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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Be Brave

And BRAVE I was !!!!
On three counts ...
a) using a small substrate ... in this case a CD
b) leaving all that free space
c) using very, very bright colours


For a grubby, muted, grungy girl who always aims to get as much texture and as many layers as she can on a piece of work this was a challenge

Very easy and simple in its composition & I knew I wanted a stark contrast of colour against a matt black background
but - WHAT colours to use?!?!?!

Automatically started gathering my favourites but then spotted a whole heap of little pots pushed to the back of my drawer
so I took a deep breath
had a mini-meltdown on FB
and went for it
with the safety blanket of my pot of heavy black gesso beside me

I did have to give myself a quick slap as I found myself reaching for other paints & waxes & began to dull it down & also reaching for my stencils & 3D gloss gel to jazz up the background but rather than keep tweaking I decided to call it a day and go with my original plan

 So,  yes, it is hanging on the wall but looks VERY out of place amongst my more usual work - am quite pleased with it so there it will stay

Products used:
All Finnabair for Prima Marketing
Art Basics
Heavy Black Gesso / Heavy White Gesso
Heavy Body Gel
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique 
Lime Peel / Pure Sunshine / Fresh Orange / Pink Blush
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Opal Magic
Violet-Green / Yellow-Pink / Pink-Blue / Blue-Violet / Aqua-Rose
Prima Memory Hardware Pearls
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers

1 comment:

  1. I adore this Debbie and am pleased that YOU'RE pleased...I'm pleased that you've put it on your wall too. Am looking forward to more bright artwork :-D
    Hugs LLJ xxxx