Monday, June 8, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Spark some Kreativity Saturday @ The Kraaft Shack
It's hard to believe that the first round of Kraaft Shaak design team projects are almost over. For the final projects, we attempt to "Kill the Kit." Don't worry, no crafty goodness was harmed or wasted during this endeavor.
As I try to share with you what I created with the remaining bits and pieces of my Mixed-media kit, I have a song stuck in my head... "It started with a whisper" ... Except my song goes like this: "it started with a background...."
The base was begging for color so I added some Prima golden yellow paint as my first layer of paint. I then used my go-to colors pink and teal. I added these colors in a few layers until I was happy with the color.
I then moved on to adding some more texture by stamping. Full disclosure: I recently organized my stamps, so they are nicely put away and out of reach. The only stamps I had on hand were an alphabet set and dot border. So that is what I used. I didn't want to mess up my organized stash.
I had my background, and I was faced with that " now what?" moment. My first instinct was to draw a face. But, I wanted to try something different.
So, I began to create pieces that would work with a picture I recently shared on Instagram. I used a flower sizzix die and a Tim holtz tattered flower die to cut up as many flowers as possible.
I then added some paint to add color. I layered them to give me some full dimensional flowers. Once they were layered, I crinkled the flowers up to give them a fuller look.
And of course you can't have a paint pallet without paint. Some Prima golden yellow and distress ink gave the pallet a bit of interest. I then added some of the colors I was using in some blobs.
And we all know a paint pallet is not complete unless you have some good brushes. I took some of my old gunky brushes and added some gesso to give them a unified look. I have always wanted to create something in which I could incorporate those useless brushes that I refuse to toss.
With all my elements together, I was ready to assemble. I created a message/photo clip board.
Assembled and close up pictures:
Metal bits, shading and cheese cloth.
Main flower cluster, yellow pearls in the center of flowers. Cheese cloth and copper glass glitter here and there.
Bottom accent flower with metal bits and copper glass glitter.
Background Prima stencil.
Main cluster with picture.
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