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Friday, 29 June 2012

Painting with Flowers and Blueberries and a WIP

Hi, I totally forgot to post this on my blog, it was created for Unruly Paper Arts a few weeks ago.


Ingredients:  A flower, Distress Inks, Blueberries and Gesso, plus a couple of stamps from Lost Coast Design and Kelly Panacci.

Using a Flower, dab it into the distress inks and dab at random on your cardstock
As you can see many different colour distress inks were used
 For the Lady stamp I crushed up some Blueberries with a little Gesso,  then painted her hat and dress with it.  Rather pleased with the texture it produced.  Sharon asked how I came up with this idea and to tell you the truth haven't a clue.  All I know is,  Art is a great adventure and if you don't try you will never know.

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY

18 inches x 17 inches
 For Paint Party Friday am showing a Work in Progress.  'The Encampment'  is in its very basic first stage and have loads and loads yet to do on it.  Acrylics and humid weather are not a great mix so this could take some time...............lol

Thank you for popping in and giving me your support.  Wishing you a lovely weekend whatever you are doing. Take care, hugs Annette xx

78 comments:

craftattack said...

Your encampment looks very intriguing, looking forward to seeing more of it! Valerie

fatmonica said...

I love the lady with blueberries!It's such a rich purple-definitely something to think about!Looking forward to seeing how The Encampment comes along.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your painting with the lady in it is very charming! I'm intrigued by your encampment painting as well...

Kokopelli said...

Like that blueberry background and I think The Encampment will be a great painting. Happy PPF!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a cool idea,with fabulous resut too. Great WIP, looking forward to seeing it finished!

Sharon said...

I love that flower background - looks like confetti - just gorgeous! Great to see your "work in progress" too!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I saw your blueberry work on UPA and loved it! So original! And I love your encampment,

Lucy x

Maria Ontiveros said...

REally cool! It looks like a rain storm of flower petals.
Rinda

Sandy said...

Oh your blueberries is a dream Netty.
Wonderful work and design. Love them.

Your WIP is gorgeous. I´m curious to see the result.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. xoxo

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Marvelous Annette your technique qith the flower. Gorgeous card you have made with it and a beautiful stamp. Your work in progress is yet beautiful, I wonder at the endresult.
lovelt greet and nice weekend
Marja

Joann Wheeler said...

You are right, art is an adventure. It's fun to experiment...I think I would have probably eaten those blueberries. LOL...it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Joann Wheeler said...

You are right, art is an adventure. It's fun to experiment...I think I would have probably eaten those blueberries. LOL...it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Your bit of natural painting is very pretty, love the bright colors. And I agree with your statement about art!

Shar said...

Such a pretty effect!

NatashaMay said...

Love this background! Awesome! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation and loving your WIP ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Junibears said...

Wow! That's just fantastic Nettie! Fancy painting with blueberries! What will you think of next?
Thanks for your visit dear, I've left you a reply there. Hugs xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

That lady is very elegant Annette, and I love the work in progress look forward to seeing it when its finished.
Kevin xx

Femmy said...

fabulous!!! what a great idea to use a flower as a stamp!!!

Geri - eatpaintlearn.com said...

Who knew you could make blueberry paint! Wonderful piece. Big hugs and Happy PPF ♥

Lynn said...

What a fun way to make art. Love your process and the outcome is smashing! HPPF!

Ginny said...

Your work is incredible. I love the lady in purple. I am so impressed with all of the unique and creative ideas you shared. Thank you so much.

Lindsay Drya Vanhove said...

I love how you used natural ingredients to make your art! Happy PPF

Christine said...

beautiful painting, lovely background, and your WIP is taking shape!

Pointy Pix said...

how could you forget to post such a lovely piece! I love the background to this and it turned out beautifully so it's no wonder you're pleased with it. Encampment is looking good - it makes me think of some sort of fairy tale town - is that the inspiration?

RobanStudio said...

Awesome! I love stamping with objects you wouldn't ordinarily use. Never thought of using a flower! You are so very creative Nettie. Have a great weekend. xo

Linda R said...

Love how you used the flower. so creative.

Carol said...

Your Blueberry Lady is fantastic ans I'll be squishing some blueberries today ...just for fun.I love painting with unusual items :0)

peggy gatto said...

what fun the lady is having, fun card!!!
And
Your tents are dramatic, a great original idea!

Tammie Lee said...

wow, i love how you created this, a wonderful piece. like the last piece too.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Annette! I love your new art and your flower stamping technique! Have a happy weekend!

Karen Smithey said...

You are absolutely right! "Art is a great adventure..." I am going to write that down where I will see it every day!

Leovi said...

Delicious colors and textures, gorgeous shapes, I like your compositions.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wonderful job on the Lady. I would imagine in the past ages people used all sorts of things to make pretty things. How fun you found flowers and blueberries to work. They certainly can stain a good garment permanently. lol . Look forward to the Encampment to be finished..

