Saturday 20 January 2018

Make art nearly every other day - Panel 1 - Traces of Ancient Life

Ok, make art every day? I don't think I can commit to that - but nearly every other day? Well maybe but even then it's pushing it when larger projects need designing, making and written up for DT deadlines etc. So all I can say is I will try my best for three times a week.!!! 
I'm pleased to say I am no longer playing catch up and I am now at the point where I have been making samples as part of the Andy Skinner Creative Team for his new releases and ready for the CHSI Stitches show in Birmingham in a month's time. Using Andy's new stamps I have started a little project making just small pieces of art and these are something that has got me totally focussed and enjoying exploring background making and designing with a quick and satisfying finish to them. 

So this is panel one - they are all going to be the same size 7 cms wide by 10.8 cms in height and they are going into a journal - eventually! I am going to show you the panels in sequence but they will end up in a different order once I have enough to complete all the pages.
I sealed each of the panels using tinting base - half I brushed over the other half I used a palette knife to drag it over.
I then used a variety of ways to create backgrounds using a palette from titan buff, titanium white, cobalt blue, sap green, diarylide yellow, green gold, raw umber and quinacridone gold.

Process steps
1. Seal the panel with tinting base.
2. Dip into watery cobalt blue hue and dry.
3. Repeat step 2 with titan buff.
4. Stamp text with cornflower blue archival ink.
5. Stencil a layer using media acrylics.
6. Stencil dots with white crackle paste and leave to dry naturally.

7. Finish with a wash of paynes grey and quinacridone gold.

8. Stamp with two colors of archival inks on each print.

9. Add computer generated phrase.

Using the stamps and some of my own words to help bring them all together has been so rewarding I'm hoping that I can keep it up over a more prolonged length of time. More of all of that in a later post.

For now, have fun whenever you find some time to create.

hugs Brenda xxx

19 comments: said...

Sooo cool! X

Jane said...

Fabulous art Brenda. I'm so glad you've caught up making and can now enjoy your creating. I love the background for this super fossil stamp. Have a lovely weekend keep warm! Hugs xxx

GaynaB said...

Brenda this is lovely, looks like a slab of rock that you've found fossils in. These stamps are on my shopping list!! Looking forward to seeing the next panel! xxx

Nikki K said...

Stunning, love love love this. Xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, the colours are perfect. I love how you used the imagery . Tracy x

Julia said...

This is a great fossil fish, fabulous artwork.

A Pink said...

A really great piece of art showcasing some of Andys new Stamps.
Thanks for sharing the process
Hugs x

Meggymay said...

They look super new stamps you used. Its a fantastic piece.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this Brenda - great colours to accompany those fab stamps! Hugs, Chrisx

Sophie said...

Endlich komme ich mal wieder dazu, ein paar Blogs zu besuchen.

Tolle Idee, tolle Karte, liebe Brenda.
Das sind ja klasse Stempel, die du wundervoll in Szene gesetzt hast.
Chapeau !

Liebe Grüße

Lisa said...

Oh wow, absolutely amazing!! I love the images, the colors, the texture...everything!! So spectacular!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant. Love it all. Thank you for sharing this.

Corrie Herriman said...

Cool !
Corrie x

Gina said...

Oh my gosh...theses stamps were made for your style!!!! Looking forward to seeing the full collection in a journal :D XXX

Cocofolies said...

This is so gorgeous as usual, Brenda!
It's fun because I've just received these stamps, and wow, I love them!!
Have fun and joy with your wonderful creative Andy Skinner's team this year, you will do your best art I know, always fabulous.
Wishing you the best for 2018.
Corinne xx

SewPaperPaint said...

I really love this Brenda! So much amazing color variation and life! Hugs, Autumn

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The more I see your samples, the more I love these stamps. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work, Angela xXx

sarascloset said...

Gorgeous colors on this one, and I love those crackled dots! Hugs!

Words and Pictures said...

Yes, I did double-check the first one before awarding the honours to the frog. This one probably edges it for colour and those magical crackled dots, but the frog himself is the clear fossil winner!! Brilliant inspirational work with the new stamps and all those amazing DecoArt mediums. Bravo!
Alison x