Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What a Wonderful World

 Hi everyone! Here's a design team page for Reneabouquets!I've used a photo from the recent wedding of my son and his wife. I was inspired by the happiness of the occasion.

 To make this page I mounted the photo on layers of watercolor paper and foam core board. I took Beautiful Board April In Paris Floral Medallion Set Laser Cut Chipboard (BB),and used the largest one. I cut it in half and used half at each end. I painted it and the watercolor paper with Art Alchemy Steampunk Copper Acrylic Paint by Prima. I poured on a thick layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint on the BB.Using Blue Fern paper, I applied texture paste with a stencil and a credit card,and painted the paste with the copper paint. 

I put the BB on with double sided foam tape, and painted underneath it with black gesso. I poured diamond chunky glitter glass on the gesso.I outlined the BB with a Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencil, in Bark.

I painted in between the raised areas of texture paste with Shimmerz Inkling in Penny 4 Your Thoughts, and Greener Pastures. I painted the raised areas in some cases with Sparks Art Alchemy paint in Unicorn Hair.

To add visual interest I added microbeads, glass beads, pearls, glass glitter, diamond shard glitter glass, gold mica flakes, birch bark, lichen, pressed flowers, tulle, metal pieces, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, and a glass vial.  The burgundy ribbon is from one of the boutonnieres the groomsmen wore. I dyed some cheesecloth green with Shimmerz paint and Distress Ink. 

Here's a list of the items used from Renebouquets:

Blue Fern Tattered Walls Collection 20 Papers

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Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Adventure Awaits

Hi everyone, here's a design team page for Reneabouquet!  I have used a wedding photo from my son and daughter in law's recent heartfelt, amazing, and beautiful wedding.   I was inspired by the photo, the emotions of the event, and the colors of the fall season. I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante,available at Reneabouquets.

To make this page I mounted the photo onto watercolor paper,corrugated cardboard, and layers of foam core board. I picked out Beautiful Board(BB) to use, and cut out a few images from the G 45 papers. I painted all the chipboard and cardboard with gesso, to give the surface some "tooth", so the paint has something to grip onto. I painted all the surfaces with paint by Shimmerz, then topped them with Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle. 

I glued the Beautiful Board down with Glossy Accents, and started adding embellishments. 

To add visual interest I added a number of things: Beautiful Beads Pearls, glass beads, micro beads,seed beads, glass glitter,distress glitter, metal pieces, shells, pressed flowers, bark, lichen, artificial foliage parts,tulle, rhinestones,and mica flakes.

I added a little gesso to almost everything, to give a white surface to add more paint on. I brushed on layers of paint, mica powder, and Prima Wax where I put the gesso, and onto the BB. 

There are about four different colors of Shimmerz Paints on the watercolor paper, and I added some glass glitter, and more Prima gold wax, at the bottom.

Here's a list of products I used:

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Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Reneabouquets Artists With An Edge Facebook Group
Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Move Ever Forward

Hi! Here's my latest design team page for Shimmerz Paints! I've picked Imperial Amethyst Inklingz for my Color Challenge, as the focal point of the page. I chose purple because it's one of my favorite colors.  I added brown, gold, yellow, and green because they all work together as tones for fall. I added embellishments that I thought fit. 

It's not a bright purple tone, to me it's kind of mysterious looking. 

To make this page,I used 49 and Market paper. I got my inspiration from a photo on Pinterest,  used with permission from Drew Smith. I wanted to change my style, so I added more dimension with corrugated cardboard, extra layers of foam coreboard,and pieces of  Stamperia's Art Alchemy paper.

I stenciled on texture paste with a credit card, and when dry, sponged on gesso with a cosmetic sponge.I picked out the Renebouquet chipboard, and Stamperia. I arranged things,then took the chipboard out to start painting. I used Imperial Amethyst on the leaves, along with Green Olive Shimmerz , and Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. I painted like this, I dropped the purple into the wet green, and dabbed on a little Penny.Once I put a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy on, that's what makes the colors look like they do, less random.

I painted the cardboard white, and put everything together, using double sided foam tape. I brushed on some Christmas Cheer Shimmerz over the white gesso on the cardboard. I painted the clock faces with Green Olive and a little Penny 4.  

To add visual interest I added microbeads, seed beads, glass glitter,gold mica flakes,  Prima flowers, dried leaves, lichen,bark, a pinecone, artificial flower pieces from floral picks,shells, pearls, rhinestones, Tim Holtz metal,chain, Vintaj metal,Finnabair metal,dyed cheesecloth,silk ribbon, and sequins. If you look above the 7 Dots title sticker, you can see a purple thistle. It's actually from my son's wedding last week, it's part of one of the boutonnierres. 

The bee on the left and the tiny butterfly right on the photo are from Reneabouquet. 

At the end I added more layers of Amethyst to the watercolor paper, and the stenciled areas. I brushed a little gesso on almost everything, and topped it with Amethyst. I dabbed on gold mica powder all over to kind of highlight and warm up the colors. 

Thank you so much for looking, and have a blessed week!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Live Inspired

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a page for Shimmerz Paints! I have used some of my favorite colors to help express my love of creating pages. The shimmer and quality of this line is amazing! 

To make this page I used a small cosmetic sponge to make a base,on the center, so the 49 and Market paper didn't soak up the paint. I applied texture paste with a stencil. I put the photo on watercolor paper and layers of foam core board. I painted the watercolor paper with a mix of Blue My Mind, and Emerald City Inklingz. I put tulle around the photo to add definition.  

