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Earlier this week I set The Virtual Crafting Challenge as ‘Make a Wish come true’. For my contribution to the challenge I’m going to take a leaf of faith, here’s what I’m going to do.

Adventures with Acrylic Paint

A couple of years ago I bought a set of Golden Fluid Acrylic paints and a bunch of mediums and took a class with Julie Pritchard. Both the materials and the class blew my mind, they were so good. Trouble is, after the end of the class, my artistic angst kicked in and although I’ve done a few things with them, I was stuck in the ‘I want to use them but they cost a lot to replace, ‘I’ll SAVE them for a special project’. DOOMED! Once I’d said that, no project was special enough. There my beautiful paint sat, revered in their Really Useful box and doomed to dry out in the bottles. Loved and very much wanted but too precious to use :(

My Golden stash...isn't it lovely!!

I needed a Plan B! I love my Ranger Acrylic Dabbers but they are a swine for clogging up on me, but the Golden’s are expensive so I needed to try something else. I tried Daler Rowney System 3 as it was more fluid, but PHEW did it smell of fumes {splutter, cough}! So although the consistancy was great, I didn’t like using it.

Last year for my birthday, thanks to my wonderful MIL and Ebay bargains, I was able to get trial sets of Daler Rowney Cryla and also Winsor and Newton’s new acrylics Galeria. I loved the Cryla but for what I want to do with them, the heavy body consistency was too thick.

Daler Rowney Paint set

Daler Rowney Paint set

The Winsor and Newton Galeria on the other hand are great, they flow beautifully and are affordable.

W&N Galeria Acrylic Paint

W&N Galeria Acrylic Paint

So my leap of faith was to increase my palette of Galeria colours, to include the colours I used most with my Ranger inks. This way I can try out my inking techniques with the paints and have a water-resistant finish, which is more suitable for decorating book covers. I also added the Daler Rowney Shimmering colours to the stash box. Shimmering colours are Daler Rowney interference colours, I’d have bought these AGES ago, if I’d realised they were more fluid than the Cryla.

Daler Rowney: Shimmering Colours set

Daler Rowney: Shimmering Colours set

To stop myself getting so precious about the paints, I have ‘gathered’ the paint together in one box, this way I’ll be more tempted to try different kinds of paint on lots of surfaces to discover the results. I’m going to group the mediums together in another box too, so instead of just using my favorites I try them all.

In the end I had to put the Cryla in a separate box, firstly their consistency is quite different to the Galleria and secondly, I’m feeble and couldn’t lift the box with them ALL in together! Putting too many tubes on top of each other also risked the whole lot crushing itself too.

Winsor & Newton: Galleria Acrylic Paint

Winsor & Newton: Galleria Acrylic Paint

One of the ‘joys’ of dyslexia is that I’m always loosing things, or can’t remember where I put things, my plan is that by putting stash together in related boxes like this, I will be less likely to lose things. It’s much harder to lose a big box of something than it is to forget where you put a tube of paint :)

LOVE Really Useful boxes, they are just the right sizes and they stack too! The 3 litre one, made for DVDs, is the perfect height for 75 ml Cryla tubes :) The 9 litre Really Useful box was just the right height for the mediums too :) They are really sturdy and stack too.

'Really Useful box' full of acrylic mediums

'Really Useful box' full of acrylic mediums

Remember how much fun it was in primary school, when there was a box of ‘stuff’ on the table and you could create with anything in the box?

That is what I’m going for, all the options in one place together, mix ‘em up and see what happens.

So this month I’ll be turning mad professor and having a jolly good play with the paints and mediums and when I discover anything exciting along the way, you’ll be the first to know. I may be some time ;) :) :) :)

Links

If I’ve tempted you with these pictures and you want to know more about how I got on with the paints. Here are links to my reviews about the paint, that I published when I first got them.

How about you, will you be joining in with The Virtual Crafting Challenge this month? I’d love to hear about your adventures and what you’ll be doing with this month’s theme.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post a few pictures of my first attempts with Sheena’s Paint Fusion technique.

Lavendar; Paint Fusion style

Lavender; Paint Fusion style

This is the card I made for my MIL for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Card for MIL

Mother's Day Card for MIL featuring Paint Fusion

 

It features lavender, I used the Golden Fluid Acrylic paint, I was a bit disappointed that the paint still feels tacky after over a week. Not sure if that’s because its layered on thick, or that it was painted directly to the mat board.

Does anyone else have issues with the Fluid Acrylic paints staying tacky to the touch? When  I painted it over polymer clay beads it never did dry.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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This month The Virtual Crafting Challenge was Lacquers & Glazes. Regular viewers will remember that for this challenge I was playing with Perfect pearls and a selection of Golden products. Here is a video tutorial of my results;  how to create a pearlescent glaze and pearlescent paint.

