Hello everyone and Happy Spring! I’m back after a looong time!
I’m giving you a three part series of my altered letter art processes, starting with my “Letter K Art Process.” Please feel free to check out the YouTube video related to this blog.
These three projects are my thank you tokens to my amazing teachers, so I hope these videos can inspire you to personalize your gifts as well.
13 inches Letter K White Wood by Artminds
White Gesso by Artist’s Loft
Turquoise from the Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Fantasy – Patina Paste – Northern Lights
Blue Green from the Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Fantasy – Patina Paste – Anemone and Coral
Brass from the Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Patina Effect Paste
Chalk Crackle Medium by Artminds
Vanilla acrylic paint by craft smart
A4 size vintage floral stencil from AliExpress
Baroque No.4 Iron Orchid Designs Vintage Art Decor Mold by Prima Marketing
Baroque No.6 Iron Orchid Designs Vintage Art Decor Mold by Prima Marketing
Large Fleurish IOD Vintage Art Decor Moulds by Prima Marketing
Re-Design – Mould – Tillden Flourish by Prima Marketing
Triangular vintage design embellishment from AliExpress
Big metal butterfly embellishment from AliExpress
Blue, green and gold butterfly die cut shapes from Dollarama
Horizon Group USA Acrylic Rainbow Jewels from Walmart (alternative acrylic gem from what was used in the project)
Paper roses from Dollarama
Glass Marble Gems Vase Filler from Walmart
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Archival Ink Pads – Mini Kit – Three
Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – Transparent Gloss
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- Whenever I start a project, sometimes setting up a colour scheme helps determine the direction of the design. So, for this altered art, I am using hues of teals, blue, turquoise, and brass. I love these colour combinations, so falling in love with a colour palette can boost one’s creativity, IMO.
To make this simple, the elements that I’m using are the usual items found in several of my projects (i.e. butterfly cardstock).
- The turquoise and blue-green Finnabair patina effect pastes are the main textures of my background. They leave a bumpy and sandy-like feel to the letter K canvas. You can stop here and proceed with the embellishment part; however, I wanted to mute the colours by using the white acrylic paint that has warm tones in it.
The second part of my background is topping the white colour with a liquid crackle medium.
- Layering embellishments on a project depends on individual preferences. I wanted to keep this project as uncomplicated, bright, and clean as possible. Moreover, leaving decorations unpainted gives a different impact on the overall look of the artwork.
I hope that you can find inspiration from my art processes 🙂
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Here is the final look of this project: