Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Craft & Sewing Show, New technique in my Journal

Hello friends, Thanks for stopping by and visiting. 
I appreciate all visitors and comments.
I have a couple of things to talk about and show you today.
Are you going to the 'Craft & Sewing Show' at Caulfield racecourse this weekend.  I'll be on the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists stand, demonstrating. 
Please stop by, I'd love to meet you face to face.

Here are some of the decorations I'll be painting and demonstrating on.  I've base coated these in Island Sand and created a faux marble look using Rich Gold.
 I've then got out my Christmas stamps and stamped on some designs using Staz On stamp pad. I know the ink will stay on when I use paint and water on them.

 How cute are some of these Papermania designs?

 Here is a new technique I've been playing with in my journal. I applied two coats of Gesso.
Then painted a wash of Brilliant Magenta, while wet I sprayed a fine mist of Glass & Tile Medium Primer (Part A) over the top.
 I dried this and thought to myself, I'd like bigger drops and a deeper colour.  I made three different puddles of watery Green. Jade, Green Light and Pine Green.  Sponged these on my page then sprayed again with Glass & Tile Medium Primer.  Oh yuk, that looked terrible I forgot to take a photo.  I was looking at my paints and wondering which colour will fix this.

 I then painted a wash of Pthalo Green over the top and dropped big droplets of Glass & Tile Medium on the paint.
 Taa Dah, I was much happier with this effect.

 I decided this would make a great background and used The Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Birds of a Feather' and Texture Paste over the top.  I like how the birds stand out in white.

 I then used my Versa Mark pad and embossing powders over the top to add a bit of colour.
The colours in this photo do not really do justice to the embossing powders.

 Here I've played with different colours for the background, The Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Flower Frenzy' and embossed over the top in Silver.
I'm not sure if I'll do anything over this, maybe some doodling as the page is quite heavy with the Texture Paste. 
What do you think?
I hope you've enjoyed this play session as much as I did creating it.
Creative hugs,


retdairyqueen said...

Love the flowery one Very clever

maddyrose said...

It's fun trying out new things and this journal has some really lovely exercises. I especially like the last one for both pattern and color.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

That last piece turned out beautiful! I wouldn't add a thing as it stands on it's own quite well.
Sure glad someone is in studio and being creative enough for two! ;-)


Janet said...

I wish I could stop by and meet you face to face but the trip would be a little far!

You just keep coming up with more and more ideas and I like them all.

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhhhh Lovin your pages, The texture paste is awesome, and your ornaments are going to be darling, was hoping to see the finished product!
Hugs Lynn

mariondee-designs said...

wow, I am loving the finished effect! I love the flowery one and also love the birdcage effect over the green background. Alot of work but all worth it! thanks for visiting the other day.. take care, Maryann

Donna said...

What fun techniques! Love all of the colors you used, and the birdcage page is gorgeous! Sounds like your show was a hit!!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I wondered whether you could resist those stamps, I certainly couldn't and they look great on the ornaments.
Great techniques, and thanks for the step by step, I just love texture paste and the effect that the tile medium gives. very cool.

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