Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Texture and colour play

 A few people have asked for a tutorial on how to achieve the texture and colour pieces i make. To be honest, i vary it a lot but here is how i made the latest one

I  started with a piece of card which i added some stick on paper ribbon down the side the colours dont matter. I then wanted to get some texture and in this case i used woodware fluffy stuff (again the colour doesnt matter much as it will be covered later. I spread the fluffy stuff in random patterns on the card then used a heat gun to dry and fluffy it up as the heat makes it go all puffy and bubbly.

Next i wanted colour. You can use acrylics,inks etc for colouring. I used silver ink which i applied with a paintbrush. (wash the paintbrush immediately after using it )

When dry you can add another ink if you wish or many. I used another pearly ink in blue and then i used some adirondack alcohol ink in wild plum. i applies some in spots and some with the application tool and felt pad.

This was how it turned out (click on pic to see more detail ) but i sometimes use acrylic paint instead of inks to colour. I just love experimenting

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Zoechaos said...

Thank you its great to see how its done will have to play.
Happy New Year.

flutterbycrafter said...

Thanks for that tutorial June, it is very helpful, I love what you've done with it.

Sally H said...

Oooh! That's amazing. I hadn't seen any of the fluffy stuff before, but I imagine its like Liquid appliqué, and I'd never considered painting it. You are so clever!

sam21ski said...

TFS - creates a great texture doesn't it, fab colours xxx

Happy New Year to you - Sam xxx

Sandy said...

Wow June what a great result.
This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This blog is great! Thanks for your hard work on it.

jackiescrafts said...

Thanks for the tutorial June, I love to learn how to make the textured pieces like you do

Hugs Jackie x

Karen said...

oooo so thats how you get the texture!!! Thank you so much June XXXXX

Cheryl said...

fabby turtorial hun,love learning how to do new stuff happy new year hun encase I do not get to talk to you before hugs cheryl xxxxxxx