Sunday, 16 August 2015

Paperartsy Topic 15 - Gels and Mediums

Wow, the latest Paperartsy topic is a great one!!  Gels and Mediums - so many out there, so many effects!  There have already been loads that really inspired me, Sue's drippage with tar gel, was gorgeous, (but my local "art" shop didn't have tar gel yesterday; so that will have to wait)  and Lin Brown made a great video with gloss gel (which the shop DID have...yay!!)

 first stage, the gloss gel drying - like Lin I used the Paperartsy Crunchy and Smoothy papers
 first layer of spray - don't have the Lindy Stamp Gang sprays,so used some Glimmer Mists - been a while since these saw the light of day!
 and first layer on the Crunchy
 thank goodness for crafty stash that comes in pizza boxes!
 think this is enough spray layers!
 third or fourth layer - the Glimmers don't seem as vibrant as the Lindy's so needed more layers
 left them overnight mainly because the light had gone and I couldn't see well enough to carry on.. and wasn't sure what to do with them!

I've shown you quite a few of my step by step photos but do check out Lin's video!!
 decided to do a page in my big A4 journal -took some blue Frescos - brayered on Blue Oyster, China, Old Gold, added some Space Cadet and more Old Gold...
 then stencilled the cornflower in Antarctic
 and tore the two samples with the same stencil, and glued to the journal.
I added some script stamping on the journal page and onto the torn samples too.

and still have these to play with!

Lin and Leandra, this was such fun, and I love the effects. Entering the Paperartsy challenge here 

Going back to my gels now... got some coarse gel I've been working with too!  watch this space...


Chris Cresswell said...

Fab step out Helen. Love the shine from the glimmer mists. Need to have another go with mine now halving seen this!

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab results, the blue obviously is the main colour of mica sprays to have, really brings out the sheen - nice one

Steven said...

Great stuff Helen, love that blue...... putting me to shame!! xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! that is absolutely beautiful results and photo too Helen!! Wonderful background and design. I love these and I'll have a go. xx

Lesley Ebdon said...

Fab results Helen! I agree this is such fun to try. Look forward to your next experiment!

Lesley Xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

You have really been inspired by Lin's great video! I love the effects you achieved and it's clear you had lots of fun too! I love the way the technique worked with the flowers as much as the doily one, actually. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your experimentation with gels, Helen! xx

Sarah B said...

These all look wonderful Helen - looking forward to seeing your next project xx

Kyla said...

ooh these look fun. Tar gel eh? New one on me, but I reckon between MaryAnne, Shaz and me we could figure out how to make some if the shop doesn't stock it!!

Happy WOYWW also.


Shoshi said...

These are sumptuous, Helen. Love all that shimmer on the stencils. Gorgeous effect. Thanks for sharing your experiments with us!


craftytrog said...

Stunning results Helen! I really need to try this! x

butterfly said...

Yum colours, yum yum!! Fabulous work with the gels and the sprays - this so makes me want to have a play - so much to catch up on at the craft table as well as out and about visiting.
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had an internet friend who sent me a small bottle (she used one of her bottles) if tar gel years and years ago. Somehow, it and a few other items got "misplaced" when my basement flooded the first time and people came in to pack up my art supplies. So I never had a chance to play with it, but I look forward to seeing what you do with yours once you get some. Yes, I know you'll get some at some point. After all, you are the Queen of new art supplies.

Really liked your latest project, too. Gorgeous colors.

Hazel Agnew said...

Your photos are amazing Helen, good use of the techniques and lots more to come I hope! xx

Craftyfield said...

You managed to get a great shine on the stencilled gel medium! I loved that technique too but got completely side-tracked... I'd love to try the tar gel too, although I really need to finish some of a stuff I DO have before buying more!