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Sunday, 10 April 2011

From Balloons to Blackberries

Yesterday my husband and I were booked to go on a hot air balloon ride which was a Christmas present from his son. Well - despite the lovely weather apparently the wind was too high so it was cancelled and we have had to re-book. So I decided to do a little crafting instead - no surprise there then!

I had another go at one of Sheena Douglass's Paint Fusion projects. I actually had two attempts but  I haven't decided how to use them yet so it they aren't mounted on cards but must admit to being quite pleased with my  blackberries so wanted to post them to see what you all thought.

 Sheena encourages you to go over the line of the stamps as the paint covers up all the lines but I am afraid that they still seem to show when the image is enlarged online. You will have to take my word for the fact that in 'real life' you can't see any blurred edges!

I'd love to know what you think - should I keep trying? lol

First attempt:

This has been worked straigh on to a piece of acrylic suitable paper without a background.  This is actually edged all the way round with a bronze pen but for some reason the scanner won't show all four sides and has made them look unequally edged!

Second attempt:

I stamped the leaves onto a piece of acrylic suitable paper after having shaded the background with a denim ink pad and a 'shaving brush' and painted them following the instructions on Sheena's DVD. (well sort of!)

The blackberries are made with a thumb print of shocking pink ink which is then covered with little circles made in dark blue ink and using a pencil with an eraser on the end! The highlights and other bits are then added with a normal paint brush.


Judi said...

I DEFINITELY think you should keep at it Yvonne, these blackberries are VERY effective, and let's face it, only a genius gets things like this perfect first time around. For us other mere mortals things tend to take a bit more practice!!

Glad you took my advice when the balloon ride was cancelled, and headed for the craft room - looks like it was well worth it.


Judi xx

Yvonne said...

Thanks Judi - much appreciated.xxx

kay said...

these are superb,look really life like so keep it up,x

skated said...

WOw these look so like real life, they are great

kate xxx

Irene said...

Keep at it Yvonne, the blackberries look great, good enough to ear, Irene xx

GoonerGirl said...

They are great Yvonne, good job I am not baking today, you could be short of a few LOl...Chris xx

lizzies said...

Gorgeous, just as lovely as Sheena's. Lizzie

Flowergirl said...

These are fab! well done.
Hope you get to do your balloon trip soon we're booked in for one on easter monday, so fingers crossed! its our 3rd attempt!
Wendy x

Carolk said...

These are looking fab, well done x

Katalytic said...

Hi Yvonne, they look great. I saw Sheena at a show recently and she just advocates playing, and the technique wil fall into place. Looks like you've already mastered Paint fusion (Kathy via Redrotties leapblog)

Fiona Keel said...

Yvonne, both blackberry images look great to me, almost good enough to eat!, so sorry your balloon flight was cancelled, hugs, Fi xx