Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Are You Craving Some Color?

Aaaah, it has been so grey outside. I have been looking forward to getting snow, but it hasn't shown it's sparkly face, so all I have to look at outside is the grey clouds, the dry grass, and I am craving some bright, bold, sparkly, color. OR some snow which just makes everything beautiful! This mood plunged me into creating myself a canvas using the boldest of all the Shimmerz paints, Coloringz!

It's an odd shaped canvas, 6 inches wide, by 12 inches long... and I began by layering on strips of neutral colored cotton tape, laces, paper, and hemp. I then started at the top with some Anchors Away Coloringz that blended into some Mon Shari Coloringz, which then gave way to Pink Stiletto Coloringz, and then No Yoking! I did allow the Pink Stiletto and No Yoking to blend, not drying inbetween, to get that fantastic orange hue in the middle.  


Aaaah, the colors are BEAUTIFUL. I love how these Shimmerz paints blend and can create so much texture within a piece of artwork! To finish the canvas off, and to achieve the snow-like sparkle that I have been craving, I added a bit more gesso and molding paste for texture around the edges.  

xx Heidi

3 comments:

Ann Cicilie said...

This is SO gorgeous, love the colors! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm drooling over all the knockout details :)

Lydell said...

TOTALLY beautiful Heidi. I love how you foresee such creativity when selecting colour!

Stac said...

YUMMY!!! I so love this!