Monday, July 3, 2017

Be Brave, - an art panel with Astrid

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends. Today I have a little art panel to share with you.
These are the Shimmerz products I used this time:
Spritz - Truffle
Vibez - Before Dawn, Plum Tuckered Out
Dazzlerz: Foiled Again.

All available from the Store of course.
Here's a quick how to: Start by taking a little art panel and putting down some different textures, then cover everything with gesso.
I used lace, chipboard, cheese cloth, art stones, corrugated card etc.
Here's a closer look at the textures, brought out by the layer of thick  gesso:
Next I took a chipboard butterfly, covered it with gesso, then the Foiled Again Dazzlerz which gave it the most amazing shimmer and finally used two of my sprays, Plum Tuckered Out and Before Dawn applied with a brush to the centre of the butterfly:
I added some gold foiling to part of the wings too, just using a glue stick and some Ranger gold foil.#
Next I went to work with my sprays on the background and also added some background stamping and a sentiment:
I added the butterfly to the centre and that was it.

Well, that's it for today, quick, easy and fun to do, - hope you like it........

And like usual, just a little reminder, - if you want some free paint:
Thanks for your visit today and to my American friends, Happy 4th of July tomorrow!


Sara Barker said...

You make it look simple, Astrid, but wow! What an amazing end result using those sprays! Your textured background is inspiring, too! Love this! Thank you for your fabulous step x step!

butterfly said...

Beautiful! There's a touch of melancholy about this which I find very appealing - the dark butterfly in the centre of the subtle, delicate off-white textures. Stunning.
Alison x

Juliz Design Post said...

Adore your colour palette, suits this design so well Astrid.
Julie x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful piece of art here again Astrid. Always sooo perfect in any way and looks like a million. You really does make it look so easy, which it never is, when I try LOL, but it sure looks amazing, and I love it.

Helen Wallace said...

Love the blend of purples for your Butterfly and the thick texture you achieved with the various medium. Lovely work.

Annie said...

wonderful textures and then the shimmer and wonderful colours on the stunning butterfly.............fabulous Astrid xx Love the way you showcase these wonderful products

TFS and hugs Annie xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful piece Astrid.
Avril x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful! I love the gorgeous colours over this wonderful texture! Love the choice of word too!Chrisx