1 October 2015

Add some Texture

The new challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenges is ‘Add some Texture’. This is a wonderfully diverse topic that means you can let your imagination run wild!
I wanted to use Grunge Paste as my texture and to add painty layers to make some visual texture. This is a l-o-n-g post so you are warned! I started with an MDF block and I used the new paint colours from PaperArtsy.
I started by adding Grunge Paste through a stencil
Then I added a layer of blue paint and then plum
I then added green paint
Then I added the lighter green paint and kept adding painty layers until I was happy!
The final touch was to add a watercolour highlight to the flower. I used a black watercolour pencil and then added water to activate it but you could use charcoal or a Distress marker or watered down paint...
Thank you for popping by – I know the team are looking forward to seeing what you make!
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11 comments:

Helen said...

Just love the way this new colour release blend together so well. LOVE this, Gabrielle! hope work settles down a bit for you soon, missed your creativity!

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful - the colours are stunning together, and I love the layered depth.
Alison xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this, layers of perfection I think!

Monika Gulyas said...

This is simply beautiful!

Sandy said...

Absolutely glorious!
Sandy xx

rachel said...

so very pretty - love this! hugs rachel x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The most beautiful colours with a lovely sense of depth. A stunning creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is lovely Gabrielle great colours xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Beautiful!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Amazing layers of colour Gabrielle and the final touch of black waterdolour just makes it pop! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

Team Clark said...

I just marvel over this. You've created such depth with the color. I would love to have this hanging in my home, my kind of project!