Monday, 25 October 2021

Chasing Rainbows - Rikki G

 Good morning how are you? Feeling the change of the seasons is an amazing feeling and with that comes so much inspiration with things blossoming around us and its no different when you get creating, do you feel the same?

So todays share is all about the bright colours and and of course what's colours without a Rainbow?

So to start off its all about thinking the layers and how you can play with the bright background from the Vicki Boutin Paper..... I knew straight away which photo was going with this collection, so I had a theme, celebrating my daughters artistic journey.

So time to spray paint the chipboard white ( its my go to start point, as you would know by now).

Stick all your elements down, team it with a little bit of pattern paper like the Alexandra Renke Paint tubes and pots. 

Don't be afraid to layer your chipboard, if you find you need some stability with the layers and don't want to show that you used foam tape, try the clear silicone style tapes, plus they hold up really well when you start adding your media to the chipboard.

Now the trick to get the colour balance right over the chipboard is to copy your background, follow the way the colours over lap in the background and then do it over the chipboard by flicking and splattering rather than painting it.

You might find that you will need to do it a couple of times to build up the colours with a few of the lighter ones but enjoy that process..... and allow to dry naturally as it grabs on to the spray paint better than if you where to heat it ( also the smell from heating spray painted chippy is not a good thing).

The etched designs really lend themselves to this style, this is why I prefer using spray paint as you can keep the details dark.... 

So if your feeling the Rainbow, why don't you give this technique ago and enter our mood board challenge.

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.

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