Saturday 5 May 2018

Fun Rainbow Boots with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey and happy weekend!! Melinda here with you today to inspire you with some creative fun to hopefully get you creating!

Here is my page

You Tube process video is available here and this one is a bit of a quick one!! When my idea came together in my head it was super quick to put together and I had a page in less time than I would normally, winning!!!

And here are my step-by-steps

First up, textured white cardstock - my absolute fave to work with - and some Black Heavy Gesso. I put a small dollop on my work surface and added a little water - enough to make the gesso more like acrylic paint and less gesso like. I used the brush to randomly paint onto my page some black stripes making sure that I started and finished each of my lines in a different place.

After that was dry (super quick!!) I added more water to the left over gesso on my desk and added BIG splatters! I'm really sorry, no photo's or video of that process but super easy!! Load up your paintbrush with the watered down gesso, hold about head height over the page and squeeze the bristles and you will get big splatters. Love them!!

To be honest, this page has sat on my desk for a couple of weeks awaiting the inspiration to continue, so the black gesso was VERY dry when I picked it up again. I cut some whimsy-ish scallops on my cameo and then pulled out my BRAND NEW (I am so so excited to have some in my stash!!) Colour Artist Inks. And of course, rainbow colours for my first project with them!

I used some colours straight out of the bottle and I did mix a couple to get just the right colour. From left to right. Or ROYGTB (yep, I made up a new rainbow with NO purple!!) Red, Orange, Yellow - Citrus, Green, Teal-ish, Blue. And I simply painted them on each scallop with a paint brush.

After they were dry I stitched each coloured scallop over a black stripe and then added rainbow splatters in each colour.

Add the photo and a title. A little journalling and page completed! I love how this one came together and those Colour Artist Inks are so fun and vibrant! I can't wait to play again with them!! 

I have a couple of close ups to leave you with!

I hope you enjoyed this page and I'll see you again later in the month!


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