Gosh I have been so busy lately - but at last the samples have been packed and shipped, and have had a bit of "me" time, although not as much as I would like - so much going on at mo.
I received an order from Crafty Crocodiles this week, and couldn't wait to play with one of the bits in the parcel - some pearlised acrylic paints - woohoo! A few weeks ago I came to the end of a very large tin of cocoa and thought that it might be useful for all the paintbrushes I suddenly seem to have acquired, so put it to one side - so a little recycling!
It is not brilliant - but as it is only for me and it was a first attempt at painting a spray of roses - I am quite happy with it and you have to practise on something! Also painting without a safety net as such - i.e. freehand (no stamped imaged for guidance!)
front - painted with my new pearlised acrylics - inspired by Stephanie Weightman's one stroke painting technique.
the otherside with an attempt at honeysuckle using ordinary arcylics (copied from my folk painting book)
I also painted another candle - this time with a poppy on two sides using Sheena's poppy stamp. I confess that although I was watching Sheena's video - initially I got the order of the colours wrong - I have to remember to reverse what I am seeing on the video. I was also listening to her saying paint the centre green and then highlight with black and yellow - duh this here dipstick having layed the colours out - promptly painted black centre first - so had to highlight with green and yellow - must be a moment when brain doesn't connect with hands! (CRAFT = Can't Remember A Flippin Thing !)
right I am off to look for other things to paint and recycle ! ..................