Friday 27 September 2019

Dog Gone Cute by Michelle Henderson

Hi my scrapping friends!

I have a new page for you today, here's a little sneak...

I started off with a wash of watercolours from the Inspired collection - I used Peach and Umber.

I was after a dark coppery red to stencil, so I mixed up some Colour Paste in Sienna, along with some Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust. Perfect!

I grabbed my Colour Artist Ink in Walnut, and thinned it down to stamp with it.

 I added my photos along with some punched out circles from specialty papers and copper sheeting which has been in my stash since forever 😆 I also added some Tim Holtz dogs that I used the watercolours to colour.

I love how this came out 💓

Friday 13 September 2019

Days like Michelle Henderson

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I'm at a retreat so busy working on my next projects as well as some things just for me 😀
I have a watercolour page today using a little bit of everything - here's s little hint...

  My background was done on watercolour paper, and I used the wet on wet technique with Colour Artist Inks in Lime, Mermaid, Grass, and Barley. By wet on wet, I mean I painted the edge if my hills with water only to start, then went over it with thinned colour so it would blend down the page.

I then did the same thing at the top of the page with Calypso Colour Artist Ink.

While that was drying, I prepped the chipboard title with Heavy White Gesso.

I mixed a little Colour Shimmer Dust in Duke up on my (very!) messy mat, and then swiped the title through it, patting it into the colour again where I needed it. This gave me the lovely mottled look I was going for.

I wasn't keen on the way the right edge looked, so I ripped it off and added some navy paper, after edging the rip with Light Gold from the Shimmery Gold Watercolour Pan set. I also splattered a little of it down this edge, and on the title. 

I used Colour Paste in Singin' the Blues and Bling through stencils, and also smudged a little in the sky.

I still had a little bit of the Duke left over, so I made some big splatters and drips using a water brush, in the sky.

I added my photo cluster and another small cluster, along with the title. I'm so pleased to have already made my Fathers day page!!!
Here's the finished page 💕

Thanks for joining us here!

Monday 2 September 2019

Hot Hot Hot Summer by Michelle Henderson

Hi all!

I'm back to my old faves today with the Colour Artist Inks - here's a little preview for you...

Now I have to apologise - I forgot to take a photo with just the inks - I started by damping my paper then brushing colour on , respraying with water and letting it drip a little. I used Sunburnt, Spice, Citrus, Mermaid and Oasis. Once it was fully dry, I then splattered some water drops to get an oxidised effect.

After that, I thought it needed a little bit of glitz, so I also splattered with the clear Colour Shimmer Brush Marker.

Love love love the shimmer here 💚💙

Next I mixed a little of each of the same Colour Artist Inks in with some Heavy White Gesso, and stencilled a little toward the right of the page.

Finally I put my photo cluster and embellies on, giving me the hot bright and colourful page I was after.

Here's another close up...

And the final page...

Have a great crafty day!