Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Weekend Playtime

Last weekend saw Hubby loading the car and going off for a golfing weekend with his pals. So with this in mind I had a friend around and we had a crafty play. We had both wanted to try Acrylic Pouring and some time ago bought kits from Indigo Blu to try. We had also been watching You Tube video's and found lots of different ways of doing the Acrylic Pouring. So with lots of ideas running through our heads we retired to my Craft Shed (for all things messy) and had a play. By late afternoon and trying the technique we had seen at Ally Pally by B J Crafty we were sat watching paint dry, at that point it was pouring with rain outside and we had run out of room inside. We left the canvases to dry over night and started again on the Sunday this time trying the technique by Indigo Blu and also one we had found on You Tube. Below are some of the many canvases that I did using all of these techniques, they all dried slightly different but I love the results. Drying on Sunday was far easier too as it was sunny outside so we just covered the patio table with the canvases.

Some of my canvases were quite pale in colour and as soon as I saw them dry I thought of adding fairy scenes to them. This one below I made using the stamps only, the trouble with this was that it was a little patchy in the middle and I had to go over with a black marker. I also added some stickles.

 This bottom canvas was made using stamps around the outside and using a stencil in the middle and Archival ink. I added clear sparkle pen to the wings and some stickles around the fairy. Now all I need to do is find something to seal the canvases with.

We had a wonderful time and the only problem we found was the space to leave the canvases to dry while searching for the next thing to pour onto. If you are thinking of trying this please bear that in mind because it is addictive.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated


brenda said...

What super backgrounds for your Fairies Sue, I think I need to try acrylic pouring, looks fun.

B x

Aquarius said...

That sounds like my kind of weekend and some lovely results achieved!! You can avoid the patchy effect if you stamp onto ordinary tissue paper , tear around fairly close to the image (avoiding a hard line) and then apply to the canvas using watered down PVA but I imagine you already know about this method.

Felicie said...

They are absolutely beautiful Sue.I like them all.

Darnell said...

I can see where this is addictive, Sue! Your canvases are quite spectacular and so are the resulting two cards you featured! The fairies were a perfect choice! I'm having a crafty play with friends next week and this is one of the techniques we will be trying; I can't wait now! Hugs, Darnell

Joan said...

Sounds like you had a great time and your canvases are lovely. I haven't quite understood acrylic pouring yet ,think I need to investigate a bit more


Glennis said...

Wow! What a fun time you have had

cotnob said...

Super canvases Sue, they look fabulous with your silhouette images stamped on them - it looks like you had a fun weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Valerija said...

Wow, fabulous backgrounds and what wonderful cards.
Valerija xx

Mia said...

Gorgeous creations, Sue. I love the pour technique. The fairy sencils are beautiful!!! Kisses, my friend.

rachel said...

look like a really fun time Sue - I adore acrylic pouring and your results are amazing! Big hugs rachel x

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous backgrounds. I have just made some using the shaving foam technique and yes it does get addictive. It was a lovely day when I did mine so did it out in the garden . I love your fairy canvases . Both are pretty . Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Back from my holidays and catching up with my comments.
A beautiful display of cards and gorgeous colours...stunning design.xx
[aussie aNNie blog]

Janice said...

Gorgeous fairies Sue and fab backgrounds. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend.
Janice x