Monday, June 22, 2015

Hibiscus and Radiant Gels

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.   I would like to welcome the new followers, thank you for your interest in my blog.  And again I would like to thank everyone for your visits and kind comments.

Along with the beautiful Twinkling H2O's, members of Design by Ryn's Design Team also received a jar of Radiant Gels from ColourArte to play with.   It's a very cool medium, a dimensional paint with glimmer that you can create texture on your art either by using a stencil or paint using a palette knife to create mounds and peaks.  It also blends with other paint when wet, which I found during my experimentation.  I'm still learning what it can do and there are many wonderful colours to be tempted by :)

I used Designs by Ryn's - Hibiscus Stencil with the Radiant Gels.


The background is a combination of Distress Paints and inks and some clear embossing.   I also used Design by Ryn's fabulous Ginkgo stencil.

I used a palette knife to add the Radiant Gel (African Jade) over Designs by Ryn Hibiscus stencil.  I used a heat gun to dry which will cause some bubbling but I was OK with the added texture.   Because the colour of the Radiant Gel is close to the background colour the image didn't stand out enough for me so I placed the stencil back over the gel (when dry) and added a little white Acrylic paint.

On this next design below you can see the glimmer of the Gel which I left alone this time :)


I added the Radiant Gel first, let it dry, sprinkled Brusho powders over top and spritzed with water.  Next I stamped a few leaves from Design by Ryn's Hibiscus stamp set.   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirleyx

25 comments:

  1. Amazing finish on both of these Shirley with your usual mix of special colours and images

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. A wonderful fusion of colours Shirley and it's looking like there is another medium I am going to need.

    B x

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  3. Completely stunning Shirley, wow, such a beautiful colour combination and those radiant gels sound incredible! I have read about them a few times now, I shall have to check them out. This is so beautiful!

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  4. Just beautiful - and my favourite blues!

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  5. This really looks beautiful. I have never seen it.
    I really love the way you have used it.
    Thanks for showing Anneke

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  6. Guten Morgen, Shirley....
    Eine traumhaft schöne Karte.
    Ich liebe deine Farben.

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  7. Stunning Shirley, I've never heard of Raidient Gels before but they look wonderful and I can see that I'm going to have to keep a look out for these. I love the cards and the stencil you've used on them, I have the stamps but not the stencil yet. Think I'll have to go and buy it.

    Have a great week
    Sue xx

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  8. This card is absolutely stunning.I love it.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  9. Gorgeous Shirley, and these are both so shimmery and pretty and I love the Hibiscus and the Gingko stencils as they are just so stylish and the brushos add extra interest , also the added stamped leaves on the second one too. x

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  10. Very beautiful card, Shirley! Love the gels radiant effect.
    Mar xx

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  11. You had a wonderful play, with beautiful results!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  12. Both are stunning art works I love the color combinations
    xox Anja

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  13. Wow, these are lovely teamie! Like the effect of transparant leaves on the 2nd one. The shine and glimmer of the radiant gel is beautiful! xxMiranda

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  14. Hey Shirley, I agree with Miranda - the transparent leaves over the ink splash look great! They create a really nice subtle texture and connect the Hibiscus with the background. Love the layering in the first card too. I like the free flowing feel of it! Both of them actually. Many thanks :)

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  15. This is beautiful, I'm liking the look of those Radiant Gels too, there are some gorgeous colours and effects, doesn't look like they are available anywhere in UK yet, but certainly going to research, I'm in Canada at the moment visiting my daughter and enjoying this gorgeous weather, greetings xx Zoe xx

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  16. Ooh that gel looks gorgeous! I didn't get a pot of that gel, I had a pot of Silks Acrylic paint which I think maybe an acrylic version of the Twinkling H2Os, very pretty. Love that jade colour with your beautiful background! Xx

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  17. That gel looks like something to use often! Beautiful effects on both cards! Hope you have a sunny week! Gerrina xx

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  18. Love the effect and your combination of color! You are awesome! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us with your art! Beautiful! Happy Summer from Nova Scotia :) ! Have a great week!

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  19. Magnificent color with this gorgeous Ryn flower. {sigh} - yet one more awesome product to check out with this Radiant Gel. Sounds as though it is very versatile & in your hands, it will be a marvelous tool. Really gorgeous card. Both looks are stunning. Hope all is well in your part of the world. TFS & Hugs

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  20. That must have been fun to receive the new Radiant Gels, Shirley! I can just imagine your excitement. Such a lovely fantasy garden - is it water nymphs who care for it? Or is it merely midnight in the forest? Gorgeous - have fun! I'm sorry about not visiting as often as I'd like these days. Thanks for understanding. hugs, de

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  21. Just stunning, Shirley! Wishing I had some of those gels!

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  22. Wow what a beautiful card dear Shirley, your colours look amazing, and I love the way you used teh stencill!!! Very soon I'll write you an email, but bussy, bussy , bussy like all of us!!


    Have a nice week!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  23. So beautiful. You really are so versatile with the products you use and are so good at it. Have a nice week.

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  24. A wonderful card, lovely colors ! Love, Enny

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