Thursday, 2 June 2016

Hessian flower

Good Morning to you all and thank you for your visit.

Yesterday I received the  Crayola Slick Stix that I ordered after being fascinated by how Kathy used them with great enthusiasm.  So off I went to have a play.

This is my first project onto a piece of acrylic paper.  I used three of the crayons to colour the paper then blended with a damp babywipe - as per Kathy's instructions.

Then I covered it with white gesso to knock back the colour and when dry added a little more blue and purple.  I did as Kathy often does and used the baby wipe through a stencil to lift off some of the colour.
However when I removed the stencil and saw that I'd not removed enough colour I decided to use a white Sharpie pen to draw swirls to try to highlight the lighter areas.

I have added a hessian flower that I bought a while ago from Poundland and stamped the Hobby Arts sentiment underneath.

My card looked top heavy so I cut off the front, trimmed it down and added the twine then mounted my topper onto an A6 card.

I'll be popping this down the road to a friend later on today in with a box of cards I've made for her fund raising event on Saturday which is for our local Hospice.

28 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Interesting technique and your card come out so lovely!! pretty hessian flower with the button in the center, it matches very well with the blue and white tones!

Kathyk said...

What a brilliant make - I love how differently projects turn out despite starting from the same point ... in this case Crayola Slick Stix. However ... I normally gesso my regular smooth card with gesso before I start rather than after - so I MIGHT have to steal your idea of gesso-ing through the stencil - cheers!

Kathyk

Barb said...

Thanks for your kind comment Kathy. Sorry I misread. I'll do it right next time hehe! Barbx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Barb interesting card something different :)

x

meg said...

Looks like a great technique Barb,the colour tones you achieved appear soft and muted, the hessian flower a lovely finishing touch

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, loving your beautiful card, don't know these crayons, but they have made a super job of the colouring, lovely design on the background and the hessian flower is wonderful, Kate x

Carol L said...

This sounds like it was a fun technique to play with, and I love the white sharpie accents with that burlap flower! Great make!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Like all the elements you have used.
Valerija xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Barb....love what you done on the background....lovely colour....and the hessian flower...jOOLSX

Aquarius said...

Good old Poundland - love this card and the crayons sound intriguing, something I must take a look at.

Carole said...

Hi Barb...haven't heard of these crayons but you seem to have done a good job with them.I think the white highlights really do make the areas stand out and I like the way you have linked the hessian flower with your wrap at the bottom. Hope your friend raises lots of money for a very good cause. xx

Lucy Woods said...

Oh what a beautiful effective card! I love the texture from the hessian!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Fabulous Barb!! love that hessian flower I've found some gorgeous goodies in the pound stores lol Background is really lovely..love it! huggles Sue xxx

SARN said...

Your background is fabulous and I, too, have been tempted by Kathy's mention of the Crayola Slick Stix, although I haven't actually bought any yet!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Glennis said...

Fabulous project! that is a product I have not heard of - looks like fun

MaryH said...

Beautiful background (TFS the link - I'll check it out). The rough texture of the burlap flower looks so good against the smooth marbled background. Isn't it such fun to do new techniques? You did splendid with this one! TFS & Hugs

Lisa Andersson said...

Stunning background you´ve made with those crayons, Barb! Great technique and lovely design.
Hugs, Lisa

Kathleen said...

Brilliant Barb, and high praise for not throwing it away but making it to your liking.

Kath x

rachel said...

this is fabulous Barb - I love it to pieces! Hugs rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty design and fun technique to try.
Lorraine

Jean said...

I love this background you created with the white swirly design,it makes a perfect backdrop for the lovely hessian flower.
Jean x

aussie aNNie said...

Love the colour and that flower produces a gorgeous result.xx{aNNie}

Janice said...

Fabulous card Barb, I love the background you've made and the burlap flower.
Janice x

Cara said...

Looks like your experimenting turned out great, love the textures and the hessian and twine pull the whole thing together beautifully. Cara x

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, a lovely background - a great techique.
Pauline
x

Greta said...

Love the flower & layout--beautifully done, Barb!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is very cool. That background sounds like a spot of work. I like how you highlighted the areas with a white pen. It gives a neat effect!

Donna said...

Your white Sharpie rescue worked a treat, Barb. This looks fantastic :)