Sunday, 3 May 2015

Paperartsy Theme 8 - Sprays

The new - well it started last week but I haven't had time before - theme from Paperartsy is Sprays - any kind of sprays, home made, custom bought, paints, dyes, shimmers,  whatever.

There have already been some fabulous posts from the PA regulars - Jo created a gorgeous background yesterday with Fresco sprays, and Kate did some fabulous drippage ... to be honest, they've all been pretty inspiring.
I mixed some Fresco paint in water and decorated a canvas.

 I used one of Leandra's favourite colours - pink and orange

The canvas is about 20 by 25 cm
 I started by stencilling grunge paste through the harlequin stencil, then sprayed my pink- Bougainvillea - allowing drips and puddles to form - several layers to get different intensities of colours,
 then added the orange - I did a couple of versions of orange, started with autumn fire mixed with tango, (this is layer one of the spray) and then added some blood orange - it went a bit dark, so added some zesty zing, faffed about as you do...


made a new spray with just tango and was finally happy (another layer of the pink helped)

Went in with Sara Naumann stamps, text in Magenta Hue archival, large circles in Orange Blossom, small circles in the Magenta again, and the hearts in black.

Had so much fun with this, this afternoon!
Entering the Paperartsy sprays challenge here

I have got something else I may enter but it's on a birthday card that hasn't arrived yet so can't share just yet!

18 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh would love to see this in the flesh as it looks rather pink on the photo but READING the colours you used it must be more orangey / yellow xxx

Miriam said...

I love these colours - they have worked really well.... love your canvas Helen

Hazel Agnew said...

Glad that you had fun and I love what you have created! Colours are fab, great piece Helen! Xx

Claire said...

Love it Helen, the colour combo looks great and really like the magenta stamping X

Joi at RR said...

Really wonderful Helen. j.

brenda said...

It's a stunning colour palette Helen. ticks all my boxes.

B x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is gorgeous!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! Beautiful canvas! Pink and orange combo are so gorgeous, love the drip too. xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! This just shows how much fun you had - love it! Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Love that colour combination, this is fabulous Helen!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, Helen. This is definitely an impressive spread. Love the colors and the background. The more layers you added, the lovelier it got.

Gabrielle said...

Love the colour choices you've made for this really fabulous canvas - it must look amazing on your wall! I think I might make a Tango spray next...!

Sarah B said...

very fresh and pretty Helen xx

Craftyfield said...

Warm, happy colours! Love the Sara Naumann stamps too I use them quite a lot. Sprays was a great fun theme!

Trish said...

Wonderful canvas!

Sarah Dunkley said...

Love the colour! Gorgeous! X

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow, I love this Helen! I was Ooohing at the first stage let alone the rest!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Wow - you really have been hitting the pinks... love the a zing of orange, and the Harlequin texture is perfect. May have to give in and get those hearts...
Alison xx