Thursday, 27 December 2012

A WIP for PPF


Hi you all! The holidays are over, the year is almost over, and I was fighting this week to try to get something done for PPF. I have once again re-used an old canvas - 28x20", which I have painted with metallic paints in green, blue and turquoise. Before painting I put different papers on the canvas, and some gauze, partly to cover up some holes in the canvas, and partly just to see what would happen. The first coat of paint was very watered down, and then I added more layers using a thick brush and my  fingers. I used different Adirondack sprays in green, blue and plum, and some gold ink, sprayed water onto the colours and let them run, and then spread them with my fingers.  When it had dried I added more spray, and then used the heat gun to 'bubble' it a bit, which gave a nice texture. Then I played with stickles and  perfect pearls, adding more layers of colour. I then added various, mostly metallic bits and bobs from my 'bit box', including two old tags. I just like experimenting. I think I would like to do something to the left side, but I don't yet know what. Time will tell. Perhaps....







The 'bubbled' texture





I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.

Hope you all have a good weekend. Take care, and thanks for visiting!

44 comments:

  1. I love all the textures and things you added--it looks like it was fun to create.

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  2. This is a really interesting piece, so much to see, love all the colours and textures! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I love it when you go mad and there are no holds barred. Such a great result. Looks like Castles in Spain to me. Love the birds - all the colours and textures. Nice, Valerie, very nice! hugs, Donna

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  4. Lovely piece, so much going on here, love all the glittery colors and the bird made of the map is really cool! All the little pieces look fabulous here too! Would love to see your hands, lol. Sounds like you had a lot of fun creating this. ~Diane

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  5. My hands look lovely - green, blue, purple and well glittered!

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  6. I think this is my favorite of all, its just glowing, amazing!

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  7. Just look at all the wonderful texture. This looks amazing.

    Hugs~

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  8. Gorgeous textures and colours. It looks magical.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Hi Valerie. This looks wonderful! Just awesome with the beautiful colors and textures. Stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year and I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Also, I hope you are doing a lot better. Take care. A few more stops and I'm off to look at my latest blog book that came in the mail today. Ta ta.:)

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  10. I always look forward to seeing your experiments with color and texture. Just beautiful - love the colors and texture!

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  11. lovely mixed media piece, great texture!

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  12. Love it! Rich color blending & layers and texture- love the bubbling! Happy PPF!

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  13. Magical, beautiful, love it! HPPF!

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  14. So much to admire on this piece Valerie. The textures, colours and techniques just all mix so well together.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  15. I love this lots and lots and lots Valerie. The colours and textures are fab.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Totally lush and magical :)

    Happy New Year Valerie. xox

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  17. Love the ethereal quality of your canvas Valerie :)with all that wonderful texure.
    Happy New year too you
    Von ♥

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  18. it looks great, so creative again! so inspiring as well. Beautiful.

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  19. Loving the textures and metallics!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF and Happy New Year!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. LOVE all the texture and color, wonderful composition. Happy PPF and Happy New Year!

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  21. Fantastic layers and textures-so much beauty to look at-wow!! Happy PPF and happy New year too!

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  22. Love it Valerie!!!Reminds me of the Wizard of Oz ...love all of the colors and textures...definitely one of my favorite pieces♥♥♥

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  23. Oh this is gorgeous Valerie... its so magical..... I love all 'bits' you used from your box!!!

    Karenx

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  24. That metalic paint makes this like a magical wonderland. I love the colors. Beautiful work. Happy happy new year to you! Happy PPF too :)

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  25. Very creative art work with wonderful colors and textures and a lovely explanation of your process ~ Wow! ~


    (A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  26. Your use of color is great. The colors are so vibrant, and you manage to use a good range of color without making it look muddy or busy. I love it! I also enjoy your use of texture, it moves my eyes around the painting. I can't wait to see what else you do with it!

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  27. yeah I can post... sorry val, belated christmas wishes, (had blog problems, kept freezing when I tried to get on yours)...

    hope you had a good one, love your canvas, love the colours and textures, well done...

    maria xx

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  28. Loving your smashing canvas, full of magic and mystery. Great textures and colours. Wishing you a Happy New Year Valerie, hugs Annette x

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  29. It looks like a fairy book tale to me ... Very pretty ! HPPF!

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  30. I love the way you play. Would love to have a 'play' date with you. Thanks for the instructions. . . amazing how it turned out. Blessings, Janet PPF Happy New Year.

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  31. GoRGEOUS! Love the color and texture. Beautiful work! happy PPF

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  32. Wow, I love the textures and the gorgeous colors. This looks like an illustration from a fantasy book. Love it.

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  33. I love the colors on this. So bright and powerful.

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  34. I really like the mix of bright and darker colors and the metallic in this. It has kind of a Tim Burtonesque fairy tale feel! Very fun!

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  35. Oh my so much to look at and I totally enjoy to look all the beautiful close ups!

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  36. So beautiful and so much to look at, the texture, the colour and all the little pieces you have added! WONDERFUL!!
    Wishing you a happy New Year x

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  37. WOW - love the texture achieved and that stunning blend of colours.
    Valerie I hope this finds you feeling much stronger.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  38. I'm loving that gold colors. :) Happy New Year!

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  39. Very pretty, super colours and textures. x

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