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