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Another new colour for distressed art, yellow! Break outside your colour comfort Zone and see where it takes you. Grunge and distress doesn’t have to be brown ;)

Mixed media distressed background, yellow is new for me.

Mixed media distressed background, yellow is new for me.

I tend to stick to earth tones for distressed look but have decided to break out of that rut and experiment with new colours. This bright yellow was a Daler Rowney and scared me silly but a gentle wash of Paynes grey soon put it back in the aged and worn look I love so much for backgrounds.

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Billie :)

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Pastel meets grunge! Check out the grime and layers to this piece. Another one to scan in to the computer for lots of options.

Paints used Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic. This will get some stamping and lettering added but at the moment I’m enjoying it just as it is.

Mixed media Background: Pink grunge!

Mixed media Background: Pink grunge!

Keep an eye out for this piece again in a digital mixed media mash up. Hope you like this one too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Detailed Paint Chart

Detailed Paint Chart

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Making a colour chart is a great way to find out what colours you have and will go together.

 

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In lesson 2 you’ll do just that, create a colour chart and keep a note of what brand and number each one has, so when you run out of a colour, you’ll know which one to order or buy from your favourite shop.

Lesson 2: Discovering your colour palette and making a colour chart

See you next Wednesday for lesson 3. As ever hope you are enjoying the journey and do leave me a comment with any questions. If you are enjoying this free series, show your thanks by telling others on the social networks.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

 

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I’ve been experimenting with some new colours to my acrylic paint collection. Distress effect meets shabby chic and one to play more with.

Mixed media distressed background Pinks & blues

Mixed media distressed background Pinks & blues

Paints used: Winsor & Newton Galeria acrylic paint.

Usually I go for earth tones, so this is a whole new world of colour for me. I’m SO not a pink girl but I’ve now invested in a big tube to play more with this colour scheme.  Also loving the pale blue, this too will be one to play with. For the piece above I mixed the colours with Zinc white so they are quite opaque, the colours I bought are now premixed and I’ve also got a tube of mixing white.

Mixing white did something pretty interesting over other layers in another piece, so lots to experiment with.

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Billie :)

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Ohh how I’ve missed my paints,even the smell and feel of them makes me want to create. After reading Chris Cozen & Julie Prichard’s book, part of this month’s stash dive, I decided to give some of the techniques a try. Here is the result of gel and tissue paper, don’t you just love the texture it creates.

Mixed media art. 'You Inspire me.'

Mixed media art. ‘You Inspire me.’

I adore textures and making things look old, the paint I used was Winsor & Newton Galeria and the dark chocolate colour is Vandyke Brown when I added the water to get it to run down the colour broke up a bit and left the most wonderful gritty look. The finished result is a bit shiny for me so I’ll have another go with matt medium and compare the difference. The Stamp is one of Glenda Waterworth set.

Join me later in the week to read my review of Acrylic Solutions.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I will be reviewing;

W&N Galeria Acrylic Paint

W&N Galeria Acrylic Paint

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Winsor & Newton/ Galeria
  • Item number 2190517
  • RRP at time of writing: £33

This review is mainly about the paint itself, rather than specifically this set.

Reason For Buying

I wanted to try these paints as an affordable way to build a colour pallet. I hoped they would be fluid enough for One stroke Painting as I want to use them with Sheena Paint Fusion stamps. Wanted to experiment with techniques to see what can be achieved with acrylic paint.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Quality paint for the price
  • Good selection of colours available, including metallic’s (available individually, separately from this set)
  • Good selection of mediums to mix with the paint to alter how the paint looks or performs
  • Ideal for newbies to acrylic paint
  • Will work for one stroke painting
  • Super smooth and a joy to paint with

Cons

Still a bit of a smell but way less than System 3 by Daler Rowney!!!

Build Quality

Excellent. Paint is superb and the metal tubes for the 60 mls make them robust for storage

Value for Money

Excellent! Quality paint for the price point.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes! I’ll be collecting a good selection of these.

Summing up

If you want a quality paint but are on a tight budget these are an excellent way to go. There is a superb range of colours available at good prices, the mediums are a good price too and have a huge range of options!

If you want to upgrade from ‘craft’ paint these have the option of all the mediums to give you a lot of scope for altering the appearance and performance of the paint. Really good value for money, go for them if you can.

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Please follow the links below for more information about Winsor and Newton, their products and where you can get them.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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