Sunday, 25 August 2013

Borrowing a little bit of Lin Brown magic

Yesterday Lin Brown has been guesting at Paperartsy with a 10th birthday project that was just fabulous, but I didn't get time to complete it before the noon deadline for last week's challenges. Today, Leandra shared a video teaching us (reminding some of us who'd forgotten) how to line up their grunge flower die with the matching stamps so you get perfectly stamped images on the die cuts (yeah, right!!) However, I had a go and after I lined up all the appropriate stamps and marked off the notches on the dies, I was set to have a little play...

Following Lin's post yesterday, I cut an arch and covered it with grunge paste, then painted it with Fresco paint - it's not as red in real life - with cinnamon and blood orange, then brushed some Renaissance Treasure Gold over the high spots.

The Lynne Perella stamp is stamped on a piece of cotton and painted with Frescos from behind mostly, though some touches from the front.

The flowers are die cut and painted with Fresco's as in Leandra's video and Lin's demo's at art shows.

The leaf is one of Lin's chip pieces, painted with a mix of Hey Pesto and Limelight Fresco, then stamped with a Paperartsy Ink and the Dog background script (BG6)

Think I used Mermaid for the blue and Eggplant round the edges. The middle was Haystack.
 underneath the bottom flower is a fabric one, die cut from some heavy cream fabric I picked up in a John Lewis sale (and I have no idea what it is!)

But the lining up of the notches works (unless you trimmed your own stamps, so I agree with Leandra in the video, it really does help if you buy ready mounted stamps for this technique!!)
and painted with Fresco's to match the first flower (Smoked Paprika and Haystack)

We've been spoilt with blog posts today from Paperartsy - 4 in total, we've seen 3, one more to go, and it's from the amazing Darcy Wilkinson again, so anything could happen...

21 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

That is beautiful.

Jacqui Chimes said...

Gorgeous Helen

Lin said...

Beautiful Helen well done with the flowers!!

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab, so you got there in the end with your flowers then, they look fab. Great arch and love your fabric images.

Sam xxx

massofhair said...

Looking good Helen, great cours and fab project:-)

Carol Q said...

fab Helen - love your flowers

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love this Helen. I've been out all day and only just got in. Wow! You were quick off the mark! I love the combination of elements on this, it all works brilliantly together! Julie Ann xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful work!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Wow Helen, this is absolutely stunning! I haven't had chance to watch today's video yet (only just settling down after bedtimes stories .... just one more please Mamma, pleeeaase, lol) but your flowers are beautiful and I love the painted fabric image. Gorgeous texture on the arch too! I love the whole piece!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julie Bell said...

I love these arches and the flowers are simply stunning x

ionabunny said...

Lovely piece.

Hettie said...

This is lovely Helen.
Hugs
xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I checked out the video, even though I don't have any of those dies or stamps. You did a fantastic job with this secret garden arch. It is wonderful.

brenda said...

Woo hoo, I'll say no more Helen !

But that's not about your piece of artwork, that is just stunning with such fabulous texture dimension and colour.

B x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Love it! x

BJ said...

Love this piece Helen, BJ

Janet said...

Fantastic flowers Helen
Janet x

butterfly said...

Ooh, that's so yummy... I love the bold, red frame, and the flowers look great, especially the painting on that last one - so glad you showed us it before the top layer went on!
Alison x

Trish said...

Oooo. that's lovely!

Sue said...

This is wonderful Helen xx

Leandra Franich said...

Ohhh looks gorgeous Helen! Love it, and the fabric layer underneath is a nice touch too!