Thursday 11 February 2016

Lindy's Color Challenge

Super bright color challenge over at Lindy's  here is the color board

LOVE the elephant!

 I started with a tag covered with encyclopedia paper and glued on steampunk cameo chipboard.
Next i glued on chipboard and flowers.  I used gears and cogs, wings 2, winders and clock face chipboard.  I wanted it to look like it was one big hair piece like women would wear during Marie Antoinette time. In the top and bottom corners is the flourish cut in half, once it had dried I cut off the overhang.  Doesn't look like much right now.
 Next i painted the whole tag with white gesso, once the gesso was dry i painted a top coat of white acrylic paint.  I didn't paint the background print just around it.

 Now the magic or should i say the magicals.  Product used were Jazzy Livin Purple, Delphinium Turquoise, magical rusty lantern lime,autumn maple crimson, red hot poker orange magicals.  First i mixed the magicals with water, the starburst were already mixed, then apply color with an eye dropper and paint brush.  I would mist with a water to blend.  I allowed to dry overnight it was super saturated at this point and i could do much.

 The flourish and cameo were painted with black acrylic ink, then stamped with a texture stamp with white acrylic ink.  The gears, clock face, and wings were highlighted with gold acrylic paint.  Next i dry brushed the collage with black acrylic paint.

 Final details were inking the edges of tag, adding a line of brads and some random puddles of embossing enamel.

Finally Friday and it is a long weekend, Alex is having a sleep over let the crafting begin.


  1. wow - ab great blog with great artwork!! i found your blog via claudia (sandee&amelies).
    many greetings from austria

    1. thanks so much nice to know there are people out there actually reading my blog.

  2. A small tag with BIG beauty!! Thank you for joining us for the Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge this month!!