Monday 4 February 2019

Tando colour theme - media board

I am sharing this project on the Tando Creative blog today where we are starting a colour theme.
The colour palette attracted me and I had no idea what I was going to make when I started.
But this is what appeared.

These colours and the image reminded me that Spring is on it's way, they are fresh and bright without being too vivid and one thing I did know was that I needed to mix and blend some of the DecoArt acrylic paints to get the range and effects I wanted. If you look closely although my board is not an exact representation of the photo there are some similarities. The greens are all in the background and I have some darker areas that are similar in colour to those behind and under the flowers and I also have some blooms represented but that's where any similarities end.

I chose (in order from left to right) paynes grey, dark grey & viridian mixed, titan buff, napthol red & titan buff, napthol red acrylic paints and picked up a Tando media board to work on.

Process steps

Begin by sealing the media board with white gesso and squidge it on your craft mat to get the textures started. Dry.
Mix white modeling paste with paynes grey media fluid acrylic and apply through a stencil. Dry.

Mix dark grey and viridian and create some watery wash and drip areas. Dry.

Paint the little hearts with paynes grey, napthol red and titan buff, blending the colours together on the hearts as you paint them.

Brayer a light layer of titan buff, dry and spritz with water and splatter some paynes grey watery wash. Dry.

Use a very small text stamp to create some random writing; sand and ink the edges with brown distress ink.. Create your own word tile - I use computer generated sayings and mount them on a strip of greyboard. Add some pinky red flowers and the heart then you're finished.

I really fell in love with the finished piece. Each layer worked well and the pops of red really pull my eyes in.

Thanks for stopping by and ...........

DecoArt Media Fluid ACrylic - Paynes Grey, Viridian, Dark Grey Value 6, Titan Buff, Napthol Red.
DecoArt mediums - White Gesso, White Modeling Paste
Stencil - France Papillon Rusted Rivets Small (from Tando Creative)
Tando Creative media board, mini hearts
Archival Ink - Peat Moss.
Distress ink - Ground Espresso.


A Pink said...

Absolutely fantastic ! Brenda . Adore the background and loved seeing it transform through the stages of creativity . The pops of red are just enough to make it truly shine .
Hugs x

Redanne said...

I am totally in love with the background you created too Brenda, it is beautiful in the muted colours and I love those pops of pinky red too! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

I love it, Brenda! The colors and textures really pulled me in to have a closer look and read about your process. It was a surprise not read something about Valentine’s Day or something about love. I do like the direction you took for some good everyday advice.

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous tag with super textures and lvbely colour shades.
Yvonne xx

Gina said...

I think you did an excellent job of colour matching. I prefer that you chose the deeper pinks to the more obvious baby pink in the petals :D XXX

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous mix of colours and they work so well with the textures. Another fabulous step by step! x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the tag Brenda, gorgeous colours and texture, very subtle. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so amazing!! The background is so gorgeous!! And I love the beautiful hearts and flowers!! Stunning tag, Brenda!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Jane said...

It turned out beautifully Brenda..the pop of red really does draw in the eye. The bacground is fab too. Roll on spring xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous media board Brenda! Love how you did the background and the touches of red are just the perfect hue and a beautiful contrast to the background and bring it all to life! To be honest, I much prefer your colour scheme to the given photo.... ;o) xxx

Sue said...

Really beautiful Brenda, those pops of red are so striking. Have a very happy week, Sue x

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautifully done, Brenda!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh that background... I see faces! Love the pop of red from the hearts!

froebelsternchen said...

This is utterly beautiful Brenda! I am in love woth the colours and textures!

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, sigh - this is so lovely. Those grey greens are so attractive, and the gentle, muted red of the hearts is really pretty. Gorgeous paint effects as always.
Alison x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great card!! I really love it!! Thanks for showing us how to make it!!



Kate Yetter said...

Your background is so cool. I really love that the black paint creates an shadow. Lovely tag!

sarascloset said...

Another wonderfully made project with a fantastic background! Love those pops of red! Hugs!