Sunday, 8 February 2015

It's pink and orange

It is pink and orange....yikes!!!! It's also really quite funny as pink and orange is one of Leandra's favourite colour combos and I can quite vividly remember remarking on the fact in not a very favourable way. Anyways, times change, tastes change and I thought I would give it a whirl so today I thought I would show you a few close up shots of another of the projects featured on the PaperArtsy launch video for my new lines. Leandra will NEVER let me live this one down!!!

I painted my canvas board with blend of Banana, Tangerine Twist and Bougainvillea, three of the colours from my new set of Limited Edition Fresco Finish paint. I used Caribbean Sea to to stencil a flower from PS013 along with stamping some of Ellen Vargo's chunky and sketchy hand carved images. I love the contrast between the thick and skinny lines, it makes it so interesting. Lately, I have been using Snowflake to add accents to my work. I love the sharp contrast of the white against the bright background.

In this close up you can see how I added little dots of coloured paint over the top of the Snowflake dots. I thought black would also look quite cool but this time, I used ink instead of paint as I wanted the images to be really sharp.

I used one of those mini canvases for the base of my focal point, painted with Banana and Tangerine Twist and dry brushed with Snowflake and Caribbean Sea. I added a touch of washi tape and stencilling for interest.

Now for the little house. I sponged Tangerine Twist over the shadow stamp of the house (ELB14) with a little bit of Bougainvillea around the edges. When I stamped it, it didn't look bright pink at all, it created another warm orangey colour.

Detail stamped over the top with Jet Black Archival ink. 

I also made a Caribbean Sea house as I like to cut them up and "mix'n'match" them. It really changes the way the house looks.

I also added a few charms for the finishing touches. The ones hanging underneath the mini canvas have been painted with Caribbean Sea and have had the Treasure Gold treatment with a touch of Classic TG.

I know that a lot of my followers have said in the past that they feel a project like this is unachievable for them so I hope by breaking it down and explaining the process, you can see that it is in fact not at all difficult and that you will try it for yourself.

Have a great weekend,
Lin x


Helen said...

This is beautiful, Lin - and great to see it in more detail here... I absolutely love the new colours (together and apart) and your houses are gorgeous.

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving the layers and being able to follow the build up! Such a feast of colour as we await Spring! Xx

Wendy Bellino said...

Love the color combination! The "mixandmatch" idea is just the inspiration I needed!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Sooo gorgeous! I love the colours, all the layers are just perfect & the little house is very cute.

Miriam said...

Beautiful project Lin - I love the colours and the stamps and how you have put them together - beautiful!

sally said...

Love this & really smiled as I too am a fan of pink & orange together (you should see today's mani!)


Steven said...

I'm begining to like pink!!

Claire said...

Stunning project, so great to see the steps it took - thanks for sharing them Xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!! Yes, pink and orange are great together!!! :)