Hello BoBuuny fans, it's Katherine here with a Fine Art's Friday post using Aryia's Garden. The colours are gorgeous, I focused on the fuchsia and oranges in this line and used a mix of Pentart products to compliment it.
Beautiful Life by Katherine Sutton:
For my base, I used the grey wooden floorboard style paper - Garden Petals. To add some texture I started with the serenity stencil and texture paste, focusing on the areas around where my photo and embellishment cluster was going to be. Next, I mixed some of my Pentart acrylics. I used a mix of cream, gold and a tiny bit of red acrylic, the gold has a lot of shimmer in it. I watered my colour mix down and applied it more like a watercolour, creating puddles of colour and then adding in extra bits of red to get a deeper orange area, finally a few flicks of the paint across the page. The lovely thing about these paints is that even with water you still get the depth of colour. My final layer before the papers was a little bit of stamping using the It is Written stamp set using black ink.
To create interest in my layers, I added some die-cuts - both the new Royal die-set and 4" Portrait Frames. I embellished these in different ways - for the Portrait die-cut I added dots of gold pearlescent, and used chameleon green wax on the lock and keys. The chameleon waxes have a gorgeous iridescent shine to them, they work particularly well on dark colours as it really stands out. You only need a little bit and just rub it on and you get an instant shimmer - green in my case. I then layered and distressed my papers. Once I was happy with the arrangement I then added some of the 3D balls - attaching them with gel-medium and then colouring them with some watered down gold pearlescent.
You can see a cluster of embellishments using a mix of the chipboard and noteworthy pieces as well as one of the die-cut keys which has some wax on it.
A close up of the lock plate die with chameleon wax highlights, and some of the 3D balls covered in gold pearlescent.
For the bottom cluster, my focus piece was one of the 3D chipboards with a fleur-de-lis on it, you can also see the serenity stencil.
Be sure to stop by again soon!
Papers: Aryia's Garden - Lovely and Petals
6" paper pad: Ayria's Garden
3D Chipboard: Ayria's Garden
Chipboard: Ayria's Garden
Noteworthy: Ayria's Garden
Dies: Royal and 4 x 4 Portrait Frame
Creamy Acyrlic: Cream, Red and Gold
Chameleon Wax: Green