Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More Colourwash,Resin Fresco & Beading too!

I spent today playing in my studio after waking at 4am and then laying there for a couple of hours going through some ideas in my head. Actually, the dog woke me.....old age being what it is she can't hold her "water" all night....something I don't have a problem with fortunately!

So this is the raffle atc for Saturday's atc class which is the Colourwash Technique.

I have another couple that I'm working on for Saturday and will post them later in the week. The bird, branch and hand holding the egg is from Michelle Ward's range of stamps, though they are from one of her clear sheets which, from memory, is sold through Stampington. The background chicken wire is a Lost Coast atc background stamp.

Next up is the raffle atc for next Tuesday night's atc class, Resin Fresco Technique using UTEE (ultra-thick embossing enamel for the uninitiated), gesso and paint. Love the lumpy bumpy texture that this creates! The brown colour down the sides is actually bronze paint (Golden's), don't you hate how the computer just flattens anything that is shiny or metallic!!! I've used Helmar 2 part crackle on the image in the centre.

This is another sample for that same this turquoise colour! Yep, used Michelle's large gothic script stamp for the background here, it's from her Printed Matter plate at Green Pepper Press. A girl can NEVER have enough gothic script stamps in my opinion or enough German Scrap available at Scraptivate (I used the white Baroque German Scrap and painted it with Aquarmarine FolkArt Metallic Paint).

This is an atc I sent over to Ruth, a girl on a yahoo group I belong to as a RAK....which I hardly ever do any more as my atc's these days are either made as samples or raffles. It's the tissue paper background from the last Saturday atc class. More German Scrap and some gorgeous Ranger Antiquities embossing powder in Rust.

Now for a throw-back to a previous hobby.....beading! I used to love spending hours doing beading, it's so don't realise how long you spend absorbed in the little tiny beads, co-ordinating colours and creating whatever shapes you like. This is a beaded brooch that I made using the most glorious golds and browns. I'm a fan of free-style beading, no such thing as a mistake as you just go where you want with it. It's more more forgiving than some of the more structured styles, though I have done that as well and do enjoy it, free-style is still my favourite!


glitterangel said...

Gorgeous work, I particularly love that turquoise piece, great colour and texture.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous work as always Kelsey. With regards to the Crackle Paint I have used it was Vintage Photo. So much Fun!!!

Hugs Sarah x

Julie H said...

The beaded dolly is gorgeous. so much detail when I enlarged her.
Of course I can't read study on your blog now without thinking of jumping spiders!

Keron Lee said...

Hey Kels - great ATCs LURVE what UR doin' keep up the good work!

Dawnie said...

Super stuff here K. Love all the ATC,s and the beading is AWSOME.Now that is inspiration!

Catch ya soon
YEAH right !HA

Prawnie xxx

Chris said...

These are stunning. I love the Relic one. I just look and look at it. I may just go look at it again.


Jen Crossley said...

Kelsey Love your ATC but your Beaded doll is just so gorgeous you really are a girl of many talents!!!

purplepaint said...

Kelsey - this is just beautiful! I can only imagine the hours it took you to do this! Marva

Belinda said...

yes girl, you so rock!!! got the package and i'm swoon .... gone with the wind (got lots of those lately here!!) your voodoo doll is so awesome and your beaded brooch!! indeed a multi-talent ... no wait ... ├╝bertalent you call that!! muchas muchas gracias!!!!

cain81 said...

You get such wonderful results with whatever products you use. It is truly a joy to look at your work! Keep up the fabulous work and thanks sooooooo much for sharing!
Linda Cain