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wtorek, 29 sierpnia 2017

King of the world - August Prima Art Recipe

Hello friends,
today I have for you my project for August Art Recipe on Prima blog.

I really like creating projects on canvases. When I use them, I'm not worried about the amount of paints and media as this surface is much more durable than paper. This time I used a round base and I built a multi-layered, rich composition.

There are many fantastic ways to use Art Alchemy paints. I use them as watercolors - I spray the water immediately after application, but remember you have to be fast. After drying, the paint is permanent. When you use the paints this way, you get a more delicate pastel look, when used straight from the tube (or jar), you will get brighter, more saturated tones. These paints are also perfect for splashing and we get beautiful glossy dots. They also work brilliantly with Art Alchemy Waxes and you can see this effect on the seahorse which I painted with paints and highlighted the details with one of the Waxes.

Prima Products: Art Alchemy Metallique Acrylic Paints: Coral Reef 964504, Mermaid Teal 964467, White Pearl 964436; Art Ingredients: Mega Art Stones 964672, Mini Art Stones 963712, Art Stones 963705, Glass Beads 964030; St. Tropez 12X12 Paper Pad 992712, 12x12 Collection Kit-French Riviera 584351, SIIC-French Riviera 584801, SIIC Vintage Emporium 584795, IOD Decor Mold Medallions 815790; Art Basics: Heavy Gesso - White 961374, Clear Gesso 961466; Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Aged Brass 963965, Flower Bundle Mint 590017, Heaven Sent Flowers Ellie 588397, Rossibelle Flowers Harper 590550


piątek, 11 sierpnia 2017

Sisterhood - mixed media canvas for Finnabair Creative Team

Hello friends!

It's time for my new post for Finnabair Creative Team! :)

I'll bet each of you have been in such a situation at least once - you are starting a new project and from the beginning something keeps going wrong… Your initial plans were completely different and nothing seems to be working. Well, I know this feeling, too :) 

The base of this project is a canvas that I started a few weeks ago. Nothing special, right? The colors went wrong and nothing made sense in general... I just threw it under the desk.

However, because I hate to waste materials and don't like giving up, I took this canvas out and decided to give it another chance.

It was definitely a better day and after choosing the photo, it all went swimmingly. These two sweet girls are my friend's daughters and I think they will like this canvas very much.

I started by painting everything with Heavy White Gesso - it's every mixed media artist's best friend and always comes to the rescue when you want to cover or hide any unwanted parts.

Here and there the original color was showing but this time it went with my new vision.

My next step was playing with the Mica Powders and pigments. I chose some colors and created a new background. You will be able to see how I did it in the video below.

This project is very rich. I used a lot of chipboards that I painted with watercolors to make them match the project.

And of course - I couldn't do without flowers that I love so much! Not only are they pretty, but also work just perfectly to fill in all the empty places and to create layers and dimension. I covered all my flowers here with the gesso to make them blend in more with this project.

The last step was to sprinkle them with Glass Glitter which created an amazing effect.

I also made my own embellishments with the beautiful metal Mechanicals Lotus flowers. In the middle of each flower I put the clear Art Pebbles, their bottom painted with Art Alchemy Sparks paints. They look unbelievable, you should really try this trick!

These paints are also perfect for splashing, leaving beautiful delicate and shiny dots.

And now, please enjoy my video and if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer in the comments below.

So remember - if you have any projects that you think went wrong for some reason, don't give up on them and don't throw them away!

Simply grab a paintbrush plus some white or black gesso and give them a new life. :)

Happy creating!

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