Hi there folks.
I have a post over on Calico Craft Parts today. it celebrates the possible chance of life on the newly discovered earth like planet Kepler 452b (lol) ... you can find it by clicking HERE.
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Thursday, 16 July 2015
neither of us had a clue what we were going to make, we just picked up some brushes and paints and sort of just "started"... I was using DecoArt media fluid acrylics. They have a wonderful high percentage of pure pigment so far less likely to get that muddy look mixed paints can get. i started by painting a line of cobalt blue to the top and adding water so it would run down the canvas. then i turned my canvas upside down and did the same withe green. i then built up colours in the same way, with a lot of water.
I think the sun put me in a rather dreamy frame of mind and I went uncharacteristically floral and pastel. but at one point, I went a step tp far and it went from quite attractive to a bit of a mess. I dont have photos of the mess as i persevered for a little bit and rescued it. though it is far from its original soft dusky colour palette.
I had my Stampendous mixed media stamps and stencils with me so i used some DecoArt texture sand paste through the "sequin waste" stencil and formed my tall flowers (they represent a cross between lupins and delphiniums lol) but then time caught up and it was time to pack up.
anywho, I brought it home (here it is with my cat scrutinising it)...
here it is with a little additional detail.
Various opinions were put forward. some thinking it should be left as is as it didnt need a focal point.
I added a large dragonfly. then decided to add two more (as it somehow felt like the right thing to do).
So I think its finished now. maybe. no doubt i will pick it up a few more times and dabble.
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