Do What You Love by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today using a large That’s Crafty! white/greyboard substrate and having a little play with zesty colours ;)

What to do:

Lightly brayer on some PaperArtsy Fresco Paints directly onto the grey/whiteboard, no need for Gesso. I chose the citrusy translucent shades for this, you just want a very light background effect.

Next up, draw/stamp a face and then proceed to colour it in using more Fresco paints. I usually use Nougat as my starting point adding colours to that for a skin tone, once you’ve worked out your colour combo best to write it down as it’s easy to forget!

Once you’ve completed the girl’s face and hair, start using the stencils. For the poppy stencil apply a Distress ink through it. I more often then not use Distress inks for this as I’m always concerned about paint seeping under the stencil!

For the corn flowers stencil use a DecoArt modelling paste applied with a palette knife, dry with a heat gun and then lightly colour in using green shades of Gelatos as they smear beautifully on that.

Finishing touches are adding a die cut flower and a Tim Holtz sentiment.

The size of this white/greyboard is absolutely fab for creating something on a larger scale….let your imagination run free!

Supplies Used:

PaperArtsy Stencil Lin Brown 025 (use as a substitute for Crafters Workshop Stencil – Corn Flower)
PaperArtsy Stamp Set - Eclectica³ - Clare Lloyd - ECL10 (use as a substitute for hand drawing the face)

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Wow! She's really gorgeous Donna! Love the bright colours and your beautiful background.
    Fliss xx

  2. Wow Donna, she is fabulous and I'm loving your colour choice.
    Julie x

  3. Fantastic! She's absolutely gorgeous Donna. Wow! Lx

  4. Hot, Hot, Hot now this is a stunner!!
    Amanda x

  5. What an amazing piece of art - stunning!
    Alison x


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