Monday, 25 May 2015
Grunge Up Your Poppies
Hope you are all well out there. I know some of you have had poorly animals to cope with so my best wishes go to you all and the lovely animals too of course!
I have done a painting on my beloved wood inspired by this very beautiful post here.
The only trouble is I have no poppy stamps! That doesn't usually deter me so out came the Speedycarve and I made a little poppy stamp (which you can see later) but although I was pleased with it, it wasn't quite big enough. So I thought, just draw the poppies and then paint them......simples!
Grab your piece of wood, sand it down, Decoart Gesso it, brayer on your paint ( I used the cheaper Decoart Acrylic Crafters paints) add a little stamping for texture and interest, draw your flowers, paint them using Decoart Media Fluid paints, then use a posca pen and Stabilo all pencil to highlight the flowers....all done.....oh and add aTim Holtz Small Talk sentiment and you're all finished.
I cannot recommend the Decoart Media Fluid paints enough. They really have the most wonderful, statin sheen to them and the colours are so vibrant, makes painting a real joy.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
The Mixed Media Monthly, May Flowers
Anything but Cute, Vintage Garden
Stamping Sensations, Flower Power ( I've used a Dina Wakley stamp for the background)
That Craft Place, Shabby Chic
Inspiration Destination, Anything Goes
Hope you like it