Monday, 21 March 2016

IndigoBlu: Yellow, Pink and Green

It's that time of the month again - the good one I mean, with the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge!!!! When it comes to colour, it's a good job to have it as a theme: there are so many gorgeous colours from the IndigoBlu Acrylic paint range, that I'd be hard pressed to choose !!!

So here we have some soft pastel colours for this challenge, using Peppermint Tea, Iced Gem and Banana Custard.

I've got one of the new Stamp sets - and chose the Word Blocks designed by Mike Deakin. This is an A5 set, but it contains 6 separate stamps. I love the words, it's very much something I will use time and again! I've also used an older A5 stamp set, that works very well with the new Sarah's Choice.

(photo of new stamps with the paints)

I decided to go with a lovely flat canvas as a base - I applied white GeesSo-Good Gesso. Added some texutre using the fine Pigment Modelling paste (texture paste) along with the IndigoBlu texture stencil.

Once dry, I added my paints and then chose the photo of the little girl holding flowers from the Lost Family set A6 set of gorgeous card stacks! I had little lilac flowers, which I coloured with the Banana Custard paint.

I painted some white card for my sentiments - I used both Banana Custard (for the individual words) and Iced Gem (for the large LOVE sentiment), using Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink.

I then used Yorkshire Dales Mega Flake around the edges of the photo and sentiments, and also the tag, which I stamped using the hessian stamp from Sarah's Choice.

The lace was from a big stash of scrap materials a friend gave me - and this one suited the image perfectly! It was already this colour!!!

Once I'd glued everything down, I went a little wild and added an actual rose, it was from my partner at Valentine's and I had left them to dry on the window sill, so thought I'd see how long it lasts on my canvas!!!

I hope you like it! I'm pleased with the results and I hope you feel like having a play with textures and mixed media projects, it's super fun!

Products Used:
Mega Flake - Yorkshire Dales
Stamps - A5 Word Blocks #1 and A5 Sarah's Choice
Stencil - Texture
Paints - Banana Custard, Iced Gem, Peppermint Tea
Flowers - Finnabair set of 10
Texture Paste
Card Stacks - Lost Family