Saturday, 11 April 2015

All hail the Dylusions paints

Well what can I say....I've been so excited to get my hands on the new Dylusions paints and I certainly wasn't disappointed. They are brilliant. Using the mini blending foam as an applicator is genius and they are so quick drying and the finish is so smooth, no soaking through to the next page either. It's just so easy to create page after page.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Sights around Britain

Another new project is to make a sort of art journal/scrapbook of places I've been around Britain, with photos, journalling and whatever else I feel like!

Here is the front cover and the first page. The cover I first painted with black gesso and then I stuck down various letters I had which I also painted over with black gesso. Once dry I added foil to the letters in Around and then paint the whole thing silver, then I added some gelato, inka gold and gilding wax to the letters. I added some washi tape and some distress ink before painting it all over with a layer of mod podge to add some protection and keep the tape glued down.

The first page I took two photos of Ynyscedwyn Ironworks in Wales and stuck them down and added a layer of washi tape. I had already painted the page with gesso to prevent any inks soaking through to the other pages. I added some blue distress ink and wrote on the title and journalling.

Mean while in the bird house a blue tit has been busy emptying out the contents and there's only a bit left in the bottom now. It went quiet for a few days and then a couple more blue tits came prospecting so we'll wait and see if anyone moves in!!

A study in Blue

I've been working on some new usual my mind is working over about 58 things some of which turn in to real things at some point now or in the future.....

So here's another canvas I decorated, testing some techniques I've read about and just basically messing about. The paints are mostly paper artsy fresco paints, with some gesso and also a pearlescent pebeo dyna paint all in shades of blue, and a touch of green and silver. I did also manage to splat paint up the wall but don't tell anyone though hehe!!