results. Have a great time. xx Maggie #15

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  27. I'll be keeping a look out for those paints - they're so beautiful - as is your piece of artwork!
    I hope your wednesday was a wonderful one!
    Bubbles

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  28. Hi Cardarian (LOVE the name!) Just found you via Redanne & became your newest follower. I really like your art piece. I only do cards, but I enjoy looking at the altered pieces too, and reading about the diff techniques used. I bought some of the mica paint at a Sept stamp show (from another company...but pretty) just because I saw the vendor demonstrating what it does. I'll be back to visit soon, and thanks for sharing such a pretty work of art.

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  29. Great fun had there and great results too. Hope the week was fab with A and hope it's not too long before you are together again. I'm having a super time in Brighton and will be in touch soon after I return to catch up. Couldn't join in WOYWW but I'm catching up on my snoops!
    love Jo x

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  30. Sorry I am late with my return visit this week
    Well looks like lots of us having been using the paperartsy fresco paints this week you have produced some lovely work with yours
    Jackie 13

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  31. what a beautiful piece, thanks for sharing Tracy#72

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  32. I love all the colors. It is beautiful.
    April #151

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