Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"Art" Mixed Media Canvas for ColourArte Blog Challenge by Kim Fuller, AngeldreamCrafts

Hello friends, Kim Fuller from AngeldreamCrafts here today! I have a fun share for you today! Each month on the ColourArte Blog they are having a challenge. This months challenge is Texture.
I love texture, so any chance I get to play with some is a good day for me. I had this canvas board for a while, it was a yard sale find, and it needed some love and attention. I started off with some Prima paper, and ripped up some strips for my first layer of texture.  The thing about texture on a piece is that it can come from so many different places, and paper is a great way to start!
Once the paper was down, I got out some chipboard from Gina's Designs Lasercuts. I used some antique bronze spray and the chipboard piece I used as a stencil to add my next layer of dimension and texture.
Now its time to get messy!  I mixed up a concoction of some African Jade Silks Acrylic Glaze, some Pop micro beads and some texture paste. Mix the whole lot up with a popsicle stick and you have some amazing textured paste to use on your art.
I love this, the beads and the colour from the Silks really made the texture on the canvas stand out.
On the left below you can see a close up of the texture I achieved with it. 
I next got out my Creative Paper Clay and made some molds of some butterfly wings and a fun little face. I used some Twinkling H2o's to colour the wings and then got out my script stamp and stamped on top of the wings for some fun texture as well.
 Now, back to the canvas. I used my Radiant Rain spray (did I mention that I LOVE these sprays??) and my water mister. I sprayed on in sections and then used some water to create drips down the canvas. This is simple and easy to do, but again it adds another dimension to the texture I am trying to achieve on the piece.  I used more of the script stamp on the background as well.

 Now its time to layer on your embellishments. I worked in some beautiful pieces from a Ken Oliver paper I had in my stash and some wooden pieces as well. You can see on the wood paint brush I used some gold crackle paint and more micro beads in gold as well for further texture. The trick I find with texture is to layer, layer, layer. Even things as simple as paper add that next level of dimension to your art.

 I kept on adding my paper clay pieces, paper from the paper line, wooden pieces and even and old hinge I had in my stash, which I used texture paste and rust alcohol inks on.
 Keep on adding some fun pieces until you achieve your desired look.
Here is the finished piece.  I am thrilled with the outcome, I had a blast making this piece. Remember Texture is visual as well as dimensional, and layering on things like colour, paper, stamps, metal and clay all add to a fun textural piece.
Don't forget to check out all the fun over on the ColourArte Blog or check out their Facebook Page HERE.
You can also find some fun ideas over on the Creative Paper Clay Blog
and last, but certainly not least, check out all the great stuff going on over at Gina's Designs Lasercuts Blog, their Facebook Group and YouTube Channel
Thanks for stopping by!
Products Used
Ken Oliver Studios Paper
ButterBeeScraps Metal Embellishments
13 Arts Texture Paste
POP Micro Beads, White and Gold
Prima Butterfly Paper, Script Stamp and Resin Light Bulb
Prima Gold Crackle Paste
Creative PaperClay Mould Pieces
Ranger Alcohol Ink
Patina and Copper Gilder's Paste

Monday, July 13, 2015

Simple and Easy Background for a Layout Featuring ColourArte by Kim Fuller

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!  I have a super simple and easy background technique to share with you all today.  I have used my wonderful Twinkling H2o's and a piece of canvas paper to start. The list of the colours can be found at the bottom of this post, complete with links to find them.
I started by spritzing the paper with some water and then apply random strokes of the watercolour to the page. Keep spritzing on lightly with your mister and move the paint around on the page. Remember to leave some white spaces on the page for contrast. Lastly, I took the darkest colour of the "Twinks" and wet my brush and again randomly splattered it on top of the background. That's all I did to create my background!  The point is to have fun, and remember there is no right or wrong way to do this!
Next, I got out my embellishments I wanted to add.
Its now time to layer on the paper pieces I chose, and one of the chipboard pieces from Gina's Designs.
Once, I figured out my layout, I got out some stamps from my stash and did some stamping around the page. I didn't want to overwhelm the background so I didn't press too hard with the stamp, I just wanted some light "ghost" type images.
Lastly, I added some lovely Petaloo Flowers and I also added some Radiant Rain spray in Sunburst, and some Ranger Distress spray in Cracked Pistachio around the chipboard and resin pieces I added. 

 I added a butterfly for a finishing touch, tucking it in around the Prima resin heart.
I hope you will give this simple and easy background a try, the trick is to not be afraid and just play! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
For more information, please visit my blog HERE
List of Products Used
Prima Resin
Petaloo Flowers
Paper From My Stash
Inkadinkadoo Leaf Stamp
Black Stayzon Ink
Studio 71 Canvas Paper