Friday, 30 January 2015

Artaste January Challenge

Thanks  Artaste for this Challenge,

At first I saw the bricks  and thought, i have lots of papers with bricks,  this should be easy, but then i thought about the photos of the boys, that threw me as i dont have any kids dressed up like that,
I was talking to a friend who also does challenge  and she mentioned what about wall art, yes, i have photos of this i though, so out came the photos, but of course it was either too busy together or the wrong  colours,

So by the 28th january, i thought, that i was defeated, i said to myself, i wont do this one, leave it,

on the 29th january, i decided to go though some of my unfinished layouts and try and finish them , why  did i not finish them. and out fell 3 photos  i picked them up off the floor and thought, Artaste challenge, it has all the right colours, even the photos were already matted, so  then ideas started to flow

I started with the painting of the bricks, using Liquitex modelling paste i then got out Mont marte pastel Gliders ( i dont know why they are called pastel, as none of the colours are pastel )  i rubbed the colours required on my finger and spread it over the bricks, have you tried these they are great to use, so many uses,
you can use it neat use a blending tool for blending the colours and spray some water on a clear block and add it and mix and you have water colours,

With the title, i used the modelling paste again ,then blotted on   different colours and blended them together for a mottled

look, then applied glossy accents on top
 Thanks again Artaste, looking forward to seeing next weeks challenge and doing it after i come back from holidays


  1. Love how you have framed the photos as well as your treatment of the background paper to make such a fabulous brick wall. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic. Cheers, Di

  2. Love your background work and cute photos, they really pop with the way you've framed them. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic.

  3. Oooh! You just snuck it in - good on you, not to be defeated. Funny how things eventually 'click' & come together, eh? AODRE & LOOOOOVE your bg work. Those bricks look really fabulous. Great texture! Gorgeous take on our ARTastic challenge......hope you have a lovely, refreshing holiday & come back all fired up to tackle the next round of challenges!!! Thanks for playing along with us in the month just gone:):)

    1. thanks all, yes, just came home today from holidays, can not wait to get started. thanks for kind words.