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Friday, 2 August 2013

Day and Night?

Hellooooo!  Its all about opposites over at *The Craft Barn Blog* this week and I have chosen to go with 'Day & Night'.  My 'day' hanging did turn out a little darker than I would have liked but I am hoping that you get the gist of what I was trying to achieve.


When you buy Tando chipboard you often get the 'waste' put in the bag as well.  I have used the 'waste' from the Arabian Style Layered Arch Frame.  They are a lovely shape & size to work on. I  gesso'd them first then painted a scene with lots of Fresco Paints, mixing colours as I needed to. (they mix and blend beautifully).  The gorgeous elephants are from a Craft Individuals stamp...I painted some thin card first then stamped in black. When dry they were clear embossed before cutting out.  The painted chipboard has also been clear embossed.  Some Treasure Gold Classic was rubbed around before I added the string around the bottom.  The elephants and sentiment have been attached with foam pads.  I threaded string through a hole at the top to hang.  Here is a pic of the Arabian Arch pack...

Arabian style Layered Arch Frame

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PaperArtsy Fresco Paints: Sage, Guacamole, Cheesecake, Claret, Pumpkin Soup, Stone, Little Black Dress, Ice Blue and Inky Pool
 

9 comments:

Traceyr said...

These are fantastic Karen and the background painting is superb.

:)

Annie said...

How gorgeous are those Karen. I love the different effect you've got from using different colours....and just love the 'funts :-)
Hugs,
A x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Karen, These are totally magic, love the depth in the backgrounds, hugs Gay x

Coco said...

Oooo Karen, I love the two arches, you have wonderfully illustrated your idea of day and night contrast! They are really lovely !!!! And thank you for showing us a great way to use our beautiful wastes of Tando chipboards... Love that ! Hugs xxx

Sandy said...

These look really pretty Karen and I bet in real life they are gorgeous.
Sandy

Dawn said...

These are beautiful darling, I'm so lucky to have seen them irl. They have been superbly painted and crafted as always and have the most amazing sheen on them, fab job sweetie.
Huge huggles x x x x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Karen. I wish I had YOUR waste to play with (grin). These are fantastic. I really, really love what you did with these two pieces of "waste." Incredible job, fantastic colors, and super composition.

BJ said...

Karen these are gorgeous the colours are so rich and you have captured night & day really well. I can even feel the warmth with the sun shining so brilliantly. BJ

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning! I'd love to be able to paint a background like you! Your arches are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration! =)