Monday, 19 November 2018

Paint by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

For my Colour Blast Blog post this week I couldn't decide which photo I like so I did both as they were both to do with paint

You will find the Colour Paste here at the Colour Blast shop or find your nearest Stockist here

Colour Paste Canvas

So for the first canvas after painting with White Gesso  I used the Colour Paste as a paint rather than a paste to paint my very uneven stripes the colours I used are - Apple of my Eye, Blush, Fire Engine, Singin the Blues, Sunshine and Tangerine Dream I did two coats so the colours came out intense like they do when you use them as a paste through a stencil

I also painted the paintbrush that was covered first in BlackGesso which makes the colours look different - I used Fire Engine, Sunshine and Apple of my Eye

Then to do the stencilled dots I used Colour Paste Stormy Weather

I added a few embellishments like the transparent butterfly and the Today which I've had forever I think they were Heidi Swapp 
The dotted card I'm not sure if it's Project Life or Kaiser and then the words are from Tim Holtz's Small Talk sticker book
The paint Brush I just added some flowers and a butterfly that I can't remember where it came from I've had it that long 

Colour Shimmer Cubes Canvas

The second Canvas I splattered the watered down Colour Shimmer Cubes over the canvas after painting it with White Gesso the colours I used are - Apple of my Eye, Fire Engine, Punch, Singin the Blues, Sunshine and Tangerine Dream

Then to do the little frame from Memory Maze I used Colour Shimmer Cube Leather

I painted a small piece of watercolour paper with Tangerine Dream Sunshine and Singin the Blues and used a flower sticker I've had for ever I think it came with the green butterfly from the other canvas and the butterfly on this canvas

I had some old paint brushes that I dipped in the same three colours so it looked like they were the brushes I used to paint the canvas then put a few flowers across the bottom 

I also used another card this time stripes from either Project Life or Kaiser with a Small Talk sticker quote

I had a little clear arrow I've had in my stash for ever - these canvases have been great for using up older pieces 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come back soon x

Friday, 16 November 2018

Canvas by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi there, today I'm sharing something a little different for me.  
I've made a canvas with lots of Colour Blast goodness.

I started out with a  12 x 24 canvas and some old pieces of patterned paper from my stash.  The paper has been cut in to small, different sized pieces and adhered to the canvas with Matte Medium.

Once dry, I've added a layer of Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock that I've mixed with an acrylic paint base.  Once dry I used a wet wipe to lighten some of this.

My next step was to start painting layers on the canvas.  I have used the same Peacock acrylic mix and a mix of Colour Shimmer Dust Paris  and acrylic solution.  I've also used some white paint.  Using a paint brush and my fingers I layered the paint utill I was happy with it.

Once the canvas was dry, I mixed some Heavy Black Gesso with some Glazing liquid.  This extends the drying time of the gesso.
I've coated a layer of this mix over the whole canvas, left for a few minutes then used lots and lots of baby wipes to wipe this off.  

The gesso is then left in the grooves on the canvas from the little bits of paper stuck on at the start.
You can see this in the last photo, sorry it's super blurry.

I've then used a stencil and Black Heavy Gesso to add a light layer of contrast across the canvas.  On top of this I have used some modelling paste through a stencil.  Don't forget to include the sides of your canvas.

I felt like I needed a little more darkness in my piece.  I mixed a some water with Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock and also a little Midnight.  This made a super gorgeous dark teal colour.  I used a brush to make puddles and runs of this down the canvas.

Once all dry I have added some Colour Paste Bling to my canvas.  I used a small amount on the end of a finger to rub this on.

Hope you've been inspired.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Heartbreaking by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. As I sat down to think of a layout, I had to first de-clutter my desk a bit. One thing I had was my box of washie tapes. So I decided to do a layout using them. It took a little thinking but I was happy with the end result.

To begin with I grabbed my washie tapes. I tore lengths then tore them in half before sticking them down around my cardstock and through the inside around where I planned for my photo to be.

I added some Leather Colour Paste through a stencil.

I dry brushed Heavy White Gesso all over, thicker in some areas. Then using a nappy wipe I wiled some of the Gesso off the Leather Colour Paste.

I unscrewed my Coffee Colour Spray & used the end to drop some colour around. Then using my water spray I gave each blob a spray moving the colour around & drying with a heat gun.

I coloured some tags I made by adding a few drops of Walnut Artist Ink onto my craft mat then adding water. I varied the shading by adding a little more water as I went.

I embossed my chipboard by first covering it with Leather Colour Embossing Powder. Then after heat activating adding Sienna Colour Embossing Powder to some areas.

I then gave it some splatters with Coffee Colour Spray.

I matted my photo then dry brushed it with Heavy White Gesso.

Covering my photo I splattered Coffee Colour Spray around.

I punched out some flowers using the same paper as my tags. I then gave them a light wash with watered down Coffee Colour Spray.

I dry brushed the Gesso around my flowers, tags, chipboard & title to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.
xxx Suzy

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Art is a Way of Life-Off the page Chrissi M

Hello Lovelies
Do I have something different for you today!
I decided to go Off The Page today. Its been a while since I've gone off the page. But I had so much fun making this, I love it.
I started with an old paint palette I had laying around. It was used in the past, so I started by covering it with Heavy Gesso. It only took 2 coast to give me a nice base, ready to add my colour.
I wanted a nice dark blue, and I knew the Artist Ink in Marine would be perfect. I used one of the small misters that came in my Colour Blast Mixed Media Kit, and added some Marine to the mister, then topped up with water and viola- my own Marine colour spray. Then I went to work spraying my palette. I also added some Indigo in the Colour Sprays. I love the colour combo.

I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't take that much ink to get vibrant colours. In the past I have had problems getting spray inks to be vibrant when applied over gesso. Not the case here. I applied my sprays, let them dry- with some help from my heat gun then applied another layer of colour. 
Now it was time to add some texture and interest to my background. I went with Royal Colour Paste and a stencil from my new Oct Colour Blast Kit. I Adore it!! 

To add some more detail, I used the matching stamp from the Oct kit as well, and a circle stamp from a previous kit. 
Now for the focal point of my project. I wanted an artistic quote. I want to use this as a wall hanging in my art room. So I chose
 'Art is a way of life'. I drew the letters for the word Art by hand- I know right!! I cut them out and painted them with Black Heavy Gesso. Then used gel medium to glue it to my palette.
I overlapped my letters a bit to make it look more symmetrical. To define the edges of my letters from each other, I then traced around them with my white stabilo.
I wanted to use this awesome new die I received in my Oct Kit- which you can also purchase from the online store. Its a fabulous distressed butterfly. I cut some out in black cardstock and a dark purple colour too. 
Then it was time for the focal point of my piece. I really wanted to use paintbrushes and an embellishment for my piece. I made a little cluster with the butterfly, some dyed cheesecloth and my brushes. I love how this turned out!
To finish my quote, I used a set of wooden stamps I have. I love the look this gave the quote.
And that's my project. I adore how this turned out, just as I pictured in my head lol. That doesn't happen often, so I was very happy.

I hope you enjoyed my post, and have been inspired to try something new. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Chrissi xxx