Inspirations

Inspirations
The color you see is the color you get!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Alter It CI Style

I have just finished taking an on-line class on using gesso in the Art Studio from Kate Koch of SNR (Scrapbook News and Review) Magazine. There was lots and lots of information. One thing that really caught my attention was that in several demonstrations in the class, Kate used Creative Inspirations paints. That gave me ideas. I went digging through my ancient stash and came across a kit for a ribbon album. I never made it because the cover and chipboard embellishments were just not me. They were bright, shiny, and very flat looking. They looked very much like a kid's coloring book.
Before gesso and CI paints
 With the class behind me, I thought that perhaps some gesso techniques and a little CI paint might do the trick. Oh yes, the Club Scrap Paper didn't hurt either.  I  recovered the cover with the CS cardstock and then I totally redid the letters and chipboard flowers. The gesso covered up the printed color and added texture. The CI Paints added the classy shimmer instead of the gaudy glare. The letters were done in tutu pink. The textured flowers are amethyst and tickled pink with copper centers. I used mint for the leaves. For the "2" I added Resplendence Burgundy glitter to the wet gesso.  Even the ribbon, which came from my ribbon stash benefitted from CI paints. I painted over the white butterflies with tutu pink.
My sweet grandaughter will be turning 2 in about a week and a half. I'm giving this album to her Mommy to keep pictures in from her celebration.
Barbara Washington--designer

14 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I love how you transformed your supplies with gesso and CI Paint! I LOVE the new look. Thanks for the inspiration. =)

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I love altering supplies to fit my current needs. You did a wonderful job! I know I enjoyed the gesso class quite a bit myself.

Lucy Chesna said...

I love it

Michelle H. said...

Very beautiful and amazing project!!
Gesso is one of my favorites items I love to use!!

Christy B said...

Fantastic way to redo an item. Great use of Gesso & CI paints.

Andrea Fogleman said...

Awesome use of gesso on a project. I too have chipboard that so deserves attention but doesn't really fit my projects of choice.

Monica Edwards said...

Awesome and Kate is a magnificent teacher. Gesso is one of my 1st things I look for although I do believe someone spilled my bottle and threw it away bc now it has disappeared/.. kids for ya

Kimberly said...

Fabulous way to transform items that would have sat in your stash! I use Gesso to cover up and paint over as well. Lovely job you did! :) hugs, Kimberly

Sandie Edwards said...

This looks fantastic re-vamped.... so wonderful you enjoyed the class!

Vicki said...

Fantastic altered journal book! You did a super job with the Gesso and CI paints. This will be great for logging special moments for your granddaughter.

Mo said...

Oh my...I HAVE those in MY stash! I will definitely have to pull them out again as well as get me some CI paint. I hear fabulous things about them! And Katie's Gesso class is so informational and inspiring! Thank you for the ideas!

jessica said...

beautiful job!!

Scarlett said...

Love your project!! The colors are gorgeous and the texture is amazing!! So cool to see you put what you learned in class straight in to action!

~ Kendra ~ said...

LOVE your transformed supplies, what a wonderful idea!! Beautiful job!!