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Winnie & Walter May Re-Run

(For the Clearly Besotted Day 2 teaser, please scroll down to the next post!) 

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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 Gardenw_w_inbloomaddie_sgarden_6x8stamp_webprv_large

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.

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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!

IMG_5127You 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!IMG_5132

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

May 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm 28 comments


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