Thanks for dropping by today, it's lovely to have you along on my crafty journey!
Today I have created a little something to join in with the very first colour challenge over at A Sprinkle of Imagination. Click HERE for all the challenge details.
I decided to alter a beermat/coaster for the challenge. I'm hoping to create quite a few of these little guys and then pop them onto a couple of book rings to create a mini book - this will be the very first one I've ever made so here it goes....
This is how the beermat looked to begin:
I gave it a good coat of gesso creating a kind of textured stripy effect on the gesso with a paintbrush:
Once dry I started adding colour with Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints using a babywipe and my fingers. I used haystack first on the base as my golden yellow colour for the challenge then added eggplant (Cadbury purple) with my fingers rubbing it into all the lines and creases.
I then used black versafine ink to stamp the images from the Paperartsy JOFY14 plate, I coloured the flowers using pumpkin soup fresco finish paint and highlighted the flowers with some more of the haystack yellow. I then added limelight fresco to the little berries to make them pop. Next I added the white highlight using the triple circle stamp from the same set and a Ranger snowcap paint dabber. Finally to finish off and give a little shine I dry brushed a little white fire treasure gold giding wax around the edges.
I've done my best in the photos with the light but it was a very grey day so they don't truly do it justice but never mind! I really enjoyed creating my little coaster and am looking forward to making some more so I can create my mini book :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today,