Winnie & Walter May Re-Run
(For the Clearly Besotted Day 2 teaser, please scroll down to the next post!)
Hi! How are you?
Every month, Winnie & Walter have a ‘Rerun’ challenge using a slightly older set and giving it a bit of a workout! This month it’s In Bloom: Addie’s Garden
I decided to make a new technique (well, someone else may have done it, but I’ve just thought of it!) called ‘Artistic painting for cheats!’. (if you’ve got a better name- please comment and I might name it after your suggestion!!)
It’s making a messy arty image using the stamp as your guide but NOT sticking to the lines! Here’s how I began. Stamp and heat emboss the images (I’ve done a little masking too). Leave some of the flecks of the powder on the piece- it really adds to the finished texture of the look.
You can see I’d started to lay down some white- just add messy strokes of paint with a thick brush, not worrying if you go beyond the lines- just get a base down that looks like the shape of the stamped images. I’ve used acrylic paint for this. Then add some detail- don’t overthink, just go for light and dark shades/tints to give an illusion of shape. I’m not an artist, and granted- this technique is best viewed from a slight distance!
You can see how by adding a crisp Cutaway ‘Hello’ sentiment, it brings it back to a more contemporary look. Notice also that because you’ve embossed the image, it will still show through the paint, adding more detail too!
Hope you like my new idea- do join in with the Rerun challenge- there’s a prize up for grabs too! Head over to the blog and check it out!
See you soon! xx