Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Claudine's Paints

Finally my consignment of Claudine Hellmuth paints from Ranger along with a few other gorgeous goodies have arrived! I spent some of the afternoon making a tag using the Sticky back canvas, Studio paints, and our lovely free stamp from the May issue of Craft Stamper.
I ran some of the canvas through the Big shot using an embossing plate, and then mixed yellow pastel and landscape green on a craft mat. The paints are the most smoothest paints I have ever used. You have to try a least one pot and you will be hooked, even if you don't paint, they will look so good on your walls! A patchwork painting comes to mind... not sure if the other half will approve though! lol.
After I had embossed the canvas, I dry brushed the paint , wiping most of it off on a cloth first, before painting over the embossed canvas. It dries almost instantly. Use the paintbrush very lightly. Then I mixed a little black and red to make brown and painted a branch from a Maya road chipboard set. I stuck the canvas to the tag, and stamped the Twirly bird onto the tag and then stuck the branch on so it just covered the feet of the bird. To make the leaves I cut out leaf shapes from the canvas, painted them green and added the veins with the finest of the Claudine Brushes. ( these are fab and can stay in water as long as you like!) Finally I stuck them randomly on the branch, stamped Nature is Art from the Nature is Art set at the top of the tag. (I just inked the part of the stamp I wanted). Finally a little scattered Straw distress stickles finished off the bird with peeled paint distress stickles for highlights.
A matching ribbon threaded trough the tag hole, means it can be attached to the blog candy!
The sun was streaming through the window as I took the photos so they are not as good as I would have liked.
Happy Painting


Anonymous said...

Great tag Jennie! might have to check out those paints! Sorry about your pic on my blog! Good one of Minxy tho!! Lol!

Hels said...

nice tag Jennie, those paints look heavenly

Nicola said...

I've got that stamp too - but you've used it in such a fabulous way!

Kath said...

Those paints look fabulous, Jennie. I watched the video and I am well impressed. I like your tag too.

laury55 said...

love your tag...thanks for sharing your technique

Joy said...

Fab tag Jennie those paints look tempting xx

RubyMay said...

Your tag looks fabulous !
I love the sound of those paints....I will have to check them out.