Sunday, March 29, 2009

Color shading

I have to admit that I am a lover of white, but when it comes to my scrapbook pages I like a bit more color.

This page will go into a "Family Heritage" mini book that I am creating for my mom for Mother's Day and I thought that the Melissa Frances white resin flower piece would be awesome with some color for the page.

This is the resin piece before painting with Shimmerz and Blingz.

I used Under the Sea Blingz for the large flower and highlighted towards the center of the petals with Flashee Fushia. The other flowers are colored with Golden Wheat Shimmerz and the new Choc-o-lot Blingz. I used 3 light coats of the base colors-- allowing them to dry in between each coat then added the Choc-o-lot at the center base of the petals. The leaves are colored using Wintergreen Shimmerz. I love how the color built up in the crevices to make them darker as the paints created their own shading as it leveled out on the surface.

Once everything was dry I added a bit more of the Choc-o-lot around the outside edge of the resin piece then added it to my mini book page. Sorry that you can't see the wonderful shimmery effects--we need the sun to come out again!

Thanks for stopping by,
Linda :-)


Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

Oh my gosh, this projects is so adorable - your mom is going to love it!

Kim Dellow said...

WOW, so stunning. Lovely work. Kim

Karen Taylor said...

SO *B*E*A*U*T*F*U*L*