Hello ! I'm back today to share my Frilly and Funkie project for the current challenge, which I am the host of. I have chosen 'Let the Words do the Talking' and what I would love to see are all those inspirational words and quotes that mean so much to you.
One of the things I love to do in all my projects is to include inspirational words or phrases. I find having them around is a visual reminder of what's important in life and to always look for the light even when it appears there is none.
This is quite a large square box canvas and I've spread gel medium over it and glued this plastic mesh in place.
I then took the Tim Holtz Tile stencil with Prima crackle paste. Now I'm not sure if I put it on too thickly or if spreading it over the mesh affected it but it didn't really crackle, which was disappointing.
I grabbed some embellishments and other bits and bobs and created a collage, when I was happy I glued it in position.
Once everything was pretty secure I painted the whole thing with Gesso.
Now the colour combination I chose is not my normal kind of colours but the Prima Art Alchemy range are so beautiful I really wanted to see what Blackberry would look like, so that's where I started.
I mixed Light Patina with Royal Red to create a berry kind of pink and started to blend it across the canvas.
I wanted the centre to be lighter so left this until later.
I then used Ancient Coin across the centre area blending over the darker colours.
To bring it all together I painted more Ancient Coin over the collage area and some pinky colour over the Ancient Coin.
The most important thing of course for this project are the words and I've just realised that I've used the same text that I used on my last Frilly and Funkie piece ! This time I've masked and stamped it on to painted white card then stuck the words to some mount board.
Here's a close up of the fabulous stamp by Yvonne Blair.
I found some grunge board letters that I've had for years from the very first Tim Holtz workshop I attended and they just fitted in nicely to spell Art.
The final shot is of the butterfly and you can see the lovely shimmer from the Prima acrylic paints. I've also used black acrylic paint around the edge to frame the piece.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.