Sunday, 23 February 2014

Don't forget!

Don't forget that tomorrow is the day when my classes at The Bead Scene are up for grabs. I have updated the website with all the details and if you click on the "Book Classes" button you will be able to view all the nitty gritty but the site will not allow you to book until I press the magic button tomorrow. Here's a taste of what's in store.

I had a spare hour on my hands yesterday and decided to have a little bit of a play with some of the new PaperArtsy products....there are so many, it was hard to decide which ones to use but I really wanted to try and include some of Ellen Vargo's new hand carved designs as this is a style that I have become very fond of so here is a step by step of what I did.

1. To start, I pasted a piece of the new Chatsworth paper collection to a piece of grey board using matt medium. I also pasted a layer of this over the paper to seal it and project it.Then I sanded the edges.

2. I used one of my new stencils PS002 to add some designs to the paper using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint. I dried this thoroughly before working on the next layer.

3. I painted a layer of slightly watered down Chartreuse over the whole thing. This is one of the colours from my Limited Edition set of paints. I can honestly say it is my new favourite colour, I have used up a whole bottle already!!!

4. I took one of the fabulous hand carved stamps from EEV04 and stamped it with Snowflake. After drying thoroughly, I took a baby wipe and added a layer of Tikka ...... another Limited Edition colour.

5. Next, another Ellen Vargo stamp, this time from EEV03 and again I stamped with Snowflake and dried it.

6. Baby wipe technique again, this time with Chutney, another Limited Edition colour ......can you see a bit of a pattern going on here. It's all about the layers, starting with the lightest colour and building. I also used the Chutney around the edges of the grey board.

7. Now to start building the top layer. Because the colours I wanted to use are translucent, they wouldn't show up very well over my multi-layered background so I added a layer of Snowflake first, this allows me to build on top of this and shows the true colour of the paint. The stencilled image is from PS005.

8. I added a layer of Chartreuse, followed by a bit of shading with Seaweed and Green Olives. To make the leaves pop, I used a technique that Jo Firth-Young uses, she draws around images with a black fine line pen and it really does add something to your work. Sorry I forgot to take a photo of this step but you can see it in the final piece.

9. Now for my flower. On a piece of heavy weight, white smoothy card, I used Chutney to stencil the flower from PS003. 

10. When it was dry, I re-positioned the stencil using the dots which were designed to fit this flower and added a layer of snowflake so that I could then add Chartreuse dots.

11. I painted a Crunchy Paper die cut Bloom and added some Treasure Gold to the creases. While I had the black paint yo hand, I also painted a small resin flower and gave it the Treasure Gold treatment, this would become the centre of my flower.

12. For the finishing touches I stamped the following stamps with Rangers Black Archival ink.

Message - ELB05
Icon across top and bottom - LPC028
Splats - MN72

13. I just love how paint works, you can see so much detail in all the layers.

I hope you enjoyed following the process that I follow and maybe give it a go yourself. 

I'm off out for  lunch now to celebrate a very special little man's birthday, he turned eight on Wednesday and was away on holiday in Spain for his Birthday....can't wait to see him.

Don't forget class release tomorrow, I am really excited to be teaching new classes with so many new products.



Helen said...

I'm sure the classes will sell out super fast, they look fabulous. As does your grey board panel - I love that! I agree about the Chartreuse, it's a gorgeous colour even if I haven't used as much as you yet!

finnella03 said...

So love it Lin! Can you move the spotty flower stencil to shadow the spots. Hang on a minute I have the stencil will go & try, far better than revision! Lol

sam21ski said...

Wow love this technique with the white and the wiping back, gorgeous final piece.

Sam xx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Kath said...

Absolutely stunninv Lin xxx

massofhair said...

Fantastic Tag Lin, the layering is fantastic & so are the mix of styles:-) xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous, Lin!

Lucy x

Living to work - working to live said...

Lin - thanks for the heads up with Paperartsy and those fresco finish paints. I've not succumbed yet, really because I don't know where to start. But they look very yummy.

Daniele said...

fingers crossed this time but I'm at work
loving the new colour paints
hugs x

Miriam said...

Gorgeous. ...can't wait to get my hands on the new stash

Jacqui Chimes said...

Lovely x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Lin love what you have created x

butterfly said...

Glorious creation - and fabulous to see all those layers building up step by step, thank you.
Alison x

PetraB said...

Your creation is stunning, so many fantastic layers.

craftimamma said...

The class sample looks amazing Lin. So many beautiful products showcased there not to mention the class itself. As for the stunning greyboard panel, well, it is simply that .........stunning!!!

I can't wait for Ally Pally to stroke the new stuff before I work out which ones I can afford, lol! I actually want them all. I have your beautiful paints but think I might need to buy a second set as they are limited edition, lol!

Thanks for taking the time to show us the step by step for the panel. Fabulous how you build up the layers.

Lesley Xx

sally said...

Wish I was close enough for the class! I'll be adding stuff to my wish list after this lovely article :-)


Coco said...

Love all the layers you built up, and the fabulous flower you made wow!! thanks for sharing the steps Lin. Hugs, Coco xx

Wanda H said...


Living to work - working to live said...

Bother - I dithered and procrastinated and now the course I wanted to book is full! You're a popular lady!!

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely Lin! Have fun with the class. Kim

Alexandra said...

Wow! this is stunning Lin. I love the colours, textures and all the stamping details. Gorgeous! xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! Absolutely beautiful and higher technique!!
It is a very exciting, thank you Lin :))