Thursday, 9 April 2015
PaperArtsy 3Up ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well – this one has flown by again! Today I can reveal that I’m taking part in PaperArtsy’s current 3Up.
3Up a celebration that the first three semesters being completed every year. This years Topics:
1. Fragile Papers
2. Shiny Stuff
4. Miniature Art
6. Grunge Paste/Embossing Paste
You could choose a colour scheme too and these were the choices:
a. Slate/stone/concrete/green lichen
b. Banana, bougainvillea,
Caribbean sea, tangerine twist,
glass blue, purple rain
c. Got the blues
d. Purple, yellow and a touch of blue
e. Limelight, mermaid, candy floss, gold, and a tickle of yellow submarine
f. Red, grey, white, black
For all the details please look here. I asked if I could do a Deconstruction/Recycling project using the E colour option. So here is how my #3Up PaperArtsy Deconstruction started …
I’ve always been nervous and unsure how to use paint and ‘artsy’ materials. I’ve been following PaperArtsy’s blog and Topics since the New Year. I’m very grateful to them and their Design Team for sharing their skills and techniques. I’ve learnt so much from them and you can see that in my finished project. When I originally painted the folder it wasn’t fancy. I lightly painted with blue acrylic and a paint brush because I was worried about the brush strokes showing. I didn’t know how to decorate it or stamp onto it. Thank goodness for the internet and the very generous crafty blogging community. Here is the end result …
After I had painting it, stamped the script and added some inky dots!
Once everything was added
The front page - the birdcage and bird stamps are some of my favourites
I love that little owl and the sponged tree, lots of texture with the Embossing Paste
I just had to add some miniature jigsaws and stamping onto tissue paper
A final look
This was a Hot off the Press kit I purchased years ago. I have the inserts to turn it into a journal or diary. Now that I have something pretty I love it and am going to use it. I love the way the paint colours blend beautifully together, the gentle shimmer from the metallic paint, the texture from the embossing paste, the miniature jigsaw pieces, the stamping and stencilling.
All of PaperArtsy’s fortnightly Topics have appealed since I found their blog earlier this year. Each Topic is about a particular product or medium or a technique that you can use on your creations and projects. I’ve learnt a lot from them. These days I don’t always use a brush to colour a project – I got beautiful smooth and blended colours using foam and/or sponges.
Because of all sharing skills and techniques I want to say a big huge thank you to PaperArtsy, PA’s Design Team and you lovely and generous artists out there for sharing your skills and techniques: I was able to paint and decorate my folder because you were generous enough to share – thank you everyone!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Created for PaperArtsy’s 3Up; for me to learn more;
and thankfully fits these Challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge A is for Animals
I think I managed to use all of the colours for this month’s challenge
Photograph of the birds, Animal Instincts Prompt and I used the colours
Crafty Individuals Elements A6 stamp set: CI-234 Birds, Branches & Cage stamp set
Visible Image Revolution stamp set: text
Clarity Stamp Ltd: miniature hummingbird; miniature swallow; miniature owl
Pot of water; paint brushes; craft mat
HOTP mini folder and papers set #
snippets tissue paper from a parcel
That’s Crafty Online shop: DecoArt Americana Acrylic Satin Paint: turquoise waters; vanilla shake; flamingo
The Works Acrylic Paint: gold
Staz On: teal blue; timber brown; cactus green
Dutch Doobadoo cardboard/kraft mini Jigsaw
Glues & Mediums:
That’s Crafty Online shop:
Pebeo Studio Brilliant Matt Medium
DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid: brown umber; primary magenta
# VOS: very old stash: 8 years minimum