Greetings!It's time for a new e-team picks challenge at eclectic Paperie, the hostess is Julie and she has challenged us to us gel medium. The challenge will run until the end of the month so you have a bit of time to make something and leave a link so that you'll be entered into the prize drawing! Click here to go to the challenge with the rules and linky tool to share your project.
I hope you are inspired by this canvas I created:
(Click on photo to enlarge and clarify - the pictures really do look a lot better when you click on them and then you can skip all my babble too!)There are many layers of Tim Holtz Distress Paint to start off with on this 8"x10" canvas. On top of the paint are bits of Melange Tissue Paper, Remanant Rubs, Basic Grey Rub-Ons, stamps, Basics acrylic paint Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray, Staz On Ink, and more Distress Paint. The stencils I've used are Mini Peacock Pattern and Mini Herringbone by The Crafter's Workshop, Dylusions Letter Jumble 5x8, and punchenella. Shading is done with Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen in Cold Gray III.
So where is my Gel Medium? I used Golden Extra Heavy Gel and mixed it with Perfect Pearls Pigments in Sunflower Sparkle to create a beautiful paint which I applied through the Peacock Pattern stencil. Gel medium is clear when dry so the color integrity of any product you add to it is not compromised. The extra heavy gel is nice and thick so it makes applying it through a stencil a pleasure.
Below, you can see where I colored the Gel Medium with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in seedless preserves and applied it through the Herringbone stencil.
The butterfly was unfinished wood purchased at Michael's. I colored it with Faber Castell Pitt Artists Pens. These pens contain India Ink which beautifully colors the bare wood. The body of the butterfly has a layer of Ranger Crackle Accents and the antennae are colored with Ranger black Enamel Accents. The gold highlighting is done with an American Crafts Metallic Gel Pen.
There is lots of inspiration to be found in the linked projects on this post at eclectic Paperie so have a look then come play with us!
Most of the products I've used are available at the awesome eclectic Paperie online store and I've linked them up for your shopping ease!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today,
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