I BEGIN WITH AN IDEA, AND THEN IT BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE. (PABLO PICASSO)

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Moments

Hi, the weather over here seems to be getting more summery day by day! I bet tomorrow is raining again as it doesn't usually stay warm for long!!
I made a layout without a photo with the intention of framing it! I am not really a 'layout person' but in some occasions I am keen on doing some. What I am sharing with you today is a mixed media one with a 'clocks galore!' I mostly used Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar Collection, papers also from DCWV and other; a few metal cogs and gears, a splash and two of acrylic ink, stamping and dry embossing too.









Scrap Africa May Sketch Challenge ( I flipped the sketch over!)



Thanks for visiting,
Kris

Thursday, 19 May 2016

A Feature Artist for Anything But Cute Blog

Hello, this is the day I have been waiting for! 'The Power of Powertex' brought me a win in April and therefore I got the opportunity to be a Feature Artist for May over at Anything But Cute Challenge Blog. How cool is that! Can you sense the excitement! Can you!?!;) The blog post is up now!

Very talented Pamellia is the hostess for the Challenge #13 and she has chosen 'Celebrate Your Style' for the theme. They are celebrating their one year anniversary! The also have a fabulous line up for prizes for this month, so please do pop over (if in some reason you haven't yet!), get inspired from the stunning Design Team works and start making your own project!


I do hope you enjoy my work what I made for this occasion. Its a mixed media 'texture celebration' on a 12x12" wooden panel. It was done with a lot passion and it started completely as a different plan I had in mind, it didn't work out and then I changed the ''route'' as I knew I can make it work somehow. And it looks grand to me! Full of character! One of Pablo Picasso's saying is always a great motivator to me - ''He can who who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't.'' True!!!

I am including the close ups too in here but it would be great if you please do visit Anything But Cute Challenge Blog to see some simple step-by-step photos and how it all came together! 








My inspirational quote - ''He can who who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't.'' (Pablo Picasso)


Thanks a million for coming over,
all the best,
Kris

Monday, 16 May 2016

Just Saying Hi!

Hello, sharing with you today a mixed media card featuring 'The Four Courts' in Dublin. I made a quick sketch with waterproof ink pen on Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot Pressed 300 g/m2 Watercolour Paper and finished it off with Schmincke watercolours. I didn't concentrate too much on tiny details, my aim was to get the basic structure done and the reflection on water. A little stamping too with Hero Arts - Just Saying Hi! Stuck two different papers under the small painting and done! The card measures ~ 15 x 17cm!









May Challenge:
'Take A Stamp' 
Anything Goes
(as long as you have stamped somewhere on your creation!) 



All the best,
Kris

Friday, 6 May 2016

Thinking pink

Good evening,
I ordered an aluminium panel offcut tester which is just 13 x 13 cm so I could basically see if I would like it! I do! It has a specially treated surface for paint to adhere to and ready to use with all sorts of painting media. It does have many advantages than canvases for example. I tried on it acrylics and ink sprays and different gels, so I did a mixed media on that panel. The surface is, well quite slippery if I could use that word and I wouldn't just paint a still-life with acrylics only on it (maybe I am just not aware how to do it on that panel!) but I bet oils would work gorgeously. I liked leaving the aluminium still showing and I also did some extra scratches (the panels already have an industrial finish too!) My aim was to create an abstract piece! The other thing I really love is that you can just scrape off the paint from the panel with a painting knife for example! With this you can create interesting looks and also if you decide to start all over again.
Stencilling was done with acrylic paint + Light Modelling Paste + Texture Powder; splatters with Acrylic Ink and on top Golden's Tar Gel 'wonders'! Three different pinks all together!
I am interested in getting some bigger sizes to experiment even more as I think the aluminium panels are so unique!





Linking my project to Stamps and Stencils - Think Pink

All the best,
Kris