Thursday, June 30, 2016

A girl and her cat..

Recently I did this trying out something that I had not tried with the Acrylic paints. I normally do this technique with watercolours but not with acrylic paints.

I sat down and just drew straight on the paper pages, no Gesso first. I love drawing those cats. This one looks very quizzical. I always sketch in my sketch book, drawing what I feel like at the time but not in my art journal. Well I draw in my art journal but it is always over the top of a background, then add gesso and then paint the image I am going to have on the top. That is what I did different this time.  I drew in my art journal and then I added the paints, like I would with watercolour. Leaving a white gap around all the drawing. I really like the way the white is around everything. I blended about 4 colours of DecoArt Americana paints into the background trying to give it some interest. Then of course I added some splatters of white on the top. Added some dangles in the corner, I love doing those and they seem to pop up on a page here and there in my art journal. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing a page in my art journal. I am busy working on the ICAD challenge and will pop the next 10 of those up this Friday. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Heart Wall Hanging

For the Helmar Creative Team (more pictures and details on the Helmar page)
 I have made a wall hanging out of a wood scrap. I love making my own embellishments for my art and for this I made a heart with crackle and paper layers.  

I painted a layer of Gesso and then used some Modeling paste through a Tim Holtz Argyle stencil to get the triangles.  Decoart Sea Breeze painted over the top and then I used my fingers and lightly added Desert Turqoise over the top of the texture. I added some Gesso to some gauze and cut some hessian to size for under the heart.

Then added some DecoArt paint and then crackle glaze to the cut out heart. When the cracks appeared I rubbed in some Antiquing cream in white to enhance the cracks.

For the wire work. I got my pliers and the wire and fitted it over the side of the heart just wrapping it around and around. I then gathered up some paper beads and wired them up too. Hubby drilled and placed the eyelets for me. I just popped dots so he knew were they had to go.

I got my typewriter out and added a quote to the side with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste, just adds that little element that I like. The quote reads 'We fall in love by chance, we stay in love by choice'.

Time for assembly. Using the Helmar Tacky Glue I layered the hessian and then the gauze.

Then because of the wire I used the Helmar liquid scrap dots. That worked perfectly to hold the wire and give me the dimension that I needed for the heart to sit straight with the wire underneath.

Grabbed a word band from my stash and added the gear with more of the Helmar Liquid scrap dots. It really is the perfect thing for when things just can't sit flat. Added wire to the top and my strung paper beads and glittery beads with little birdcage to the bottom.
So hope you liked my wall hanging today. I sure had fun making it and doing all the little elements.

I am linking this up with Paint Party Friday

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

My ICAD 2016

#1 Mixed tape
I have been doing the Daisy Yellow Index card challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy the challenge of doing a small index card art every day for the months of June and July. I am up to day 15 so here are my first 10 cards. Will post the next 10 next week.

#2 Pyramid
#3 Snoopy

#4 Typewriter
#5 Cloud

#6 Top Ten List

#7 Off Prompt
#8 Island
#9 Compass
#10 Cobalt Blue
Posting this up for Paint Party Friday. Love going around and seeing what everyone else is up to. Might find some other Index card art.

Have a great day.
Vicki-Ann :)