Saturday, September 9, 2017

September projects with Kripa

Hello friends,

Am I glad its starting to get warmer here in Sydney. Im eagerly looking forward to perfect beach weather. My first project reflects this mood of mine with 2craftychipboard Intricate Seahorses as the focal point.

Summer Canvas

All chipboard pieces were coated with white gesso & then Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics applied using a sponge. After the base layer of teal dried, dry brush with white acrylic paint dabbing more paint on the tail & fins.

Gesso can also be used instead of white acrylic paint. The stars in the Star Bubble Set have been painted with peach acrylic paint. Ive used a compass chipboard on either side for balance after painting it with silver & peach paints.

2crafty chipboard pieces used:
- Compass
- Star Bubble Set
- Intricate Seahorses 

Cute Kids Canvas

My second project is a special request from my son - a canvas to put on his room door. He didn't want a name board, so I used the Title chipboard Caution Kids at play as the focal point.

 My favourite way of using gears is to pick a couple of pieces from the many gears and cogs sets available at 2craftychipboard - Cute cogs, Gears, Steampunk gears medium and small. All the gears were coated with white gesso before applying paint. Dab gesso with a sponge to create a grungy texture on the cogs & title.

The Checkerboard Clumps were directly painted on with red, maroon and gold paints. 
To give them a darker and grungy look, no gesso was used to prime the pieces.

For the 'Caution' part of the title, after painting red, dry brush with white gesso. This technique uses a completely dry brush with the tiniest amount of paint. Once you pick up paint, dab the excess on scratch piece of paper till you think almost all the paint is gone. Then lightly drag it over the title. The paint will hit all the raised portions & highlight the texture.

2crafty chipboard Used:
- Gears
- Cute Cogs
- Caution Kids at play
- Checkerboard Clumps
- Steampunk gears medium & small

Finally, I have a few more projects to share from last month. 

Mini Album Cover
  Can you find a 2crafty chipboard Vintage Key tucked in behind the flowers covered with shiny sequins and micro beads? The title chipboard piece 'A Wish Come True' felt like the perfect title for this mini album which will be used to document my trip to Europe.

ART - Journal Page 
My next share is an art journal page that uses Moroccan Panel alongwith gesso & sand paste to create the textured background. The words ART have been made using sand texture through a stencil. Over the word is placed a chipboard Vintage Key. After painting the key with acrylic paint, Ive stamped a text stamp with black archival ink.

2craftychipboard used
- Vintage Keys
- Moroccan Panel
- A wish come true Title

Thank you for stopping by .
I hope you enjoyed today's post.