Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Little Things


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their rich texture and colors! 

 Photo credit: Krishha at Unsplash.



To make this page I put the layers under the photo together first,including taping water color paper under the image to make it stronger and lie flat. Below that is a mat of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with white gesso. I put two or three layers of cardboard between each of the layers to add dimension, and taped it to the background paper with double sided foam tape.

I put the layers with the photo on top of watercolor paper. then applied Prima Platinum texture paste with a small piece of a credit card,a Prima stencil.


I picked out Reneabouquets Beautiful Board,figured out where it would go on the page, took it off, and prepped it with white gesso. 

I painted the mat with Honeymoon,Steely Blue Eyes,  and Hot Stuff Inklingz .The corrugated and background paper has a lot of different colors.




To add visual interest I glued on mica powder,micro beads, seed beads,green wire, gold leaf,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls,tulle,pressed flowers and leaves,lichen,feathers left to my birds at the bird bath outside,fussy cut images from Prima and Graphic 45,flowers from Reneabouquets and metal from Reneabouquets, Vintaj, and bling and metal from my stash.  A lot of the textural elements are from Reneabouquets,including the printed Beautiful Board.








I used a lot of colors, with a lot of water. I put water on the page with a brush, a few inches of page, then added color. I had all the colors on a ceramic plate. Once on the page, I added more water till I felt it blended ok. Once it dried, if I thought the edges were too hard I added more water to blend the lines. I also dabbed off excess color and water with a tissue. That was fun for me, these are colors I love, and the paint is so awesome to work with.






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










 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Reneabouquets Design Team Page, "An Open Heart", by Melissa Larson

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Reneabouquets. Go and see all the fun treasures there!

Photo credit:Unsplash





To make this page I applied clear gesso to Prima paper.

  I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. Below that is a watercolor paper mat, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most of the paper from the top of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso.I put two or three layers of cardboard between the layers to add dimension. 

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

I had already painted the page with clear gesso. I applied Prima Platinum crackle paste with a stencil and an old credit card. I picked out Beautiful Board,and sponged on gesso. 











I brushed on Shimmerz paints in pale aqua, pink, and grey. I used green and grey colors on the watercolor paper mat and corrugated, and brushed white ink over the mat. I brushed white ink over a lot of the items on the page to tie things together. I put ink on some of the background paper to make things look less busy.


To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, gold leaf,glass glitter, glass beads, pearls,rhinestones,pressed flowers,metal from Reneabouquets,Tim Holtz, and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets,dyed Tim Holtz ribbon,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. There are some fussy cut images from Prima papers.

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







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







 





Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Reneabouquets Artists With An Edge September 2020 Moodboard Challenge

Hi everyone! It's September, which means there is a new mood board challenge in the Reneabouquets Artists With an Edge Facebook Group

Beautiful Board (BB)Chipboard will celebrate its 3rd Birthday this year on September 1st!! I've focused on using Beautiful Board on this page. To help celebrate, the giveaway for this challenge will be a large amount of BB.


In case you are new to my blog, we do a mood board challenge every month in the Reneabouquets Artists With an Edge Facebook Group. Everyone who enters a new project using items from Reneabouquets, gets entered into a chance to win a Reneabouquets prize package at the end of the month. 

Here is the kick off project that I made for this month's challenge.









This photo is of Maude Fealy, a famous stage actress from around 1900.







To make this page I applied clear gesso to Blue Fern Jane's Memoirs paper.

  I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. Below that is a watercolor paper mat, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most of the paper from the top of the cardboard, and painted it with gesso.I put two or three layers of cardboard between the layers to add dimension. 

I put the layers with the photo onto the page.

I had already painted the page with clear gesso. I applied Prima Platinum crackle paste with a stencil and an old credit card. I brushed on white gesso on the page where I planned on glueing things on. I picked out Beautiful Board,and sponged on gesso. 





I drew out the shapes and the black and white of the photo onto the layers. I added pale aqua,teal and  gold Shimmerzpaints, and layers of gesso, black ink, and mica powders. 

I painted all the BB with gold mica powder and water, and some Dragon's Eye Spark's acrylic paint from Finnabair.


To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, gold leaf,glass glitter, glass beads, pearls,rhinestones, bark and lichen, white tulle,metal from Reneabouquets,Tim Holtz, and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets,Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. There are some fussy cut images from Prima papers.
As a final touch I rubbed on Prima wax in white gold over some of the stencil work, and around the borders of the page. I think it gave it a nice grungy look.


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


If you would like to join us for this months challenge, you can find the event here...



https://www.facebook.com/events/1225040651196753


Challenge rules:

1. Create a NEW project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the Reneabouquets.com store or the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop 

2. Your project can be any style.

3. Renea is providing an even larger prize RAK this year, but please note, we must have at least 6 participants monthly to provide a Giveaway Drawing. The Monthly Winner will be featured on the main page, and if we have 6 or more participants, they will also be rewarded the prize RAK.

4. Add your project to the Reneabouquets Artist with an Edge September Mood Board 2020 event by 12:00 am September 30th ,2020.Check back on the 1st to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on Facebook live or unedited video to ensure fairness) 

5. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International

6. Have fun!



And now...I get to show you the prize package!!! 









Friday, August 28, 2020

Shimmerz Paints Design Team Page, With All My Heart, By Melissa Larson



Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their rich texture and colors!

 Photo credit: Unsplash.








To make this page I put the layers under the photo together first,including taping water color paper under the image to make it stronger and lie flat. Below that is a mat of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with white gesso. I put two or three layers of cardboard between each of the layers to add dimension, and taped it to the background paper with double sided foam tape.

I coated Prima's Georgia Blue paper with clear gesso, put the layers with the photo on, then applied Prima Platinum texture paste with a small piece of a credit card,a Prima stencil.


I picked out Reneabouquets Beautiful Board,figured out where it would go on the page, took it off, and prepped it with white gesso. 

I painted the mat,and corrugated, with Ultra Marine Shimmerz ,Steely Blue Eyes and Dear John Letter  Inklingz . The chipboard has Dear John on it too. 





To add visual interest I glued on Antique Linen embossing powder by Ranger, to look like sand,      micro beads, seed beads,gold leaf,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls,sequins,tulle,pressed flowers, leaves,lichen,flowers from Reneabouquets and Prima, metal from Reneabouquets, and bling and metal from my stash.  A lot of the textural elements are from Reneabouquets,including the printed Beautiful Board.



At the bottom of the mat I used Precious Metal Shimmerz, and more Steely Blue Eyes.




I used a lot of different colors at the lower right of the page: Imperial Amethyst, Blue Lagoon,Me And Blue, Oakie Bear Blue, Blue My Mind, and Green Goddess Inklingz. The Shimmerz: Pool Me Closer, Ultra Marine, and Peacock's Plume. The pink colors above are:Dear John, Coral Reef, and A Rose(By Any Other Name) Inklingz. 



I used a lot of white gesso at the bottom of the page, because things started looking too busy.



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