Monday, 27 May 2013

Everything you can imagine is real

Today, I played again with the Fresco Finish paints and tried to recreate a background like we made in the Secret Garden class last week. This is the result.

I used some old papers and glued it to a piece of Kraft paper. Then I coloured it with Rusty Rose and Haystack. These colours match the colours in the paper. Using Snowflake and two templates I added diamonds and a clock. Then I sealed everything with Multi-Medium.

When that was dry, I added more and more colours. I used Old Gold on top of the clock, which gives a shiny effect. Some embellishments and a steampunk stamp finished this project.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Playing with grunge paste

Last weeks two very interesting courses for my work kept me very busy. I did not have time for crafting. Now these courses have finished, there is time again to get out the stamps, Fresco Finish Paints, and Grunge Paste. I watched all Leandra's videos on youtube about Grunge Paste. Of course, I had to try myself on a tag. This is the result.

I used a stencil with leaves. The right branch is applied directly on the tag, and I painted over it. This layer was probably too thin, I could not get the white back. For the left branch, I coloured some grunge paste with Hyde Park, and applied this on top of the paint. Here, I used more Grunge Paste, and the result is better.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Secret Garden

This weekend Ineke and I went to England to visit London and to attend Linda Brown's Secret Garden class.

Ineke had never been to London, so we googled for a walk that would show us the important places in central London. We walked along Trafalgar Square, London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, the Horse Guards, Buckingham Palace, Regent Street and Oxford Street. It was quite a long walk, but well worth it!

On Sunday we attended the Secret Garden class. We selected this class because we wanted to learn how to better use the Fresco Finish paints. It took some effort to get a place in this class, but with some help from Linda we managed. Linda thank you again! We learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

This is my final piece: