Friday, March 9, 2018

March Inspiration with Kripa Koushik


 My first share this month is a canvas which now sits on my son's desk. 
I love how easy it is to create texture and interest just by layering chipboard pieces.

 To begin, I collaged some papers on the canvas and added texture paste and paints.
 On top of this I've built layers of chipboard on top of each other and tucked under
 the layers behind the photograph.

All the chipboard pieces were coated with white gesso. Then, except the 
checkerboard clumps, the rest of the pieces were painted on using 
Colourarte Acrylic Silks. Some checkerboard clumps were left plain,
 the rest were painted on with a brush loaded with Twinkling H2Os (watercolour).

 2crafty chipboard used:
* Summertime
 * Filmstrip Tiny
* Gears Medium
* Checkerboard clumps 
* Steampunk gears tiny
* Steampunk gears small


 'Love these kids'

The next project is a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout of my kids with something
 out of my comfort zone - a lot of visible journalling..

In order to have lots of space for journalling, I centred the photograph and extended
 the layout horizontally using the pretty Squiggly Hearts Cluster. Under the 
Squiggly Heart Cluster on either side is a Film Strip - Tiny. Ive cut to  
Sequins negative bits in two and tucked it around the photograph.  

 I wanted the {heart}in the title - I just {heart} these kids next to the photograph, 
so I cut it in two and layered them one below the other. All the chipboard pieces have
 been altered the same way - first a layer of white gesso and then painted on with 
Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics using a make up sponge.

2crafty chipboard used:
* Film Strips - Tiny
* Squiggly heart cluster
* Sequins Negative Bits
* I just {heart} these kids - Title

Thank you for visiting us today.
Happy creating,