I painted my background on canvas with acrylic paints. Actually I have noticed that my paintings never end up as nice as I would like, so this time I just squirted blobs of yellow paint around the A4 canvas sheet, dabbed my brush in red and started spreading the yellow around: really cool! I added some green on one edge, so my citrus colours are lime, lemon and orange. I stamped the Penny Black "Soft Whisper" image using black acrylic paint and started dabbing gesso through my TCW mini hexagons stencil. When I thought I had enough coverage, I added glitter with a clear Wink of Stella pen, sewed the background on a card base and glued on a bunch of sequins. Looking at the result, I regretted not mixing a grey for stamping the tree: there were places without gesso, and they were too black. I added some white with a Sharpie and smudged it with my fingers, but the sequins were already adhered, so I couldn't get any underneath them. I love the hazy, glittery look of this card, even though it is difficult to catch in pictures!
sunnuntai 8. helmikuuta 2015
Bokeh or not to bokeh
When I first ran into the word bokeh in this blogpost a few weeks ago, I had to do a google search to find out what bokeh means. I found it quite fascinating that all of a sudden I started running into the word on several other posts too! I don't happen to have a circle stencil, but looking at an advertisement in the paper I realized that the baubles could also be hexagons. I decided to try the bokeh on the Stampotique Designers challenge (citrus colours) well aware that the card would also be fit for the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge (All things bright and beautiful). Since I use hexagons, I ended up in a hurry to finish this of before the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (H is for...) ends!