Bloom by Fliss Goodwin



I have a mixed media piece of artwork to share this week which has rather of an extravaganza of the new and luscious pearl inks which I've used in several different ways.

Step by Step:

There was a fair amount of serendipity involved in creating my panel as the first paint layer went wrong so I'll ignore that step as it was completely covered up.

I first used one of the gorgeous new 7 x 7 stencils to add a pattern on the left side of the panel with texture sand paste. Once it was dry, I painted the whole panel with a coat of black gesso.

I painted a coat of charcoal shimmer paint over the top of the black layer and once it was dry, allowed pink and orange pearl inks to run down the panel. This gave a rather grungy look which I like as the charcoal underneath peeks out for added pearly shimmer.

I didn't want to add too much to cover up the background so I took an artist trading coin and painted this with green multi surface paint which I then sprayed with lime lustre spray. The colour wasn't quite right so I added some green pearl ink on top.

I stamped one of Melina's gorgeous new floral collage images directly on the coin with black ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. I stamped just the flower on white cartridge paper again using black ink and heat embossing. I painted the flower with pink and orange pearl inks, cut it out and glued it on top of the flower stamped on the coin. I added gold glitter glue in the centre.

I struggled a bit with the text element and eventually hit on the idea of using the new alphabet stencil to create my chosen word. I used green pearl ink and then drew round the letters with bronze marker pen and cut them out.

I glued on my coin and the text to finish.


That's Crafty! Surfaces - MDF Plaque
That's Crafty! Surfaces - ATCoin Set
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Flowers Collection Set 3 by Melina Dahl
That's Crafty! 7 x 7 Stencil - TC6008 Alphabet
That's Crafty! 7 x 7 Stencil - TC6011 Square Curves
That's Crafty! Texture Sand Paste
That's Crafty! Black Gesso
That's Crafty! Charcoal Shimmer Paint
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint - Green
That's Crafty! Lustre Spray - Lime
That's Crafty! Pearl Inks - Deep Peek, Leaf Green, Orange
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Gold Glitter Glue
Extras - White Cartridge Paper, Bronze Metallic Marker

Have a great and hopefully crafty weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. This is so pretty Fliss, great texture!

  2. Lovely and all the scrummy texture is fab
    Amanda x

  3. Gorgeous, Fliss . Lovely 'dripping' and a wonderful rich shimmer when caught in the light. terrific use of the NR x

  4. Fantastic texture, Fliss, and beautiful with the flower onto green background , I love the ticket form tag you used , too - Dorthe- xoxoxoxo

  5. You have created some wonderful texture and colours Fliss, I love the dripped inks too! xx


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