Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Commissioned canvas. Featuring a lot of DecoArt loveliness.


I was asked to do a canvas for someone. I said yes, but have to admit when i saw the size and shape of the canvas i did get a bit nervous. I put it off for ages so in the end, i just had to go for it....
So here it is. mostly in sections as its ever so long. I do hope she likes it. its hard when its for money.

Lots of DecoArt  supplies used here. modelling paste, gesso, acrylics (with lots of buttermilk, transparent yellow iron oxide, quinacridone gold, raw umber, burnt umber, as well as metallic lusters (added in to paint for a shimmery finish.). also a very healthy dose of "treasure gold gilt wax polish" in several shades of gold.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The true face of love.


Love is not pink and frilly with lace and bunnies as will be depicted come Valentines day; its raw and gritty and takes effort and can sometimes be messy. but at the end of the day, its worth it. whether it be parent love, partner love or friend love.

this little painted wooden block was deeply inspired by a video tutorial I watched by Robin Marie.... (here is a link) And a blog owned by Stephanie Ackerman linked HERE
And as I made my own background with layers of papers, stamping. transparent paints and stencils, I am entering it in to the Wednesday challenge at Simon says stamp.