Monday, 19 March 2018

Paperartsy Giveaway - Spring Journal Page

Hi ya, I'm back with a journal page which has lots of layers.  No step by step as this page was out of my comfort zone PASTELS.  I never go for pastel shades but of course I'm showcasing Paperartsy paints and they have some gorgeous pastel colours.
I was first introduced to Paperartsy Fresco paints when I did a workshop with Tim Holtz, you got the morning with Paperartsy and an afternoon with Tim Holtz.  Now I fell in love with Paperartsy there and then, and bought my first set of paints.  Tim Holtz was fab but it was the Paperartsy workshop I enjoyed most.  I then went on to have a weekend workshop with Paperartsy and by then my love was fixed.  It took awhile to get used to using paints rather then the inks I used in card making but I kept on at it and now love anything painty.  But my first love will always be these chalky awesome paints and the colours they have now are fantastic.
The picture of the giveaway is at the bottom of the page, plus all the products I used which are linked to That's Crafty as I buy all my Paperartsy goodies from there.

I would like to enter the following challenes -
That's Crafty - spring into action
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - use a stencil and 3 mediums (paint, pastels, pens/pencils)
Love To Create - anything goes
Mix It Up - anything goes/ optional make your own background

This was taken before I added the spring wording.

Decided to add the spring sunshine.

The colours I decided to go with.  

Giveaway finishes on Monday 26th March.
All you have to do is comment on facebook or instagram or on here.
If you do all 3 you will get 3 chances.  

Right I shall be back tomorrow with another project showing some love for the Paperartsy range :-).

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Product List
Paperartsy Paints - cheesecake, haystack, yellow submarine, butternut, tango, sherbet, candy floss, blue oyster, lake wanaka, antarctic, bouganvillea, smurf, glass blue, chalk, snowflake, eggplant, lilac, moonlight
Paperartsy Stencils - PS034, PS015, PS017, PS041
Paperartsy Mediums - gloss, satin
Other Stencils - Dina Wakley (daisies, essentials), The Crafters Workshop (mini ring doily)
Portfolio Oil Pastels - yellow orange, yellow, true blue, violet, orange, pink, peach
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye (tangerine), 7 Dots Studio (messy head)
Book Paper
Washi Tape
Liquitex matte gel
Spellbinders - circle dies
Reeves Paint - gold, silver
Sakura glaze pens - 803
Sakura stardust pens - 725,724,705,721
Tim Holtz - seasonal stickers chit chat
Prismacolour premier pencil - yellow ochre

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Paperartsy Whimsical Challenge and Giveaway

Hi ya,  Yep it happened again, two weeks ago today I said I was doing a giveaway and I had all these posts to put up using Paperartsy products and the giveaway was for two weeks as nothing should happen in two weeks.  Later that same evening my mum was rushed into hospital.  So of course I haven't been here in a evening to be able to pop up the posts.  Anyway all is good, she came out a few days ago and all is fine.  So I shall again be trying to post this week and the giveaway will now be drawn on Monday the 26th March.  I have decided to open it up to facebook and Instagram so lots of chances of winning.

Today's post has been done for the Paperartsy Challenge Whimsy.  I decided to do some whimsy style flowers on a cheap £1 canvas from the pound shop.

All products I used are at the bottom of the page, with links to That's Crafty as I buy all my Paperartsy products from there.  Plus a photo of the giveaway is at the end.

Here is the finished canvas.  I have a few close up pics and then a quick step by step. I used Paperartsy paints with a thickening gel by liquitex. It makes the paint thicker so you can use a palette knife. It gives you the feeling of painting with oil paint. It does take 24 to 48 hours to dry. I love the texture it gives.

The best thing about Paperartsy paints is that they have a beautiful chalk finish and the opaque colours lay elegantly.  I used a cheap canvas and I gave it 2 coats.  I didn't even use gesso.

Coat one dry 

Coat two dry.

Next I used a stencil with snowflake.

I used beach hut and limelight with a baby wipe for the next layer.

It became a bit dark so I used a wash of mermaid.

Next some stamping.

With my fingers I painted 3 circles and used a stencil with leaves.

I then made the circles a bit bigger.

Here you can see how the paint looks with the medium.

I started with the leaves and used a palette knife. I then left it for 2 days to dry.

Next I used 3 paints with the medium.

Just look at the cerise so yummy.

I used a palette knife and layered and mixed colours in circular motion.
To finish off I added a quote, some shading and some micro beads.

Here is the giveaway.

Right I shall be back tomorrow with another Paperartsy project.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Products used (linked to That's Crafty)
Paperartsy Paints - mermaid, beach hut, snowflake,  limelight,  hyde park, granny smith, cerise, bubblegum, professor plum, white fire, little black dress.
Paperartsy Stencils - PS016,  PS005
Paperartsy Stamps - min 44, ELB03
Dina wakley gel medium
Liquitex thickening gel
Archival jet black, paradise teal
Finnabair micro brads copper
Stabilo All graphite pencil
Tim Holtz collage tissue plain.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Paperartsy Watercolour Challenge and a Giveway

Hi, back again, this time with step by step pics for the challenge over on the Paperartsy Blog.  Also over the next two weeks I shall be doing another 5 Paperartsy posts and a giveaway which will end on the 19th March.  The giveaway is my all time favourite brand Paperartsy.  All you need to to is comment on each of the 6 posts that has Paperartsy at the beginning of the title and you will get a chance to win some stamps, paint, stencil and watercolours (pic at end of post).
So this post is all about the challenge which is Watercolour.  I have shown you step by step using the paints, the infusions, sprays as watercolour. Plus put some links to That's Crafty (in the product list at the end) where I buy all my Paperartsy goodies.

I just love how this turned out, I had no idea what it was going to be
so it was great fun to play and be in the moment.

Here I am putting the paint in little cups with some water, I just added what I thought lol

I love how when you drip the watered paint into the water on the paper it just spreads.

Did this with a mark making tool.  Just flicked here and there.

I dried this first layer with a heat gun.

Started repeating the above.

Added some white.

More colour.

Second layer dry.

Next watered down white fire.

Dried again.

Next the infusions plus a little salt, wasn't sure how it would react but it gave great texture in the end.

Dried third layer.

Close up of texture.

Next using mark making tools and the paint colours not watered down.

A felt pen lid.

Here is a little foam stamp I made.

Some bead gel through a stencil.

I love how it sucks up the infusions.

Some drippage with water and pen work.

Splashes with paint and then stencil for the Embrace plus the chit chat sticker.  I also outlined the embrace with white pen but I didn't take a pic.

The Giveaway .........................................................
Remember to comment on each of the posts (this plus 5 others) for a chance of the giveaway.  If you comment on all the posts then you get 6 chances in the giveaway.

I shall be back in the week with more Paperartsy projects.  Just me showing you how wonderful their products are especially the paint.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Product List (some links to That's Crafty Shop.
Paperartsy Paints - cerise, claret, beach hut, blueberry, snowflake, white fire, little black dress
Paperartsy Infusions - magenta, a bit jaded, violet storms
Paperartsy Stencils - PS001, PS024
Dylusions Sprays - polished jade, crushed grape, funky fuchsia
Liquitex Gloss Bead Gel
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - chit chat stickers
Mark Making Tools
Uniball white pen
Sakura micron No 3 black