Tuesday, 20 November 2018

In My Heart for Colour Blast Australia

I love these pic's of me and my Husband hamming it up for the camera at our Fiji wedding... He will always be 'In my heart'...
Anyway sentiment aside, I really wanted to have a play using the Colour Artist Inks and Colour Shimmer dusts to paint some pretty flowers. The rest of the project evolved from there.. 

I put the smallest amount into a palette and used a water brush to apply. I used a combination of Colour Artist Inks Grass, Cranberry, Sunset, Barley, Bordeaux, and Rust. I also used Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock and Duke. I created the purple quite by accident when I didn't wash out my blue properly...
I really got to play with pooling the colours as well as layering them.

Even if you don't have a project in mind its a really good way to get to know your product. Look at that Bouquet!!

I thought initially that I wanted to have a lot of negative space to showcase my flowers... 
Hmm, who was I kidding I don't do negative space!! 
So while this looked like it was going to showcase only the Colour Pastes in Envy, Singing the Blues and Lovely Lilac.. That didn't last long.

I used my Colour Spray in Violet hoping to get a vibrant background, however it paled with the use of my mister to create flow and also created some serious over spray on where I was hoping to attempt negative space... So in true Mixed Media Fashion I added another layer...
I grabbed my water mister and added moisture to the center of the page. I added Colour Spray in Caribbean and sprayed quite generously to create those awesome run lines... To cover up the over spray I brushed the Violet Colour Spray around the edges and created some fantastic watery effects... 

I sprayed a strip of Colour Spray in Road Base on my mat and dragged the edges of the layout through it. As I turned the page the colour ran into the project... I added some splatters in the same Road Base and then did the same with some Colour Blast Heavy Gesso White. A little bit of stamping with archival ink and the background was done. 

Here I added a layer of crackle paste and used my Colour Spray in Caribbean and my Colour Artist Ink in Cider to add some colour. I Painted some Chipboard with Colour Blast Heavy Gesso Black, distressed some Cheesecloth and then collaged the embellishments. Check out the close ups below...

Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.  Make sure you pop up your Colour Play in out Facebook page Colour Blast Creative Corner
Thanks For looking!

Abela Artistry

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Remember This - A&S Moodboard Challenge - November 2018

Welcome, here is my Moodboard inspiration... 
This one is for my bestie... Her colours are Black and red.. always have been and always will... We went out for my birthday to the theater to watch the Cuban Ballet. So therefore.. Remember this was ever so appropriate! Enjoy the close ups!!

Here is our Mood Board.. Let me see what inspiration you get from it...

Mood Board Challenge Rules

Please use our mood board as inspiration to create an art journal page, a card or a scrapbooking layout. Use the mood board however you want but you must add a butterfly on your project.

As these challenges are sponsored by Art and Soul Studio please make sure that you use at least one product that is available from the store.

There are 3 x $50 vouchers up for grabs!! One will be awarded for scrapbooking layouts, one for cards and one for mixed media/art journaling.

You can enter an art journal page, a card and a layout but you cannot win all three.

You have until the 11:59pm on the 30th November to enter and then the design team will vote to determine the lucky winners.

Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.

Product List
Micro beads
Flowers - Kaiser

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Paper Dolls for Colour Blast Australia

Welcome back peeps to my new journal page.
I am using a layering technique here where I create colour and then push it into the background with a neutral and then repeat the process till I am comfortable with the look. I loved the quote in this; when I journal I never know what I am going to get. Let me walk you through the process.

I squeezed on my work surface Colour Artist Ink in Grass. I didn't dilute this as I wanted to have a really vibrant back ground come through all my layers.

I turned over the page and smooshed and dabbed spreading the colour as far as it would go.

I repeated the process with Colour Artist Ink Barley and then Walnut using only a small amount of the darkest colour so I didn't drown out the others

I had planned to spray the Colour Spray Grape through the mask and add another layer (bottom corner) but felt that it was going to drown out the original brights. SO... I flipped the mask over and used it like a stamp seeing as it was already loaded with ink.

I wanted to add some texture and contrast. Here I used my Colour Paste in Sunshine and lightened the page again.  

When you do this style you have to able to surrender your background an not be afraid to cover it up. A total leap of faith!

So here you can see that I have added a neutral layer, by adding black or white to the project you create a fresh surface to alter.

I added a layer of interest with my Colour Paste in Steel...

I'm jumping ahead a little.. Using my Michelle Grant Stencil from the Flight of Fancy range I added a neutral layer in White with Colour Blast Heavy Gesso... And pushed it into the background again with the a black layer.. (you can use an inkpad or Heavy Gesso Black with a sponge) and darken the edges to close in the focus of the project.

I lost a few pictures along the way but if you look closely at the original pic you can see that I blended the background in with some Colour Blast Heavy Gesso in white so I could add my focal point as a feature. With so much noise in the background I ran the risk of a hot mess... I used my finger to smudge it on so I didn't get a thick layer and cover it up all together..

I used a charcoal pencil to outline the Paper Dolls. Another technique for focusing the eye and added a rub of my Colour Shimmer Brush Marker in Clear to the buttons. Splattered away making sure I had covered up my focal point and Viola!!

Hope you enjoyed this process and will give it a go.. I really like knowing if I have managed to inspire.. Post some pics of how you went on our Facebook page or leave a comment on my post. 
Thanks for looking! 

Abela Artistry