I painted the Reneabouquet chipboard with gesso, Green Olive Shimmerz , Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz, and a thick layer of  Rock Candy Crackle. I painted cheese cloth with Green Olive and a little water, and placed it around the photo. 

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter, diamond shards,mica flakes, Prima flowers,dried leaves,lichen, moss,shells, lace,tulle, pearls, rhinestones, Tim Holtz metal, chain, old jewelry, and sequins. The little wood spool has silk ribbon on it.

I added a lot of gesso around the edges because the page got too busy. I added Penny 4 Your Thoughts around the photo layers, on the background paper, to add definition. The pink colors I used are A Rose By Any Other Name, Dear John Letter, and Angels Kiss Inklingz.  I painted on gesso in different areas to make things look less busy.  

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Peace Begins With A Smile

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a page for Reneabouquets! I was inspired by the photo to make something floral. I think the Beautiful Board(BB) chipboard reflects the elegance and mood I wanted.

To make this page I used a Prima Stencil to apply texture paste. I mounted the the photo,taken by Gisela Ackerup, on layers of foam core board and watercolor paper.

I painted the BB with gesso,green and brown Shimmerz Paints, and applied a thick coat of Ranger Rock Candy Crackle.

I put some gold painted cheesecloth under the BB, and started adding other things. To add visual interest I glued on micro beads, seed beads, plastic and glass crystals, shells,lichen, pressed leaves, glass balls, glass glitter, distress glitter, diamond glass shards,lace,silk ribbon,feathers from my yard, bling, metal trinkets and charms.

I painted a lot of areas with both Shimmerz and Prima Sparks Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint.

I glued rhinestones onto the metal frame in the small holes. I used a piece of Prima paper from Wild and Free, and put a layer of Dimensional Magic over it. 

Here's a list of products I used:

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Woman With Crown

Hi everyone! Melissa here, with a design team page for Reneabouquet!I was inspired by the photo to use things that reflected the ornate crown the woman is wearing.The Beautiful Board (BB) is Art Nouveau inspired, I love all the detail of it. The Blue Fern paper has a pattern that is similar to the BB.

To make this page I applied texture paste using a 13 Arts stencil.  I put layers of foam core board, cardstock, and watercolor paper between the photo and the bg paper.

I painted cheesecloth with Shimmerz and Art Alchemy Paints. I I painted the B B with gesso, Art Alchemy Sparks,Dragon Eye, followed by a layer of Rock Candy Crackle.

I cut the frame to fit around the photo.  
To add visual interest, I added a lot of items: Prima flowers, metal, old jewelry, pressed leaves, feathers, lichen , moss, leaves, glass beads,micro beads, seed beads, pearls, glass glitter, lace,tulle, a little stamping, and rhinestones. I fussy cut a few things from Graphic 45's Fairy Frost collection.

I used a few other Prima Sparks colors on the BB frame, Unicorn's Hair,Mermaid Sparkle,Butterfly Spells, and Shimmerz Paint in Teal the End of Time.

I think the glass fairy orb is amazing! 
I wanted to limit the amount of colors I used on the page, because the frame is ornate, and the photo has a lot of detail.

I put a little gesso on each flower, and painted over it with a mix of diamond shards and Unicorn Hair Prima Sparks paint.

The BB snowflakes were sheer pleasure just to look at. I painted them with gesso, Shimmerz, and DecoArt Metallic Luster Wax, in Silver Spark. I applied a layer of Rock Candy Crackle, and dabbed a little blue watercolor on to help define the cracks.
I took a black watercolor crayon, held it sideways, and kind of shaded the raised edges of the frame and other items, to add depth and definition.

Here is a list of Reneabouquets items I used:


Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Choose to Shine

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for Reneabouquets!  I was craving purple, so I picked this photo, and the fabulous lavender Moon Dance Moths to match.

To make this page I used paper from Blue Fern Tattered Walls. I applied texture paste with a Prima  stencil and a credit card. I attached a piece of cardstock to the back of the photo with double sided foam tape. I put a piece of watercolor paper under the photo, then two layers of foam core board.  

I used foam tape to attach the layers to the page. I painted the watercolor paper with Shimmerz Paints. I painted the Beautiful Board(BB), with Shimmerz, then applied a thick coat of Ranger Clear Rock Candy Crackle. I brushed on a little Prima Dragon's Eye Alchemy Paint,and more Shimmerz. I scribbled some Bark Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencil onto a piece of paper, added water, and brushed along the edges of the chipboard. I wanted to make the cracks on the surface more visible.

I dyed some gauze with Shimmers watercolors, and placed a little around the photo. To add visual interest I applied micro beads, seed beads, sequins, glass glitter, metal pieces,gold lace, feathers, lichens, pressed flowers, crystals,Beautiful Beads, glass beads, and a few small paper flowers.

After I added items, I brushed over them with watercolors. I also ran a Bark colored Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil over the surface of different areas.

I did a lot of dry brushing with the gold  paint, Prima Art Alchemy Sparks Paint, in Dragon's Eye. 

The large flakes are amazing to work with, I painted over them a little to create even more texture.

Here is a list of the items from Reneabouquets that I used:

Thank you so much for looking,and have a great day!