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Eye Eye!

Morning everyone, hope you have had a good weekend, and some nice weather in there somewhere?  It was glorious Saturday at the Indigoblu retreat, we had the doors open it was so warm with the sunshine coming through.

If you haven’t ever done an Indigoblu retreat, I highly recommend checking them out, the next dates are Winter 2015, and will be released on the website in a few weeks when they are finalised.  It was a lovely relaxed weekend, good company and fantastic projects, with in depth techniques and great products to play with.

I wanted to share one of my favourite makes of the weekend, although it didn’t start that way (I painted over my canvas three times before I was happy).  I even had to step away and go outside in the sunshine for a few minutes to compose myself, and came back and looked at it with fresh eyes.   I’m sure it happens to everyone, you get frustrated that what you are trying to do isn’t working.  The best thing is to leave it, and come back to it!

And after all that, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed putting it all together, and the way it turned out!

NIKKI CANVAS CORNER

First we used texture paste, gel bead paste and stencils, then added Indigoblu Cottage Paint using our fingers and a credit card where wanted.  texture was also added with material, and Indigoblu paper’s torn and stamped and layered up.  All the embellishments were coloured to match, and thecanvas stamped to add detail.   I had so much fun getting really messy with this one!

NIKKI CANVAS MIDDLE

 

Of course there is a lightbulb and a cog in there, it seems to be a theme of mine!  We also added a bit of cotton, and some nice rough string in places, and then layered the whole thing up.  The fabulous centre to my piece is the Limor Webber ‘Dramatic Eye’ stamp, as most people that know me will know I like eyes too..

In the bottom corner, some gauze bandage was added, yes it really is only that..  and some glass cabochon’s over a piece of Indigoblu paper’s, to magnify them and make a nice embellishment.  The canvas was then sponged again, to highlight some of the texture, and paint splattered for effect.  We all had fun with that bit, not sure the carpet in the demo room will ever be the same though…

NIKKI CANVAS MAIN

Now I just need to redecorate my hallway, as it’s not the right colour for this piece of artwork!

Have a fab week everyone,

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

xxx

 

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  1. Nikki!!! I’M SOOOOO IN LOVE WITH THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Truly breathtaking and dramatic. WOW! Jenny x

    Jenny Marples | March 10, 2015 at 6:58 am () ()