Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday here at IndigoBlu. I’m so excited to be able to continue sharing show samples with you today. Before taking a closer look, it’s time to tell you about the demonstrations taking place this weekend. IndigoBlu are out and about on Saturday 21st February from 10am to 4pm (unless otherwise stated);
Laura Williams will be at Dandie Crafts, Rhondda Cynon Taf;
Lydia Tarry will be at Bitz and Glitz, Essex;
Alison Scurrah will be at Strikes Garden Centre, Beverley, Woodmansey;
Elizabeth Robinson will be at Strikes Garden Centre, High Legh, Knutsford; and
Cheremane Smith will be at Strikes Garden Centre, Weavervale, Winnington.
Now for that show project…
The basic design and inspiration for this mixed media project came from a wonderful piece created by Elena Morgun. I love the way she layers papers and textures together. I used the new IndigoBlu mixed media papers for this one (Fontastic Ephemera) and can’t recommend them highly enough. In fact all the retailers and designers that got to see them at the NEC trade show were impressed. You get a glimpse at their versatility with this I hope.
For the bottom layer I used a mix of English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints and black/white Gee-Sso Good!, dripping, smearing, brushing and stamping with the Limor Webber Rugged Edge designs to get a real sense of depth and intensity. They are great for ripping and tearing too, and as the collection coordinates beautifully I could just grab some of the different sheets to layer up. You’ll spot dry brushing with the white Gee-Sso Good!, stamping with the paint and inks, heat embossing and of course some splattering going on here. What may not be obvious is the way I created the central image, Caitlin herself. She was stamped in Black Soot Distress Ink and I then used a water brush to drag some of the colour out, all without affecting the surface of the paper. The stamp sets used included Becca, Giant Peony, Peony Posey and Peony Dinkie . It’s fantastic to have designs in a range of sizes like this that work perfectly together or independently.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a little of what these new mixed media papers can do. Now, a quick ‘heads up’ that those IndigoBlu shows are continuing to be shown on britishcraftnetwork.tv over the coming weeks featuring ideas for using the new Limor Webber design stamps. You’ll find the schedule on the home page. For now have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to take care of yourselves.