Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Some days you just gotta play....

and that's what I did today.  I have lots of things I "should" be doing but I just wasn't feelin' it so I decided to just play.  I went to Pinterest and just wandered around until I saw something that spoke to me.  I found this....Blue Flower

Blue flower painting using acrylics and gesso by CloverMoonDesigns, I painted this flower after seeing it on pinterest.  I want to make more every color!!

I loved it because of the blue so I thought I'd paint my own version of it with acrylic paints.  I dug all my paints out but then I started thinking it would be really wicked to experiment with different mediums.  So I put all my paint away and dug out a canvas I didn't much care for, black gesso and my Iridescent & Metallic Creative Medium.

I started off by painting over the ugly canvas I made for something else (totally not my style but you do what you gotta do).

I drew two loose guide lines to where I wanted to put the petals.  I then used a really heavy brush to paint the petals using Iridescent Creative Medium....I thought I grabbed blue but it turned out to be turquoise.  

As it started drying I realized I wasn't going to get the dry brush look in the original. Again, trying to think outside of the box I decided to grab my embossing powders and "paint" with EP's! The Creative Medium was still wet so I just pinched a bit between my thumb and finger and sprinkled it where I wanted it.  It was much easier than you'd think.  I started off with a bit of black here and there...heated it. I was tickled that the CM started to bubble a bit here and there - it added some really cool texture. After I was done heating it was o.k....

so I got daring and added white to the tops of the petals, a bit of gold around the bottom of the petals and a little silver near the center of the flower.  I also sprinkled some white in the black negative space just because it's hard for me to have nothingness. I heated it again and really liked the results but...

I realized I wanted more depth so I added more black to the bottom of each petal, silver off to one side of each petal.  Lots of great color & texture but then the center of the flower was looking a bit neglected so I pulled out my Metallic Creative Medium and added Gold, Bronze and Copper... a few dots of Wedding White irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and it's done!

I wish you could see and feel all of the texture!  There is texture under the gesso from the original art I covered up, texture from the Creative Medium, all of the layers of embossing powders and then more Creative Medium.  I am so pleased with how it turned out!

So, have you played recently?


  1. That is SO cool!!! It has been way too long since I've played, but I sure enjoy seeing you do it. - BeckyinMich

  2. Roni, I am happy to report that I am once again receiving your blog updates! Yippee! I am so glad that you had a chance to play in such a spectacular way! As you started listing each of the supplies that became part of your masterpiece, I had to chuckle thinking of your workspace and how it shrank during this fun process. I would love to know if you have come up with any short cuts in the clean-up process. If it was my desk, I think I would still be buried up to my neck. LOL. Another much richer than the inspiration piece!!!
    Love Ya, Kathy

  3. gorgeous play Roni!! Your textures do indeed look yummy! xo

  4. Roni .... this is just stunning !!! isn't it wonderful when you go looking & find inspiration from something and create your own piece. Thanks so much for sharing with us xxx

  5. Oh Roni, this is so beautiful! Love all the subtle colors in your petals and the texture I your flower center! Now I have the urge and create some thing similar!!


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