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Rosie’s Pass the Painting…so far

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This canvas is Rosie’s Pass the Painting as she did layer 1: texture with reinforcement rings, Martha Stewart punch and adhesive webbing.
Pam did layer 2: more texture with smooth gesso and gesso through sequin waste.
Lou did layer 3:  Doilies, watercolour paint (raspberry and brick red), embossed butterfly.
Pauline did layer 4: petite doll and flower images, writing Dream a little dream, ranger inks and Faber Castell pens.

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My addition layer 5:  bling – gems, pearls, stickles, white pen to highlight, old jewellery bits,  and ribbon.

Pam’s Pass the Painting … so far.

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I received a few of the Pass the Paining canvases the other day that a group of us are doing from the crop so here is Pam’s canvas so far.

Pam did layer 1: mixed paper collage, book pages, paint cards, brown paper, scrapbook paper and paper towel.
Lou did layer 2: PVA, chipboard, cogs, dots, brown tissue paper.
Pauline did layer 3: distress inks, paper boat and sail using paper and napkins.

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This is my addition layer 4: stamped acetate then coloured underneath using alcohol inks, peel-off anchor stuck to grunge board and added chain, little shells, Crackle paint tarnished brass, Tim Holtz brads and game spinner, wax rub-on in copper and gold to highlight the cogs.

Pass the painting July

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Louise 1st layer: paper scraps and glue, Elaine 2nd layer: gesso, distress ink, butterflies and large glitter (sprayed with spray adhesive), Pauline 3rd layer: hand-drawn bird cage, mod podge + napkin, watercolour background, outline butterflies.

These Pass the paintings are going well.  This is now layer 4 which is my turn and it is really hard to stop yourself from adding more and more but you have to so the next people have something to add.  I did some doodling on the flowers, leaves and bird.  I painted over the title words with Diamond glaze then highlighted that area and some random around the edge with Broken china Distress ink then stamped with green acrylic paint randomly with a texture stamp (if we were not passing it on – what I would have liked to do was edge the entire painting with Broken china crackle paint and doodled over the butterflies and added some bling to the flowers and butterflies and maybe more work on the bird).  This one has another couple of layers to go (Rosie and Pam).

Inks/Paint:  Distress ink Broken china, Acrylic paint Moss green
Stamp:  Tim Holts Urban tapestry
Other:  Diamon glaze, Pitt pens 125,146 and 156, white  Inkssentials pen

Semi-abstract Summer

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So my mum issued me with a challenge the other day: make a semi-abstract using 3 colours of inks or paints with no zentangle, no stamps and the theme is summer.
This is what I cam up with.  Summer to me is sitting in the garden watching the bugs and seeds and all the other wee dust particles floating about in the breeze.  Did I cheat adding white?  My 3 colours are blue, green and red (using white for highlights and the dandelions seeds).

Inks:  Distress ink Tumbled glass
Paint:  Acrylic paint Moss and Poppy, Antique white
Card:  silk card
Other:  Marvy le Plume pens in green and red, glitter pen (tiny amount in the fluffy part of the seed heads)

I brayered the background all over using the Tumbled glass ink (which in real life looks almost aqua) leaving a central glow.  I loosely painted in grassy leaves and thicker leaves, the stippled over the base to look a bit like moss in the grass using the acrylic paints.  Added some flowers then splattered some red and green.  Lastly I added the fluffy seed heads adding a little glitter pen to the fluffy bits.

It is just the right size to put into an A5 aperture card but is it semi-abstract? not sure.

 

Pass the painting – June

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This is the next painting that is being passed around – a little earlier than it should just because we had them ready.  Elaine did the first layer with paper scraps, Pauline added scrunched glued napkins and scraps of gauze.  I added a spray of aqua and red which you see in the first photo (as I forgot to take a photo before I started) then I added more sprays through stencils and mesh then splattered with white acrylic paint.

Sprays:  Dylusions ink Cyan and Postbox red, Brusho Crimson, Cosnic shimmer mist and Lava.  (sprayed water through stencil then lifted the colour out for a ghost effect).
Acrylic paint:  watered down Titanium white sprayed with toothbrush.
Other:  Uni paint marker to splatter, alphabet and number, circle stencils, mesh.

Pass the painting- Pauline’s 1st layer

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Pauline did the first layer then I did the second layer.

The pass the painting project is going ok.  I passed my painting with the 1st layer on to Rossie, and Pauline has passed her 1st layer to me.  For the 2nd layer I used acrylic paint.  I picked out 3 colours from the 1st layer and and splotched, stamped and daubed it onto the background.
Acrylic colours:  lime, cerise and blue (with a tiny bit of gel medium in places to make it a little less opaque so you can still see some of the text through it).

Pass the Painting – 1st layer

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A little band of 5 (Go 4 it Girls) have got together to do a variety of projects and the first one is called Pass the Painting.  The object of this project is for each of us to a first layer of a painting (or art journal) then pass it onto the next person who then does the next layer and so on.  We will each have a final original piece of art.  I think this is going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see all the final art work.

Card:  18/24cm canvas board (gerstaeker) which is already primed with acrylic.
Paint:  acrylic paint: Violet, Orange yellow and Cadmium red hue and left a bit of the white backgound showing through.
Other:  credit card to spread the paint, daubers, and lids for the circles, mesh as a stencil

Abstract card

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The last time Carey was up for a visit with the family we got talking about abstract painting and although I have never painted an abstract painting before it struck me that the backgrounds I do for some of my art journals are just that.  So I did this painting for Carey’s card using the same methods I would for a background but with really bright blocks of colour and almost filling the page.  I am quite pleased with the results but it is hard to know when to stop adding bits.

Inks/paint:  blue, yellow, red, black and white acrylic paint, coloured pens
Card:  water colour card and a large aperture card
Other:  stencils, sequin waste, bottle caps, daubers