Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mixed Media with Cornflowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

It's overcast and rainy this afternoon so I stayed inside and played with Acrylic paints, Silks Acrylic Glaze, Molding Paste & stencils.    This is a cropped version of the canvas that is a little larger, but for photograph purposes it looks better this way.  



I actually started by covering the board with some pieces of background created with the Gelli Plate.  You can't really see them, but bits & pieces show through.  

I added a little lace, drywall tape and molding paste with TCW Cornflowers & Peacock Pattern stencils.   I used heavy body acrylics and Silks acrylic glaze.  I went back over the flower using the stencil with white acrylic paints and outlined with a pigment pen after dry.   I also added a little silver pearl UTEE around the edges.  

A fun 'play' for a dreary afternoon.   I'll be back in a couple of days with another 'Fancy Flower' by Chocolate Baroque :)

Thanks for stopping by.
Shirley

21 comments:

  1. love this Shirley! The colours and style is so me! xx

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  2. Rae introduced me to your blog! I too love the colours and hope to do more in this style of crafting! Plus I love how you have outlined the flowers it makes them pop out of the page! xx

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  3. Very special for you Shirley, I'm not used to your new style yet, it looks quiet good , very colourful and I love the flowers you created with the Molding Pasta!! It looks very ARtSy!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  4. absolutely fantastic new pieces Shirley! AMAZING colors... and what great Gelli Print backgrounds too... wonderful artwork!

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  5. This is a great canvas Shirley. Rich colours and it sure looks like you are having fun with your gelli plate! Hope you are having a good weekend. Elaine x

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  6. Such a beautiful canvas Shirley, I love what you've done. I think I'm a little afraid to just go for it, I like to be a little more planned (hope that makes sense). We had rain last night, first time for about three weeks.

    Sue x

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  7. Gorgeous work Shirley, love the colours and the rich background:) Cathy x

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  8. The colour is a delight & it's so interesting with all the texture/patterning. I do love the way you use negative images & this is a super example of just that.
    We've finally got some rain so I've no watering duties today.
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. So beautiful! I love the colours!
    And such beautiful gelliplate backgrounds!!!
    Linda

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  10. This is Art. Greetings Janny

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  11. It looks WONDERFULL!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  12. So pretty Shirley... love the yummy berry colours and all that fab texture! xxx ps how do you like to use the Neocolors? I've had a quick play on watercolour paper but I wasn't too impressed.. maybe I'm not using them on the right paper/card! Thanks for any tips you can give me! :) xxx

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  13. Gorgeous colour again Shirley, the flowers are fab, I love that mask! Hope you have a wonderful and creative week, hugs Gay x

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  14. What a mix of techniques you have in this stunning piece of art. Enlarging the pic showed up the texture so well. Love the colors used and those stencils...so pretty. I have seen the Silks, but don't have any just yet. Each time I'm seeing your Gelli work, reminds me of those plates - just sitting and waiting on me. Keep thinking I need to clean up the area before I start adding more elements to the current clutter. This is lovely, and TFS & inspiring. Hugs

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  15. Lovely mix of colors! I love all of the various elements you've used on this.

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  16. WOW Shirley!! This is one stunning canvas! Your talent blows me away!! Happy sunday to you!!
    hugs
    Ellen

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  17. Your canvas is wonderful - Love that background!
    Sandy

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  18. I love love LOVE this, Shirley,and have pinned it for myself. Thank you for sharing the details - I want to make something using the textures and paints. I especially like the "light" in the flowers - you must be so proud to hang it! It is truly a Shirley Masterpiece! hugs, de

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  19. Great effect this technique of going over the flowers! They realy pop out of the beautiful background! Hugs, Gerrina

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  20. Hi Shirley, your canvas looks great and such beautiful colours! Great playing with all the textures!warm greet Mirandaxx

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  21. Hi Shirley! (a little late on this one haha, oops, missed it somehow :)) but WOW what a terrific canvas! Really love it!! What a gorgeous background with all those great techniques, very interesting to read about! Great creation! The flowers are so pretty too, they stand out nicely wih the light colouring! Wow, terrific piece, thanks for sharing!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

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