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Caitlin with Peonies

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…


Caitlin with Peonies 1


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 BeccaGiant 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.


Caitlin with Peonies 2


Caitlin with Peonies 3


Caitlin with Peonies 4


Caitlin with Peonies 5


Caitlin with Peonies 6


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 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.

Jenny xxx

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15 Comments on Caitlin with Peonies

  1. Gorgeous Jenny! I love those new peony stamps and the lovely lady with the gorgeous hair too. Wonderful colours, that smoky blue is such a dreamy vintage colour! Beautiful layout! hugs 🙂

    Pamellia | February 21, 2015 at 10:56 am () ()
  2. I love mixed media projects and this one is stunning! Love it and can’t wait to see more of the papers. :o) x

    Claire | February 21, 2015 at 11:45 am () ()
  3. WOW! This is gorgeous! Love the colors and all the little subtle details!

    Samra Leshinski | February 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm () ()
  4. Jenny, you are really showcasing those mixed media papers so beautifully! This canvas is so dreaming and I love the layers as well as all the stamping and rich colors! Beautiful!!! Hugs!

    Terry | February 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm () ()
  5. This is absolutely beautiful!! The papers are gorgeous!!!!

    Theresa Grdina | February 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm () ()
  6. Gorgeous papers and amazing background Jenny. Will look out for the shows on the BCN

    Take care and TFS
    Annie x

    Annie G | February 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm () ()
  7. This piece is stunning Jenny, love the colors you chose and I want to do something like this, just not enough time.

    Gretchen Wilson | February 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm () ()
  8. Gorgeous layers and wonderful baroque flourishes and detailing – it all works perfectly!
    Alison xx

    butterfly | February 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm () ()
  9. Absolutely beautiful Jenny!!!

    Dara Lynn | February 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm () ()
  10. What a fantastic creation Jenny. Really stunning and I do love the addition of fabric and papers together. Hugs Rita xxx

    Rita MacGranthin | February 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm () ()
  11. I love your mixed media project Jenny, particularly the paints and splatters. You always create some really amazing pieces xx

    Georgie | February 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm () ()
  12. This is stunning Jenny! Love the way you have layered this and with such gorgeous colours! Chrisx

    Chris | February 22, 2015 at 12:08 am () ()
  13. A stunning creation Jenny and lovely to see you working in a larger size too. I love how you stamped Caitlin in Black Soot and then dragged it out, it is a wonderful effect and one I will definitely be trying! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration…. A xxx

    Anne R | February 22, 2015 at 9:26 am () ()
  14. Beautiful!!

    Shilpa | February 22, 2015 at 10:05 am () ()
  15. Gorgeous Jenny – love how you use paper and paint lol xxx

    Su Roberts | February 22, 2015 at 10:59 pm () ()