Hello and Happy Friday!
Tina here again for my final post as a Guest Designer for Splash of Color. I would like to thank Cheryl for inviting me to share my passion and creativity with y’all. I have enjoyed my week with you and I hope to see you around Cyber-land soon.
For my final project, I created a Home Décor Art piece that evolved from a sheet of Birdie Darling paper, LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze, and LuminArte Primary Elements. I love putting these basic items together to create a unique, one of a kind work of art.
To start my Home Décor project, I used this paper, Birdie Darling as a painting template. When I first started this project, my intention was to paint the flowers and just frame the sheet of colorful paper. But, (like many of my projects), my ideas and inspiration evolved and changed, and what I ended with was entirely different.
Here is what the papered looked like at the beginning of this process…
And what the colored paper looked like at the ‘end’.
You can see that the transparent nature of the silks look beautiful on the paper, allowing the detail of each flower to still be visible. This would be a beautiful work of art displaying on your wall, but I went past this stage and kept creating. ;)
I have ‘mildly’ obsessed with anything wax these days, (okay, so mildly is a little understated), so I wondered what my sheet of painted paper would look like if I covered it with wax.
Well, let me show you.
The wax created a softness to the harsh black lines and the texture was amazing, BUT, I wanted more. So back to the drawing board.
Using the project I shared on Wednesday (my Art Journal page) as inspiration, I painted several large flowers on my paper with Distress Paint. I wanted a more opaque image against the translucent background and this was the look I wanted.
As my painted flowers dried, I realized the background was a bit busy for my bold, bright flowers, so I struggled with what to do next.
I got it! I’ll make my own colored Gel Medium with LuminArte Primary Elements. I mixed up a batch of Pink Crocus, (part of the ‘It’s Springtime’ set) colored Gel Medium and proceeded to cover the background. What is great about this is that peeks of pattern and color are still visible through the colored Gel Medium, so I didn’t lose the beautiful background entirely.
Once it was dry, I outlined my flowers with wax pastels, charcoal, and black and white pens. Love how the color just POPS off the background.
Well, that brings me to the end of an amazing week. Thank you for stopping by each day. I feel truly honored to be able to share my passion for creating with you. I hope I was able to provide some inspiration this week. :)
Thank you again for taking the time. Have a fantastic weekend!