Thursday 5 January 2017

"Creepy Girl" by Amanda Hartmann

Happy New Year, Colour Blasters!

Welcome to a New Year and my first page share for the year!

Here is my page


You can see the whole inspiration for the page, came from my daughter's Zombie face! I tried to replicate the cuts, bruises and blood of her face-painting, onto my background.

Here are the steps I took.

I used Heavy White Gesso on a piece of white cardstock. I applied it with a foam roller for an even finish.  Tip: I usually do 10 of these at a time. Then I have pre-gesso'd pages ready to go when I need them (without waiting for drying time).

I sprayed some Colour Shimmer Sprays onto the background: in Dusty Charcoal and Steel. A few sprays and then I used a heat gun to move and dry the colour on the page.

I used some Punchinella as a stencil, with some Colour Paste in Dusty Charcoal.

The added bonus is that the Punchinella takes some of the colour of the Colour Paste and can be used as a layer on your page. (Thanks to my friend Malinda for giving me this Punchinella idea!)

I also used the palette knife to swipe/cut some lines of Dusty Charcoal on the page also.

Next, I grabbed some Colour Spray in Roadbase (a perfect dark black), and using the wand, I added some extra black to the lines or cuts I had added in the Dusty Charcoal.

I also made some splatters in Roadbase with the wand.

I dried things completely with my heat gun before moving on.

I stamped some cute little bats on the background. Use a Solvent Ink pad so the ink won't run when you use water based paints like Colour Shimmer Dusts.

Then, I mixed up some water and Colour Shimmer Dust in Candy, all ready to paint and splatter on my page.

Holding the page up, I painted carefully along the cut lines and allowed some to drip down the page.

I also tapped my paintbrush for some splatters in Candy.

With the leftover Candy paint, I dipped a ribbon in, coloured to add to the layout.

Once dry, I placed the ribbon across the page, along with the "stitches" sticker. We bought these at Halloween to put on my daughter's neck for her Zombie look. I knew when I bought the pack of 2, that one would end up on a scrap page!

Now I finished off my page, with a few key embellishments.
Here is the final page and some close ups:

It is a bit of a creepy page, but such fun to create using perfect Colour Blast products!

Can't wait to see all the different ways you use Colour Blast this year!

Until next time,


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