09 February 2014

Wish -tone on tone paint effects.

Hello!
I'm back to painty messiness today...and I want to show you how you can incorporate scraps of waste, but matching colours into your work.
I created a background using lots of layers, and added in some stencilling through some sequin waste, and splats of black UTEE. A few random painty lines too!
When I'm adding paint to cardstock, I always work on a base of white copy paper. This means when I go over the edges of the card, paint ends up on the paper. When I'm done, it means I have a piece of A4 paper with random painty mess on it too! In this case, I stamped the heart onto a section of the A4 paper, then cut it out and added it to the background using gel medium....
With a tone on tone effect like this, it can get a little lost, so I gave the heart a little shading around the edges. Everyone has their own favourite way of adding shadow, I like using a black pastel pencil and smudge with a paper stump. Whilst you want the heart to stand out, you also want it to blend in too, so it looks part of the piece and not just plonked down on the background. To do this I made sure my painty lines went across the heart too, and the UTEE splatters were on there as well!
The final touch was a simple stamped word....
You could always stamp onto tissue and glue down with Mod Podge if you're not that confident stamping directly onto the finished piece!!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xx





10 comments:

Amanda said...

Trish this is fabulous, love the colours, textures and the simplicity of just the addition of the heart. Stunning!!
Love
Amanda x

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Trish! Love the mix of colors!

Caroline said...

Very "Trish"! Great colours & splats of paint. Glad I'm not the only one who uses the material under the piece (yes, even tried painty baby wipes, lol).
Anyway, soz for tangent, great painty 'Wish', with gorgeous trails, the heart makes me think of a balloon floating up the panel... Tfs :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, love the mix of colours and random stitching. Tracy x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is stunning. I love the colours, the black really highlights them.

butterfly said...

Clever to have your "waste" become your focal point - gorgeous shading around the heart to make it pop.
Alison x

Renee said...

I love this! Beautiful colors.

Fena said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Love all the colors...

Helen Hapsi said...

It's honestly....FANTASTIC!!! You did such a great job on this!!!
Thanks for the tips too....!
xxx

Coco said...

Wonderful colours and card!!! Love this. Coco x