Thursday, July 2, 2015

ColourArte and Craft Group Challenge

Hello all!  Gina here to share a project I made using ColourArte products. 

All month long you will be seeing lots of gorgeous work by our team members featuring ColourArts.  If you have never used them, be sure to check them out! The colors are fabulous; fully pigmented and the shimmer is just perfect.

I decided to team up my ColourArts Twinkling H2O's and Silks with Deann's Facebook Group challenge, Recycle, to create a faux canvas.  I began with a cracker box that was headed for our recycle bin. 

I glued the top flap shut and coated the box with gesso.  Once dry, I covered the box with strips torn from old dictionary pages. Using the Brick Wall Texture Sheet, I created the brickwork in the upper left corner with Snow-tex.  I colored the bricks with Playful Peony Twinkling H2O's, Black Soot and Fired Brick Distress Inks.

I then used the Guatemalan Green Silks to wash the box.

The Balloon was painted with Silks in Apple Blossom and Emperor's Gold.  The background for the balloon top was cut from a piece of old sheet music.

The feather was colored using Iridescent Blue Twinkling H2O's and then inked with some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  The Key was washed with the Emperor's Gold Silks for a brass look.

I printed out the quote using a word processing program and cut it up to arrange it as I wanted it.

The tree was inked with Walnut Brown Distress Ink and the branches tipped with Pretty Peridot Silks.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Remember to keep an eye out for all the fabulous projects featuring ColourArte products this month.

Gina's Designs Products used:

ColourArte Products used

   Pretty Peridot

   Guatemalan Green

   Emperor's Gold

   Apple Blossom

   Playful Peony

   Iridescent Blue


  1. This is fabulous, Gina. Love how you used the empty box to recyle it into a beautiful canvas.

  2. Thanks Barbara, it was lots of fun to do.

  3. This is so cool Gina!! I love your up-cycle!! Great quote on your wall as well!!
    Happy 4th of July!!