Friday 19 February 2016

Neocolor Cards for PaperArtsy Wax Challenge

I was away last week for Colin's birthday and we spent a couple of days on an idyllic island, where we had this glorious beach all to ourselves on an unusually sunny day. For a Valentine's Day present Colin took me to the Nantes version of our shop 'Great Art'. I was in heaven, stroking the pencils! I bought myself some more Neocolor crayons too.

 Over on the PaperArtsy blog, the challenge is to use wax. Do check out the challenge entries as there are the most amazing encaustic pieces; I have loved looking at them! For me, it was a chance to use my Neocolor crayons which are lovely. I stamped some of the brand new Lin Brown floral stamps with Coffee Archival over a couple of sheets of A4, which I had first covered with a layer of gesso.

I then scribbled the crayons on the images and pushed the colour around with a waterbrush. I love how the poppies turned out, so vibrant!

I then chopped the pieces up to make cards. I added a few white pen highlights. Not very exciting, but I did need some more birthday cards.
I am entering the PaperArtsy wax challenge which is here.

Friday 5 February 2016

Button Heart Canvas for PaperArtsy Hearts Challenge

The current challenge on PaperArtsy is Hearts. I had some gold tissue left from Christmas so I used it to cover an 8 x 8 box canvas to give a really rich gold. I wanted to make a heart shape purely out of buttons, painted with Fresco paints. I used pink and purple shades and some blends, Bougainvillea, Pansy, Lavender, Purple Rain, Rose, and Orchid. I also used a wash of colour on some book page and stamped the tiny 'flowers' from Sara Naumann Eclectica 17 to pop in the centre of a few of the buttons for some variation. I love this set!

I am entering the challenge which is here. Do pop over and see the current new product releases and gorgeous samples which are being shown all week on the blog!