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

The encampment looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. I love how it is starting out. Keep us up on the progress. Happy PPF

Anne said...

Love your blueberry lady, so inventive and creative! Encampment looks very intriguing, looking forward seeing it's progress!

Siggadisart said...

Your lady with blueberries is beautiful, nice to see your work progress.

Gery said...

Your cardidea is great!!!
The lady seems to walk under falling leaves to me.
Love to see that people are so creative in finding something new.
Love Gery

Ayala Art said...

Looks like she is at a party, full of confetti :o)

Karin said...

wow what a great idea, stamping with a flower, i love it! have a nice weekend!

Von said...

Gorgeous work as allway Netty and just adore the lady painting :)
Von ♥

kat said...

So very pretty Netty! Happy PPF xx

Daniele said...

what an ingenious use of blueberries, love how you created the background with the flower as well
have a lovely weekend
hugs

Meggymay said...

Great projects. I am imagining the encampment as a place for Knights of old to prepare for the Joust. Will be looking to see more.
Yvonne x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

That lady painting is fabulous and THANK You for the idea of using the flowers as a textural stamp- LOVE it! Can't wait to see the progress of your now painting!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Nora CG said...

Your creation with the flower and the inks, are gorgeous!!

I can not wait to see the end result of your WIP!!!

Have a great day!
Nora

minnemie said...

The folds in the ladies dress is just magnificent! Well done!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Love the folds in the dress and can't wait to see your painting finished.... you have made a great start...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Both works are wonderful, Netty!
Love the process of the first painting!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Ephemera said...

Hiya Netty, how very inventive your are!! Blueberry lady is fabulous, and I'm thinking on the same lines as Yvonne or maybe Richard the Lionheart on one of the crusades. X

Paula Whittaker said...

what an interesting way to use a flower...very creative.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun way to stamp. So creative!!!
such a great start on your painting!
hugs Lynn

Heidi said...

Beautiful work!
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

craftimamma said...

Thanks for showing that fabulous flower technique Annette. The result is stunning and I love the blueberry colouring on the lady.

Your painting is looking good for now and I'll look forward to seeing how it progresses. I couldn't paint acrylics to save my life so I think this is great.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great painting techniques and the lady looks great- will keep checking to see how painting deevelopes
carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Great painting techniques and the lady looks great- will keep checking to see how painting deevelopes
carol x

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

this is a very interesting tip ! thanks for sharing !

Linda said...

I can tell Encampment is going to be wonderful. Keep up the good work, Happy PPF.

Annette said...

Hi girl, fun seeing how you made the background with the flower and ink. You are always coming up with something . Have a great weekend. xox

Debbie said...

what fun ideas for backgrounds! I love the encampment painting and look forward to seeing it completed! (I'm a new follower too!)

Sue said...

Wow Nettie, I love your card, it really does look like falling petals, and your encampment is fabulous x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Netty. What a fab idea using the flower. Cant wait to see your PPF project finished. Looks very exciting. Have a great weekend.
Hugs to you both.
Florence xx

Nora MacPhail said...

She's fantastic! I love her!
Happy Painting.

JKW said...

Thank you for describing how you used the flowers. Great idea and treatment. I am so excited about the encampment. . . I can imagine all sorts of things gypsy, but will await your Star capabilities. Blessings, Janet PPF

Giggles said...

Wow love the blueberry and gesso idea!! Encampment should be fabulous with it's finished!! Beautiful artwork!!

Hugs Giggles

Terry said...

You always do such amazing work! Love these! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Catherine Denton said...

Oh I love both of these. The encampment makes me imagine a great adventure! Thanks for your ever present support. :)
Catherine Denton

CuddlyBunny said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished encampment, and already very, very impressed with your Unruly Papers piece! Beautiful!

Alicia C said...

wow, love the process! Blueberries? amazing! I've used crushed flowers & food colouring before but never blueberries! cool!

Elisa said...

a very beautiful card and what creativity you have! Love the blueberry idea very much. Your wip is exciting. Can't wait to see what it will bring. Have a great day!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous creations.

swanfeet said...

I love the background you got with the flower! It's lovely! You could probably use watercolors the same way, come to think of it.

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Absolutely extraordinary! Love the variety of colours and what a fun idea to add a splash of... Fruit!! Yuuuum! xx

1CardCreator said...

Love the encampment, can't wait to see where you take it!

ger chouinard said...

Nettie: I LOVE your lady .... Brilliant and with Blueberries too! As always ... your work is amazing!

baileyrosy.com said...

Blueberries and gesso !!!! what real blueberries !!!! I have an old banana do you think it will work , Will smell nice though. Love the encampment and the dabbed flower another first for me !!! What a terrific creative or mad mind you have !!

Marie

Gisèle said...

this is so creative and came out beautiful !!

Victoria said...

Oh my..these are so fabulous and beautiful..so wonderful to see what I have missed..you are amazing ..just beautiful!
Victoria