Sunday, 1 February 2015

Harry's Playing in the Puddles

Country View Crafts have a new challenge for February, "drips and drops" and I immediately knew what I wanted to do.

I grabbed a canvas (it measures just under 6 x 8 inches) and the Primary Cyan and Turquoise Shimmer misters from Deco Arts
 started with the Cyan, spritzed and let it run, adding water to speed the drips.
 shook the Turquoise a bit hard, ended up with a load of ink inside the lid, so used that too to make some circles. They dripped a bit too.
 some more drips, and also used the Shimmer White too, which seems much thicker and less inclined to drip.













Some more circles with black gesso, and stamped some of the raindrops from Water Effects 2 (stamps by Ryn) onto the canvas in black archival. and some of the bigger rain drops with Snowflake fresco.

Harry (aka Feather Bird by Lost Coast Designs)  is stamped in black archival  on tissue and painted in Chalk fresco lightly on the back, and then watered down Beach Hut from the front, to blend the torn edges into the background more.

"play in the puddles" is a stamp from Hobby Art, stamped on white card and a couple of drops of the Cyan, watered down to blend it over the text.  I edged it with a broad nibbed pen to make it stand out more on the canvas.

Finished with some splatters of the white mister made by tapping the end of the spray tube.

Had great fun with this, it was a shame whilst I was doing it, Andy Murray lost in the Australian Open tennis final, but you can't have everything you want!!

19 comments:

brenda said...

I bet you did have fun with this one Helen, I adore the 'drippy look', want to go try that out right now.

Agree with you, ten mins on the field and one in the net, what may have been if he were fit sooner.

B x

sam21ski said...

Well Harry looks right at home on this canvas, love it and your misters make a fantastic background xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Great puddles and drips xx

Lin said...

well Harry is certainly having a good time in the puddles!! love the colours helen and the drips are great!! love that quote too xx

Tracey Mallaghan said...

What a fab canvas,I love all the texture and colour you have plr with a and that.puddle star really finishes it off beautifully :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, Helen, I love it!

Lucy x

Sue said...

Hello Helen,
I am so pleased you had fun making this piece.
You have made wonderful drips and drops and the finished effect is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at CVC this month.
Smiles:)
Sue

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love seeing Harry in his new starring role! This is such a fun canvas Helen, tis a pity Tim couldn't make it to the end, I really thought at one time he was in with a chance!! Chrisx

Kyla said...

Love "Harry" a great stamp.
Back on your WOYWW post, I too have my latest Art Journaling magazine-guaranteed silence from me for a good couple of hours :-)

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #16

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous canvas Helen & fantastic drippage.

Virginia said...

Amazing and beautiful layout!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely fab!!! x

massofhair said...

Fantastic page Helen, wonderful drippage and love Harry he is a firm favourite image but not yet in my stash, hope to remedy this very soon:-)

Carmen said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Loving that drippy grunginess! And definitely loving seeing Harry again :)

Deborah Wainwright said...

Looks like you had fun. Love those colours a fav of mine at the mo and that bird is lovely. Fab canvass

craftimamma said...

Absolutely wonderful Helen! Love all the drippage followed by stamping!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous drippage! I enjoyed this challenge, drips are fun...

butterfly said...

Oh, yum! Your drips and drops are fabulous, and I'm sure Harry's enjoying splashing about. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful canvas and I love that Harry stamp!