You Will Need

  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints, colours of your choice
  • Golden Acrylic Gazing Medium in Gloss
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls, colors of your choice
  • Tin Plate for a mixing pallet
  • pallet Knife for mixing
  • Brush
  • Scrap Card

Golden’s Acrylic Glazing Medium extends the open time of the paints and is key when you add the perfect pearls to stop everything drying too fast.

Method

  • Select a paint colour that is either transparent or semi transparent, from the Fluid Acrylic paints
  • Add a few drops of Glazing Liquid. Mix these together, this creates a glaze, which is nice enough but for extra wow…
  • Add a small amount of Perfect Pearl in a coordinating colour to your paint/glaze mix. At first it will seem gritty but keep blending with your pallet knife until it is smooth.

Try this on dark card as well as light. If you don’t have any fluid acrylic paint, you can still make a light paint with the glazing liquid and the Perfect Pearls, this will create a paler lacquer that you can now use on glass, metal and other gloss items.

For suppliers of Golden products check out the pannel at the side of the blog where I have added a link to Golden’s website. Rangers site link, is loctated on the Stamping page, under manufacturers.

It was fun to experiment and I learnt a lot, have fun and don’t be afraid to have a play with your products. Who knows what new techniques you might discover along the way.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share with you the picture I created for lesson 8 of Julie Prichard’s Layer Love on-line painting class.

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My Painting for Lesson 8 of Layer Love on-line class.

The funny thing about this painting was that I put the first couple of layers down and hated the result, I put the painting aside hoping it would grow on me and almost started over. Instead I continued with what I had and the later layers completely changed the picture and in the end I really like the result. It’s amazing  just how different the painting is the further you go.

For anyone nervous of painting but liking this kind of style do give Julie Prichard’s classes a go. They are superb, you get many videos where Julie takes you step by step through the process. Also included is membership to a Ning network where you can share you finished work with the group and interact with other students and with Julie herself. I’ve loved this class, it has taken me from being afraid of paint to embracing it and experimenting with it on different surfaces to the point where I now love to paint.

If you have had bad art teaching in the past where you were told you can’t paint, banish the demons with this class. Julie is very kind, helpful and encouraging and you will also make lots of new creative friends in the class network.

Treat yourself to a creative present by buying this on-line class. You won’t believe how much fun it can be with just a few materials and encouragement. You know you want to ;) and who knows where it might lead you :)

Links

Julie Prichard Website

Land of Lost Luggage Workshops/Classes. This link includes video demo of classes and materials required for the classes.

Here are links to the manufacturers of the products used in the painting.

Golden website.

Fluid Acrylic area of the Golden Site

It took me two months searching to find Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paint in the UK, so in a break from tradition I am linking to a specific store that stocks it in the UK.

Jackson’s Art Supplies. Click on the G on the index and Golden Fluid Acrylics are listed. I use the 1 oz bottles.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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If you have bought Grunge board and don’t know what to do with it, then keep watching. I bought some AGES ago and just left it in the cupboard, until I saw a demo by Sheena Douglass, painting on it and creating bracelets with it. Here is my video version of Grungeboard Bracelets using Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints.

 

This is part 5 of the tutorial, which shows how to assemble your bracelet.

 

Links

To help you source the products used in this tutorial, here are links to the manufacturers.

Here is a link to the Golden website.

Here is a link to the Fluid Acrylic area of the Golden Site

Here is a link to the Ranger Website. Ink, Grungepaper.

It took me two months searching to find Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paint in the UK, so in a break from tradition I am linking to a specific store that stocks it in the UK.

Jackson’s Art Supplies. Click on the G on the index and Golden Fluid Acrylics are listed. I use the 1 oz bottles.

 

To see more of my tutorial videos, please visit my You Tube Channel.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share some pictures of the cover that I painted for my art journal. My Journal is A6 in size and made by Daler~Rowney. Originally the cover was black, the paints used were Golden Fluid Acrylic, Ranger Acrylic Dabbers, Daler~Rowney White gesso.

 

Here is my art journal with painted cover

Here is my art journal with painted cover

 

Decided to add some dimension using grunge paper die cut from a Cuttlebug snowflake die.

 

Adding dimension with Grunge Paper snowflake

Adding dimension with Grunge Paper snowflake

 

 

Here is a close up of the painted snowflake.

 

Here is a close up of the Grunge Paper snowflake.

Here is a close up of the Grunge Paper snowflake.

