I recently learned of the DT CALL for Cheerylynn Designs. I love their dies and since I always incorporate the use of dies in my work I thought to give it a try. I chose this piece since all or most of the embellishments here were created using dies, foam sheet, and some paint...
The beautiful bird cage I used here is from Cheerylynn Dies... Bird Cage - B198
I had a whole afternoon free to create and so I sat down with a piece of plain, cheap, raw chipboard sheet and created this. I coated the chipboard sheet with white acrylic paint, then layered stencils with gesso and modelling paste...
When the base was done, I added die-cut shapes, resin pieces, flowers, and a brass key hole. It is such a wonderful feeling to sit down and think of what you may possibly end up with. This piece is something I'm really happy about. Now it's your turn! Find some "ME" time this week, sit down and create something. It can be a big or small project. Just have fun, and don't forget to let go and play with your paint!
Here are some step-by-step pics to show you how the base was done...
1. Take a chipboard base and cut it to your desired size. You will need two pieces for front and back.
2. Coat the cover with white acrylic paint or white gesso.
3. Once, dry, take several stencils and apply modelling paste over the stencils. Wait in between layers as you add more stencil designs so you won't ruin the other patterns when you place another stencil down on your board. Let dry.
4. Apply a base coat of mist. I used here SHimmerz in Egg Nogin.. a creamy yellowish tone.
5. Next, apply several watercolors in tones that will complement each other. I used the new Inklingz here. You will love this product. Once you add a little water to the solid jars, the paint becomes creamy. You can make the coverage either thick or thin depending on your preference. It also has a very beautiful sheen to it.
6. To add more depth and to create shadows, I added Viva Inka Gold in Turquoise and Rose. It has a beautiful metallic finish to it.
7. Finally, to help blend in all the colors, I used a gold toned fine mica powder from Jaquard. To apply this powder, you first have to rub embossing ink all over the board then immediately add the powder using a dry brush over areas you want to highlight and blend.
Here is a picture of the different colors from the new Shimmerz Inklingz collection.
If you want to purchase these beautiful watercolors, just visit this site:http://www.shimmerzpaintsstore.com/retail-shimmerz-shop.php
Remember to mention my name in the comments section when you check out and you will get a free sample product thrown in your package.
Thanks for your visit!