Monday 25 January 2016

Be inspird by bottles #2

HI Everyone. I hope you've had a lovely weekend. Today I am sharing a mixed media board as my second make for my 'be inspired by bottles' challenge at Country View Challenges. 

I really got into the background layers starting with my 'Layered Shapes' technique that I taught at the CVC workshop a week or so ago.

This is how the board looked after I had glued on the die-cuts and then covered it all with gesso.......

 ..... and this is how it looked when I thought I had finished it (if you take a look at the finished photo you will see some changes). Using mainly DecoArt media fluid acrylic paints I added layers of colours and a spritz of the white media shimmer mister.......

......  finishing with some distress inks and then another shimmer mister spritz. 

The bottles were die-cut from chipboard (greyboard) and given a coat of white gesso. From there I used mask and peel, black modelling paste with a stencil, paints and metallic lustre to get these final effects

I also found photos I could use on the blocks and punched them out.

I had fun putting it all together adding some rusted elements and ribbon and also practising my asemic writing. I have collected examples and written a description of what it is on my Pinterest page.

I continued to add little splashes of colour with a brush a tiny amount of titanium white on a brayer and shading with both paint and distress markers until I was happy with it. I really didn't know when to finish on this one, I could have gone on forever I think.


If you haven't yet visited the challenge do pop over and see all the inspirational ways the team have come up to show you how to have a go at this theme.

Do pop back Friday when I will be sharing some photos from my Journalling day at Pickwell farm on Saturday - what a great day we had with some fabulous results.

Enjoy your week.

hugs Brenda xxx


Words and Pictures said...

What fabulous painty effects throughout - love the rusty textured bottles with that fabulous metallic gleam, and the spritz of White Shimmer Mister is magical (don't you just love that stuff?!). Brilliant!
Alison xx

Almo said...

Lovely mix of colours and textures on this piece Brenda with your mix of different die cuts and sprays. I like the pops of extra coral colour on the ribbon and the bold blues on the bottles. White shimmer mister is a new one on me (have been away too long!), the effects here look great I must check it out. Mo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This really is fabulous! I love the way the bottles shine and the colours you have used! Hugs, Chrisx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome project, Brenda!

experiments in paper said...

Fantastic, Brenda!! Love that background with all the lovely sitters, and those bottles are FABULOUS!! xxx Lynn

Doreen said...

A fabulous creation,love the colours and