Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Be Youtiful

Two videos up in less than a week!! It is quite amazing what you can accomplish when planning and marking aren't part of the equation....except they are and I MUST get more work done before half term is over!!! Anyway, here is another one, a commission for a dear family member to take to Australia. I started using canvas board to make it lighter for packing and discovered I so much prefer it to actual canvas. Much easier to stamp and stencil onto when it doesn't give! I am converted! Its a piece inspired by an Australia artist (coincidence) called Julie Ryder whose work is a billion times more beautiful and accomplished than mine so please also visit her blog here: http://made-by-me-julieryder.blogspot.co.uk/

...and here is my process video https://youtu.be/DfNwPOkX9rU. The list of products used can be found below.

Products used in this piece are as follows:
8x10 canvas board
White acrylic paint
docrafts artiste acrylic paint in the following colours:
  • Blackberry
  • Amethyst
  • Metallic Black
  • Metallic Amethyst
  • Pearl
  • Iris
  • Lavender
  • Silver
  • Pearl Wisteria
  • Rose Pink
Impasto gloss gel (heavy matt medium)
Glitz it glitter glue in Soft Lavender and Violet Shimmer
Meadow stamps
Black Archival Ink
3D Pearl Effects in Black, Lilac and Silver
Hi Tack Glue
Pink Sequins
Alphabet Stamps (free gift from a magazine)
Patterned paper from Trimcraft "The Promise"
Matt Medium
Reeves water soluble wax pastels in purple
Butterfly stamp

Thursday, 20 October 2016

A special canvas for a special person

After we met my cousin for lunch on the way up to Scotland it struck me what a generous and giving person she is. She has gone through some really tough times recently with her health and she is only 25 so I wanted to do something really special for her that would reflect what an amazing person I think she is. So I made her this. I hope it reflects the generous and beautiful spirit she has. I also made a process video for it which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/2n5niEIkKOk

A list of products used can be found below.

Product List
16x20 inch wrapped canvas
Various scraps of tissue paper
Windsor and Newton Matt Medium
White acrylic paint
docrafts artiste acrylic paint in the following colours:
  • Blackberry
  • Amethyst
  • Metallic Amethyst
  • Lush Pink
  • Pearl Ice Blue
  • Sea Spray
  • Lavender
  • Azure Blue
  • Pearl Wisteria
docrafts Glitz It Glitter Glue in the following colours:
  • Light Blue
  • Violet Shimmer
  • Soft Lavender
  • Fushia
  • Pink Powder
Daler Rowney Impasto Gel
Ranger Texture Tools
Vintage Wonders PaperStack
Faber Castell Big Brush Markers in the following colours:
  • Black
  • Purple Violet
  • Manganese Violet
  • Cobalt Turquoise
  • Pink Madder Lake
A4 sheet of plain white cardstock
Letter stamps by Papermania
Gold embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Butterfly stamps by Papermania
Black archival ink
Foam tape
12x12 pink cardstock
Hi Tack all purpose glue
Pink sequins