Saturday, 16 July 2016

#3UP Paperartsy - Hotpicks and Crayons

Hi everyone,

Exciting news today, I'm over on the Paperartsy blog as one of the very lucky people picked to take part in their fab 3UP challenge! Yes how lucky is that?!

I received 3 sets of pre-loved Hotpicks stamps with which to work with and the brief was to use 'crayons'. This covered Distress crayons, Neocolors II, Gelatos, oil pastels etc.

So for my creation I used Gelatos and my beloved Neocolors II, what we created was entirely up to us as long as we used the stamps and the chosen medium.

It was so much fun and a big thank you to the lovely Paperartsy people for all their generosity and hard work in doing all this.

Here are the stamp sets' received:




Here's the start to the background I made using 3 colours of Gelatos' blended on top of a layer of Gesso (Gelatos always work much better on Gesso).
Next step was to take a stencil and with a moist baby wipe, proceed to remove some of the Gelatos through the stencil (faux bleaching effect). As the Gelatos are water soluble this works really well. Add some random stamping over the background using a black Archival ink.




A couple of gorgeous Paperartsy stencils were then used with modelling paste, which were then coloured using nothing but the Gelatos.....see how versatile they are?

Next stage was to use my fab Neocolors II to colour in the stamped images that I received. I just touched my water brush lightly to the tips of the various Neocolors II to help dilute them before colouring the images in. I then fussy cut them out and adhered to the MDF panel. A few little sequins, beads and a couple of other little touches than were added to complete my creation.



Here's a close up of one of my favourite little 'tricks'. Coat your image with a layer of Glossy Accents and set aside to dry thoroughly. Then pop into the freezer for a few minutes to harden, remove it and then crack the surface! Not only does it give a great cracked glass effect it is also quite satisfying to do too!




Supplies used: That's Crafty! MDF panel, Gelatos, Neocolors II, Paperartsy and a Colour box stencil, Paperartsy Hotpicks stamp sets, stickles, sequins, glossy accents, Tim Holtz hardware and accessories.


If anyone has any questions on anything re how this made just leave me a comment ;)

Hope you like it
Donna x

27 comments:

  1. Fabulous project Donna, great tip to put the image in the freezer!

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  2. I love that cracked glass technique. Never heard of that. How effective! I love your project Donna. It was great fun being pert of our little team!

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  3. Fabulous project Donna - love the cracked glass!

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  4. Gorgeous panel Donna and great combination of stamps. The large script stamp is one of my favourites and the cracked glass effect is great (had forgotten about that so thanks for the reminder). Beautiful background you created with your crayons. Fabulous #3Up contribution!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  5. Smashing creation, love your work with the crayons. They team up well with the stamped images. Thanks for the tip on the cracked glossy accents.

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  6. Wow Donna, the crayons blended beautifully, i love your background, and the attention to detail on the top layers!! Fabulous! ~Leandra

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  7. Just fab! so many gorgeous details and they all flow beautifully. I love the cracked glossy accents,a fantastic touch. Thanks for joining us and working so hard. ~Darcy

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  8. Wow Donna, lovely to see you on the PA blog, fabulous project!. Hugs Debsxx

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  9. Wow Donna! This is absolutely beautiful and love all those fabulous details and the tip for the Gelatos too which I much appreciate and will try.
    Well done on being part of 3UP too.
    Fliss xx

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  10. awesome work Donna - the colours are beautiful - so much detail - love this! Hugs rachel x

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  11. Love all the detail in this Donna, you put so much work in, love the cracked accents, little tags, and that fab background! xx

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  12. Wow what fabulous pieces Donna and you have deserved your spot on their blog. Well done and congratulations
    X catherine

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  13. Donna! This looks awesome! What a fun trick with the cracked glass. I love those little bottles. You have this piece jam packed with fabulous details and techniques and textures! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Your have such a creative mind.

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  14. Love! Great black ground, wonderful techniques and super way to use the stamps you were allocated. Xx

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  15. Fabulous!! Loving the background and you have done a fabulous piece for your 3Up. Love how you've combined all the elements a Quirky Stunner indeed!!
    Love
    Amanda X

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  16. Fantastic to see you over at PA, Donna. I love your canvas full of trios, from the three colour background to the three flowers to the three bottles to the three flying bugs. Fabulous!
    Alison x

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  17. Congrats being over at Paperartsy and WOW WOW WOW, fantastic project with amazing details.
    Julie x

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  18. Huge congrats Donna, just fabulous to see you over there showcasing your style!!! Gorgeous project too. Hugs Ruth xxx

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  19. Great design and processes Donna xxx

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  20. No wonder you were chosen, look at this fabuloius creation with those stamps and the mediums you used! Going to remember your tip about the Glossy Accents!

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  21. Huge congrats on your special assignment, what a keen eye they have for talent! You really rocked these stamp sets, wowzers, what a gorgeous piece!! So many wonderful elements and colours, a total piece of eye candy! hugs :)

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  22. You did a beautiful job with this! So very cool! Congrats and way to finish up the week! <3

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  23. Amazing Donna - You did this so so well - GORGOUS!!! Congrats on your PA assignment! GREAT!

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  24. Fantastic project Donna!!! xxx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment,it's really appreciated.

Donna.x