Today we have
with us and she
is going to give
us a painting demo!
Yes, art and craft -
fantastic we could
start another art and
"For this week’s theme I took for my inspiration
Van Gogh’s painting flowers in a blue vase.
I have to confess that the image I was
working from must have been reversed!
First I roughly painted a piece of
heavy weight card with granny smith
and mermaid Fresco paints.
Using a spotty stencil I sponged china,
bora bora, banana and autumn fire onto
the top of the card, and using a stripes stencil
I sponged hyde park, granny smith, green patina,
banana, autumn fire and key lime onto the bottom.
Using a stamping tool and magnets to hold
the card in place I stamped the jug.
To do this I lightly dabbed china paint onto
the stamp with a sponge, stamped the image,
dried it with a heat tool and repeated it
to build up an opaque image.
With a paint brush I added a little southern skies
to the edges of the stamp and stamped again
and then again with a few highlights in
snowflake and bora bora.
Now I have to apologise for the next few
images as I hadn’t realised the camera battery
was going and it wasn’t focusing properly.
Next I stamped the leaves in hyde park
and green patina using a small stamping block.
Then using the little flower stamp in
different colours I built up the bouquet.
I went back to the stamping tool
for the larger focal flowers, firstly stamping
in white to give an opaque background,
drying the paint and over stamping in banana.
With the ball end of an embossing tool
dipped in paint I added centres to the flowers
and also some petals.
I even attempted to recreate the
fuzzy bit near the top
I decided on keeping the mounting simple
to let the image speak for itself.
I'm not sure what Van Gogh
would make of it but I enjoyed myself."
Tim Holtz layering stencil: stripes
Card-io clear stamps: veranda view, mum’s garden
Thank you Claire that was
really interesting - if Van Gogh
Right then everyone get your
paints out and recreate a
masterpiece this weekend
using only what is in your