 

At some point I will add a title, probably using die cut letters. Not yet decided on a title, so I’m leaving my options open at this stage.  So what do you think? Do you like my snowflake? Let me know your thoughts, a tutorial on how to achieve that painted effect on the snowflake could be arranged ;)

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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Having gotten over my fear of Grungeboard I experimented with Grungepaper and love it! You can put it through the Cuttlebug and create shapes from all your favorite dies :) I know it’s a bit early to think about festivities but, the closer they gets the less time we have, so I thought I’d post a tutorial for a garland nice and early :)

 

Billie's Grungeboard Garland

Billie's Grunge Paper Garland

 

You Will Need

  • 12 x 12″ Grunge Paper. MUST be Grunge Paper if you want to die-cut it!!
  • Provocraft; Cuttlebug Sliders 37-1215 Circle (die)
  • Die Cutting machine
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Black
  • Creative Expressions Rubber stamps; Holly (or your favorite festive images)
  • Heat tool
  • Flat Paint Brush and Detail Paint Brush
  • Mixing pallet; I use a white plate
  • Piece of Car Sponge
  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint in the following colours;
  • Interference Gold Fine, Pyrrole Red, Phthalo Green ( Blue shade), Carbon Black, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (I’ll call this QNAG for short)
  • Ribbon for Garland. Match the width to the gap in the slider
  • Ring for hanging.

 

Method

1. Cut a strip of Grunge paper to the width of the die-cut. A 12″ x 1.5″ strip of Grunge paper will create seven of the circle slider shapes.

Circle Slider Die cut from Grunge Paper

Circle Slider Die cut from Grunge Paper

 

2. Cut the die shapes until you have as many as you like, depending on the size of garland you wish to make.

**Follow your instructions from your cutting machine, for cutting the die.**

 

3. Using a flat paintbrush, paint each circle slider die-cut, using the Interference Gold Fine paint. Set aside to dry or heat set using a heat tool. Notice how your die-cut domes slightly as you heat it :) This gives the project a great 3D effect.

4. Stamp your holly or poinsettia image in Ranger Archival ink, one on each die-cut shape. Set aside to dry or heat set.

Circle Slider Die cut from Grunge Paper, painted and with stamped image

Circle Slider Die cut from Grunge Paper, painted and with stamped image

 

5. For the red areas of your image. Mix a little Interference Gold Fine into Pyrrole Red acrylic paint and apply to your die-cut shapes. Set aside to dry or heat set.

6. For the green areas of your image. Mix a little Interference Gold Fine into Phthalo Green (blue shade) and apply to the die-cut shapes. Set aside to dry or heat set.

Circle Slider Die cut from Grunge Paper, with stamped image painted.

Circle Slider Die cut from Grunge Paper, with stamped image painted.

 

You could assemble your garland at this point, and it would look like the one in the picture below. Skip to step 9 for this look, or continue for a more grungie vintage look. You could use a small one like this for Christmas tree decorations. Paint both sides of the grunge paper if you use it for that though, as the back would also be visable.

One version of the Garland, without the grunge.

One version of the Garland, without the grunge.

 

 

If you would like a vintage/grungie look to your garland, here’s how.

 

7. Put some QNAG on your pallet and using a scrap of car sponge dab into the paint to pick up some colour, dab off a little onto the pallet, then apply to the edges of your circle. As the paint dries a little on the sponge go over some main areas of the die-cut too. Set aside to dry, or heat set with a heat tool.

 

Here are the sliders with the first layer of QNAG to age them.

Here are the sliders with the first layer of QNAG to age them.

 

8. Put some QNAG on your pallet and in a separate spot a little Carbon Black. Mix a touch of Carbon Black into the QNAG, try the colour on a scrap to test the colour. Add more black until you have a dark tone that you like. Using a clean side of your car sponge scrap pick up some paint and dab off excess on the pallet. Apply around the edges of your die-cut, as the paint dries on your sponge, apply to the main areas of the die-cut shape as well. This breaks up the bright colour a little. Don’t over do it though! Set aside to dry or heat set with your heat tool.

 

Here is the grungepaper, with the vintage look.

Here is the grungepaper, with the vintage look.

 

 

9. Take your chosen ribbon, thread it through the sliders and adjust them to the spacing you like.

 

 

Close up of Billie's Grunge Paper Garland

Close up of Billie's Grunge Paper Garland

 

 

Billie's Grunge Paper Garland

Billie's Grunge Paper Garland

 

 

For a vertical hanging rather than a garland

 

10. Cut enough ribbon to loop through the ring and then use double sided tape to glue the end to the back of the first die-cut shape.

Small version of the garland, hung vertically

Small version of the garland, hung vertically

 

 

 

 

Links

To help you source the products used in this tutorial, here are links to the manufacturers.

Here is a link to the Golden website.
Here is a link to the Fluid Acrylic area of the Golden Site

Here is a link to the Ranger website; Ink, Grungepaper.

It took me two months searching to find Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paint in the UK, so in a break from tradition, I am linking to a specific store that stocks it in the UK.

Jackson’s Art Supplies. Click on the G on the index and Golden Fluid Acrylics are listed. I use the 1 oz bottles.

 

There are more Grungeboard tutorials coming soon and they will also feature Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. I have a video tutorial on another project, but need a new hard drive to edit it. Watch this space…

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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