Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Canvas


This is another canvas that I made, previous to the one in the post below. Basically following exactly the same technique....obviously in different colours though. I didn't really take much notice of which colours I used for this, something I will remedy in the future!


I must say that I learnt a lot about washes from Michael de Meng when I attended a workshop of his earlier this year. I had been using Golden paints previous to this as I had been a member of Claudine Hellmuth's yahoo group for quite some time and she loves her Golden's!!! I had the heavy body acrylics as well as the fluids, and mixed the Satin Glaze with them to get the wonderful washed-out look that I like..... but because of the very rich pigment of the Golden paints, they retain their strength of colour! It was Michael's suggestion of particular paint combinations though that really added a depth to my work that I liked.....thank you Michael ;-)


This weekend, more work on another couple of canvases, as I'm soon to teach a class in this technique at Scraptivate! Just need to wait for some product to arrive in store....speaking of product.....the white German Scrap has been really popular, both for scrapbookers as well as others that do more altered art/atc's etc. LOVE my German Scrap!!!


Busy weekend ahead... Friday night is our monthly catch-up with the ABC (Altered Book Club) girls, then my atc class on Saturday is on Transparent ATC's. All you need is acetate, alcohol inks, Collections Window Frames, Xyron 250, images & stamps...simple! I need to make the raffle atc so I'll post that on Saturday. Saturday night is a "girls-night-in" at Scraptivate, just a bunch of us who work and teach at the shop as well as a couple of other arty friends, playing 'til the cows come home! lol


Here's one of my previous transparent atc's...

9 comments:

glitterangel said...

What a stunning ATC, absolutely gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous ATC Kelsey.

Genevieve said...

Love the canvas! I've got some Golden's...will expand my range when I win Lotto..LOL. Now to find my craft desk and get to it...May the craft gods smile on me and find me the time to do the canvas class!

Cheers!

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Judy said...

Yum - love this, great colouring.I am really into that greenish tone at present. Hmmm, I must do a class with Mr demeng some time.

Jen Crossley said...

Really beautiful Kelsey you have out done yourself
Jen

Ro Bruhn said...

Love this one too, I often use the combinations that you gave me, from our class with Michael, in my jewellery

carmel said...

oh Kels, very noice! great image/texture, ala the whole package. Tnx for comments re gothic arch, yes it's my page - my great grandparents on their wedding day, sure looked like there were having a good time LOL hugs, Carmel xx

The Colourguru said...

LOVE THE GREEN CANVAS Kelsey.......it's green, what can I say???? LOL!!!
xK

Gisele said...

Wow...adore this one too. Isn't that scroll die cut great? Wouldn't have thought of using the negative cut as a stencil, thanks for the tip :)