August Creative Guest - Dee Adams

I stumbled on this creative lady during a blog hop and just fell in love - please welcome Dee Adams as our August Guest.

Creative Guest Facts

I was so proud and honoured to be asked to be the August guest Designer for Words and Paintery.
A little bit of info about me and how I got addicted to mixed media it started when my mother asking me to make her cards, as I delved into the craft world I stumbled onto mixed media and my obsession with texture & colour grew from there.

I was so lucky as when I got my first design team post I hadn't even got a blog, so in lots of ways I am still quite a novice to the internet side of crafting, but I am amazed at the talent and support that this wonderful obsession generates.

I am always surprised when I see other peoples work, as it always seems so smooth and polished and I have to run my fingers over it to understand how they have achieved it. Anyone who has seen my work will see that its very raw and edgy.

The project

So looking at the mood board I was scared a-bit at the colours (as they really are not colours that I use). So my first challenge was how to work with the colours on the board, and how to incorporate the words etc. I settled on the word love and had a large wooden heart in my stash that would be ideal for altering.

I started with White Gesso, followed by clear, which helps the colours pop when you apply them. 
Next I used the Tim Holtz florish stencil, put texture paste through, sprinkled with golf embossing powder and heat set.

I love the Ariondack colour washes as the colours are very vibrant, I also used some Lindy's stamp gang magicals, which I spritzed with water to activate. 

I flicked white, gold and black ink over the heart.
Once I was happy with the results I then used a Tando creative mini stencil of a flourish and put black embossing paste through it.

I was now beginning to enjoy myself and could see where I wanted this to go, my work tends to direct itself and at this point I could see my taste coming out in it. 
The Photo's I framed, dyed some lint with black soot ink, I typed the word love on my typewriter and used a Tando chipboard letter plate to frame it. 
Finally a touch of treasure gold to highlight areas.

I hope you all enjoyed my project and have a go! As I said these were not my colours at all, but I actually enjoyed the challenge of making a piece that I would like. I hope that you all enjoyed my project and a big thank you to Marie and the team for inviting me along.

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