Thursday 27 September 2018

"Live for Today" by Anita Enright

Hi Everyone,  welcome back to my next blog post.
I had heaps of fun playing this week with colours that they say we should never put together... blue and green. 
I don't really understand this as together they look so fresh and happy.  You will see in a future post that I will be combining more 'odd' colours together.

Today's creation I went to town with many Colour Blast products using the White Heavy Gesso, Colour Artists Inks, Colour Embossing Powder  and at little bit of Colour Shimmer Dust.

Preparing the background for all those products is a necessity.  Of course our go to product is the White Heavy Gesso.  This really keeps your creation true in colour.

Next I grabbed one of my many 12x12" stencils that I had yet to use and went to town covering my entire background.  Because the white gesso is 'heavy' it worked beautifully through the stencil. I seriously don't know why I haven't used this stencil either before, it is beautiful.

 Next I poured by Colour Artist Ink in Lime and Oasis in to a couple of spray bottles and then sprayed it over my page.  I dried it with my heat gun and then, taking a baby wipe reactivated the ink to brighten the colour.  I did a light sprinkle of the Colour Shimmer Dust in Lush to add a slight shimmer in places.
By doing the baby wipe technique on the ink it also blended the colour better and really made it vibrant
Below are a couple of closeups of the background.

Next, I heat embossed some wood veneer leaves.  I only did them once lightly as I wanted the leaves to still have a little bit of a mottled finish. For my leaves I used the Colour Embossing Powder in Apple of My Eye.

 I then did the same for my title wood veneer using the Colour Embossing Powder in Envy doing two coats and then using Apple of My Eye sprinkled it lightly across the title to add a highlight.

I was lucky enough to have a stash of the Colour Shimmer Cubes before they disappeared and have used them to add some colour to my large white flower.
I added all the bits and pieces together and below is my finished page.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  

See you next time.


1 comment:

  1. Just gorgeous and green is not one of my fave colours xxx