Saturday 21 March 2020

"Beauty" by Anta Enright

Welcome back Crafters.

For my post today I wanted to use one of the gorgeous rice papers in my personal stash, so I teamed it with some of my favourite colours from Colour Blast by Bee Arty. The final result ended up entirely different to what I what I was first imaging but I love the end result.

 To start I took my chosen size canvas which had already been prepped with Gesso and attached my rice paper lady along with wording from the paper to the canvas using a clear glue.

I decided straight off I wanted to use the Sienna Colour Paste and needed a colour to combine nicely with it.  One of my favourite colours from Colour Blast by Bee Arty is Deep Water but I didn't have any in my collection so thought I would mix up something similar from my Artist Inks.  I chose the colour of Mermaid and Oasis combining equal quantities with some Heavy White Gesso

I covered the majority of the canvas front (kept away from the lady and also went around the edges (sorry forgot to take a photo).  The colour wasn't as intense as I wanted so I just mixed up the same Artist Ink colours together. This time I applied the colour directly to my project, no gesso used this time.  I dabbed it all over the canvas and as the first layer dried I then added more, going gently over my image.

Once dry I took the Sienna Colour Paste and the A6 stencil Rose Reveal from the Love and Grace collection and applied the Colour Paste around the edges of the canvas. I also took some of the Colour Paste on the edge of one of my fingers and smudged it in between the stenciling.

More interest needed to be added to the background.  I added some stamping using the script stamp from the Memories Stamp set using a matching ink pad from my collection.  
Next I added more texture using the Scripted Stencil and a mix of Heavy White Gesso and some of the Mermaid Shimmer Dust in a few random places. I then used the same stencil with some of the Mermaid and Oasis Artist Ink to add more details to the background.

The last couple of details I created before adding my embellishments was the colouring of my metal with some of the Deep Water Embossing Powder.  I heated up the metal embellishment with a heat gun and then sprinkled the powder over it.  Shake off the excess then set with the heat gun.

And lastly, using a combination of Colour Sprays and Colour Shimmer Sprays colour up some cotton gauze to match the colours of the canvas. I used Colour Sprays in Lagoon and Coffee and Shimmer Spray in Sienna .
I added a few strands of colours pearls along the top and bottom of the canvas and also coloured up a chipboard title with a matching ink.
I glued metal at the waist of the girl and added some matching flowers, tucking in some of the coloured gauze underneath.  Finally I added flowers to her hair and added the gauze also.

Check out the couple of closeups of the canvas.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you get some craft therapy some time this week.

Take care for now.

Anita E