Saturday 16 June 2012

Fantasy - Craftymessers Challenge 11- Paint

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog. 

todays post is my DT project for the  Craftymessers Challenge Blog and the great theme of PAINT!.

Our theme this fortnite is

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We were given some gorjuss images from Desmet Designs and the very talented Marie is offering The Geisha and Beach Hut digis as the prize for one lucky winner !

I chose the Beach Hut as my project item this time as the cute image reminded me of sunny seaside resorts with brightly coloured beach-huts, ice-cream and sand in the sandwiches :)

I haven't painted in a very long time so this is my first 'paint' posting as all of my other efforts are paper and stamps related. Here I have mixed the paper with canvas and acrylic paint.  

I printed the huts in three different sizes to create the perspective. The individual huts were paint with watercolours to try to creative the bleached-out or weathered colours you see on huts like these. I prepared the canvas with a couple of layers of Gesso and a third layer was applied thickly to create the waves and beach effect.  I then painted in the sky, sand and water unsing a mixture of blue, white, green and yellow acrylic paint. The huts were adhered with dimensional foam pads to make them stand proud of the  canvas.

The result is a nice little painting that is bright and cheery, well I think so.

I got the bug for painting again, so while I had the paints out I've started on another project, which hopefully I can post here when completed. 

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. Don't forget to leave me a comment, you time and comments are muich appreciated.

Angela x

Materials used.
Digi Beach Hut image from Desmet Designs
All paints and the canvas I had in my stash.


  1. Its lovely, well done. xx

  2. It's fab Angela and glad it gave you the bug for painting again x

  3. This is great Angela, I really wish I could paint always in awe of those who can. Well done love it Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xx


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