Georgie here today, and I have been experimenting with my Dina Wakley again!!
I've been trying get in to the hand-of-the-artist mode. I'm always so keen to blend everything out and together, so this was a real challenge for me not to give into temptation.
I focused primarily on getting 'texture' on the sweet little bird with this technique, I started by laying down colour, Lapis, Sky and a touch of Gilt. I also added some Gilt to the black outline to give the effect of golden light reflecting back. I left some areas white and also used the White Acrylic Paint to knock back the colours a touch. I found this looked better than just leaving the colours to stand alone. This means drying completely before this layer is very important.
The words, Memories Together, Remember Paradise were chosen for exactly that, looking back on memories with friends and family, remembering the fabulous times always leave you with that 'feel good' inside glow, that to me it is a kind of paradise.
Here is a close up of the paint strokes on the Scribbly Bird (Stamp design by Dina Wakley). Here you can see the knock-back with the white and you can also see the background stamping coming in, bleeding through the colour on the bird too. :) Love this effect too!
Hope you're having a very lovely start to the week and I will catch up with you all very soon!