Thursday, 21 March 2013

Under the Sea


Hi you all, another week has sped by and it's time once again for Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always by Eva and Kristin. I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show, where the theme this week is 'water'.

I started off by giving the pages a thin coat of gesso, and painting over with yellow, green and blue metallic paints while it was still wet. Then I sprayed with different shades of blue and green, used some drops of gold ink, let it dry a bit and then sprayed again. This is where the dripology part came into the game.  When dry, some of the drips and runs were outlined with a gold gel-pen. I decided to let the umbrella man swim along, so used a die-cut waste as a template and painted him a greeny blue. Then he was outlined in gold. I did some background stamping using my much loved swirl and script stamps, leaves and also 2 ducks, which aren't usually found under water - can you see them lurking in the depths? The fish and the glass cloche were printed onto tissue (both from 'Free Vintage Images') and affixed with golden gel. The other creatures of the deep are vintage scraps. I doodled some sea-weed, and added some rub on butterflies, who are enjoying flying through the murky water with Mr Umbrella man.
























I had great fun getting messy here, perhaps not quite so much fun cleaning it off the kitchen tiles afterwards....By the way, I forgot to tell in my post yesterday that I was a lucky winner again this week - I was picked for the top 5 at 'Try it on Tuesday', and won the prize for February, so have a 15$ voucher to spend at Really Reasonable Ribbon - that will be fun! 

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

50 comments:

  1. Stunning Valerie! The most amazing 3D effect here and the background so very watery. Love the touch of the floating umbrella man too.
    Congratulations on your lucky win too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. What a fantastic painting! Love it! Great effects, too. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I like that Mr Umbrella Man makes an appearance! Beautiful, watery feel to this.
    Congratulations on your win!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Boah, das sind wunderschöne Seiten geworden. Es gibt so viel Schönes zu entdecken. Klasse gemacht, Valerie

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  5. Congratulations Valerie on your win and on your beautiful pages....

    Do you have a degree in 'Dripology?'

    What a fun class that would be to take!

    Karen x

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  6. No, sorry, my degrees are in Theology and Philosophy, but perhaps I will catch up on dripology!

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  7. Perhaps you should teach some classes in Dripology, we would all love to learn. Your pages are totally stunning! I just love the whimsical way you tied it all together! ~Diane

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  8. Mr Umbrella Man looks right at home in the watery depths! Super painting Valerie and congrats on your win! Xx

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  9. Lovely pages, happy PPF it has come around quickly. Congrats on your win!

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  10. The sea is one of my favorite themes to use in art--love the journal pages!

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  11. Love your watery pages Valerie so much to take in :)
    Von ♥

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  12. congrats on your win Valerie. Your journal spread is terrific with all the lovely painty layers and great to see umbrella man floating away quite happily. Annette x

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  13. Magical underwater scene. Loved looking at all the details.
    Congratulations on the win, enjoy using the voucher.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Hi Valerie. Wow, what 3D effects you have going here. Love your umbrella man and yes, I finally did see the duck. I also see a face and a small planting shovel. tee hee. Very nice job. It's really got it going. Happy PPF!

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  15. Valerie, these are some of your best pages. I love all of them. Congratulations on winning a prize; we all love ribbon.

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  16. So cool. I really like the little terainium (cant spell!) in the corner!

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  17. Great idea to outline the drips! Gives a really nice effect!

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  18. This is gorgeous Val, it has such a wonderful, dreamy feeling! Love it!Hugs, Barb

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  19. fabulous painting. thanks for sharing your technique :) Happy PPF

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  20. Well done on winning the voucher Valerie--well deserved.

    Love this piece of artwork with the lovely under water images. Can't imagine why the chap with the umbrella thought he would be safe under water so it has given something to ponder on lol.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. Congrats on your win. Love your under water paradise. The umbrella man looks great floating along as do the gold outlined drips. x

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  22. Congrats on your win. Your umbrella man turns up in some very unusual places - I love it! The way you created the underwater colours was inspired - it looks fab.

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  23. Wonderful, dreamy underwater feeling, really love your style! <3

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  24. Congrats on the win... I know you'll have no trouble spending your loot. Love the stamping here and that surprise garden under the glass dome.

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  25. Valerie - wow, I love this spread. Its so magical. I really like how the under water world blends up through the rainy atmospere to your man with the umbrella. So creative.

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  26. Love the way you incorporated the butterflies into this underwater scene, too! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  27. I am loving these pages Valerie! A new and beautiful undersea world! Hugs

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  28. Valerie, your art this week is bright and beautiful. The dripology method works wonderfully with the under the sea scene. Wow, I just must try the dripping method. All my sprayers seem to be stopped up. I wonder how everyone keeps them from clogging.

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  29. Oh, such beautiful sea colors! And I hope that wild boar didn't cause an accident? Happy PPF!

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  30. congrats on your win!! Love your under the sea pages-enchanting!!

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  31. Wonder full pages here, Valerie. Such depth - I feel like I could swim right in. LOVE the umbrella man under water - makes me smile. hugs, Donna

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  32. WOW!!!!! This is amazing ♥♥♥♥♥ It has such a DREAM WORLD feel to it. I love the colors so much... Oh heck!!1 I just love everything about it :)

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  33. These pages are beautiful! love all that mistiness!

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  34. Such wonderful pages. I bet it was messy fun. That is the best way to create don't ya think..

    Hugs~

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  35. Beautiful and inspiring pages. I love combination of fish and blue. Have a great PPF!!!

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  36. Boaahh Valerie, das ist ja traumhaft schön :) Das würde auf einem Keilrahmen ein geniales Gemälde abgeben...soooo schön...ich hab nämlich früher mal getaucht und das erinnert mich absolut daran..am besten gefällt mir der kontrastreiche Hummer und die Glasglocke :) GLG Conny

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  37. I love your vision -- gorgeous colors - wonderfully laid out and what a sense of humor!!!
    Sandy

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  38. So Beautiful love the colors of sea blue!
    hugs Lynn

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  39. Love this palette! Very pretty and the fellow with the umbrella has a Mary Poppins flair to him...fun work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  40. love the man with the umbrella! excellent touch!! happy ppf!

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  41. These are in my favourite sorts of colours... all those gorgeous blues and greens with touches of yellow and orange are always going to make me happy ... this is a wonderful post of images...xx

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  42. A magnificent work of art, dear Valerie! Unique and beautiful!

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  43. I really like the drippage on this Used to great effect and the gold doodling added is very good like this :)

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  44. Gorgeous...love the colors and definitely gives me that under the sea feeling!

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  45. This is wonderful. Beautiful colors.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  46. This is my absolute favourite Valerie, I love the way your fishes glow - in the sea. Just beautiful xx

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  47. love it val, love the colours fab, well done...

    maria xx

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  48. this is just dreamy. I love that you used the umbrella man in this piece. Beautiful drippage. Happy PPF (on Saturday!)

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  49. Fabulous project! Love the gorgeous painty background you created and the bits of gold add such a great touch. What a fun place for the umbrella man! Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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