Friday, 13 July 2018

Paint pouring on pebbles!


Paint pouring is everywhere at the moment. Have you noticed?! I LOVE it, it's my kind of messy.

For my latest project over on the DecoArt Media blog I used their new pouring medium and the amazing clear pouring top coat. I just love the top coat - it sells with a beautiful glass like finish.

Anyway, I wanted to see if you could pour paint on anything ... like pebbles for instance, and it turns out that yes, you can! All of the details, pics and step-by-stpes are on the DecoArt Media blog *here*.



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Making it personal!



Yay! It's time for another Gel Press video, and this time it's all about cutting your own single use stencils and making it personal. 


Part 1 is available to view now, and part 2 follows on Saturday. As always, thanks for watching!


Monday, 18 June 2018

Summer style art journaling.

Background stencil by Dylusions
Quote stamp by me! for Stampotique Originals

Teaching a regular art journaling class at Art from the Heart definitely keeps me on my toes. Nothing like a looming deadline to get the creative juices flowing ... LOL! I teach this class approx once a month and aim to do something completely different or a new technique every time.

A while ago I painted a vintage caravan on a pebble which I then hid for someone to find (see Love on the rocks on facebook). The design was very popular on both facebook and Instagram, so I decided to turn it into a journal page.




Who wouldn't want a vintage caravan in a style like this?!



Thursday, 14 June 2018

Masquerade!



Ooh masks can be a bit spooky and creepy can't they?! When I taught at the latest Ministry of Mixology event (fabulous event but the way!), there was a theme of 'masks' on the first 'meet and greet' evening. I racked my brains for a while thinking about what to do, and then I came across a plain white plastic masquerade mask (for my UK friends - this was £1 fromThe Works! Bargain!)



After a coat of gesso I used the *new* DecoArt Americana Premium acrylics in: Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, as the colours are so pigmented you really do get beautiful bright colours.


A bit of stencilling, finger painting, and stamping using stamps by Andy Skinner, along with some doodling using Posca pens, and some final touches of glitter and a few feathers.

I gave the whole thing a few coats of spray varnish to protect it a little and it left a beautiful satin sheen too :-)