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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Prima Paintables...

...what fun.

I have had a fab day playing with Inktense washes, seed beads, blooms and lace. The project at this month's Artbase crop was a LO using the Prima paintable sheets - it was great. Although everyone had the same base sheet by the end of the day there wasn't any that looked the same.


Margaret showed us a number of different ways to colour the backgrounds - wash, sponge, salting. I stuck with a basic wash using the Iris Blue Inktense pencil.

Blooms and lace were tinted with the wash.

Seed beads in glossy accents created the heart embelishment.

All the colouring was with Intense pencils blended with water.

Some pearl acrylic paint was used for the swirls and silver pen for the twigs.

It was a lovely peaceful session sitting colouring the sheets however we wanted...something I will have another go at.

The photo I used was from my grandma's mini album of my Mum & Dad's wedding. I was worried that it might be a bit small but unfortunately my scanner decided to pack up so I wasn't able to do a bigger version - still, I think with the painting on the background it was probably about the right size afterall.

Thank you Margaret & Emma for another lovely day...............

9 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

oooooooo Toni, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
They are really nice to work with aren't they - I want more :D
Beautiful LO :D
Julie xx

rebekah22 said...

Wow, these are stunning! x

Bagpuss said...

Really stunning!!! I must get mine out now and use them with my Inktense pencils cause these are really inspirational!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So many possibilities. It´s cool to be able to play with different stuff each time. :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

OMG That is a stunning beautiful lo :)

Sharon said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.
Looks like fun too!

ffroggie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Toni. Hmmmm, where did I put the ones I bought?

kikimama said...

Stunning LO!

Dan said...

You've got some fantastic effects with the colours - I love both the washed out parts and the intensely coloured ones! :)