For today, I made three projects using “Charisma Glimmer Plate” and as I was experimenting with the products I got something a little bit different every time.
I found that colouring foiled images using Jane’s pastels, acrylic paints and Colorsticks is terrific and in the video below I show you my process with more detail.
Watch the video tutorial below or on YouTube to learn how to make this project:
How I did it in 3 steps:
- Prime the paper using Jane Davenport Matchmaker set of acrylic paints or gesso.
- Apply colour using ColorSticks, then pastels and add highlights with Drama Sticks.
- Embellish with small floral die cuts.
Sound easy, right? And it is as easy as you want it to be. I felt the most challenging part was drawing the girls hair. I’m an avid stamper because I never developed skills to draw. Drawing is intimidating to me so trying these supplies took me out of my comfort zone.
You will start with a foiled image as a blank canvas. From there the sky’s the limit.
Although I worked with very little water, I found that Derwent mixed media paper, Strathmore Bristol paper, or hot press watercolour paper ( 270 – 300 grams) will be great to do foiling and to apply different mediums because these papers have a smooth surface and they are designed to absorb water with minimal warping.
The glimmer hot foil will resist the pastels, light washes of ColorSticks and it will resist acrylic paints too! Magic!
By applying different mediums over the hot foil, it will look subtle on the background but you will still be able to see it shining in the back.
The picture below shows better the hot foil shine:
I also found that when priming the paper using Jane Davenport acrylic paints or gesso, I could use the ColorStick pigments just as I use watercolours. The Colorstick glide nicely over the acrylic paint. They deliver a stunning mat finish and the colour becomes permanent when dry.
However, you can use Jane Davenport pastels directly on the paper without priming it, as this is a completely chalky – creamy and different medium.
The card below is an example of this so you can see a remarkable difference between the look and feel of the skin in this card and the other two cards in this post.
Her face looks more chalky and of course, you can try different pastel colours to achieve different looks.
To create the hair in all my cards today I primed the area around the face using white acrylic paint. I used ColorSticks to draw the hair lines and I then used the mermaid brushes in flicking motion to move the pigments around.
The little floral die cuts on all the cards today are from Marcia’s Make Over die set. I die cut a piece of paper in which I was testing the colour sticks and those die cuts looks gorgeous.
So you can use foiled images as a base to create a whole composition but of course, you can foil on top of paint, fabric, chipboard, leather or any other surface to add beautiful foiled images as accents to your artwork.
I think the Crown and the Seahorses glimmer plates in this release would go perfect together on artwork created using the Charisma glimmer plate. These will be a great aid for a newbie like me as it can hide a wee bit the hair as well -lol !!
I hope my video and this post to be helpful and that somehow I could inspire you to use Jane Davenport supplies.
I learn than watching videos on Youtube is a good first step to understand these products but is when you use them, when you touch them and when you try them when you will discover a whole new universe.
The colours in Jane Davenport product range are to die for.
The Mermaid brushes are soft and they do not leave strokes or marks of paint over the paper surface providing a smooth finishing when using any medium.
So in my opinion, these products are something to love from the beautiful packaging to every single result delivered.
I want to thank Spellbinders and Jane Davenport for this chance to try amazing products. I really enjoyed working with them and Jane got a new fan! Me!!!
Thank you for having me today Hugs