Welcome back to another Mid-Month Guest Designer Post! We have two amazing projects today: one from our April Guest Designer, Zuzu and one from a frequent MMMC player, Georgie!
First let's take a look at the gorgeous piece that Zuzu made using materials from DecoArt. She actually created this art piece using the BACK of her original April Showers canvas!
This is what Zuzu had to say about the meaning behind her reverse canvas: "It's what came in to my head when we were told the April Showers theme. I did nesting birds as it's April. I added rust because showers in the garden make rust, and the crystal drops are representative of the rain drops and drips you see in the garden after a shower."
I really love Zuzu's reverse canvas, it's such a fabulous idea and also just plain gorgeous! Thank you to Zuzu and DecoArt for being with us throughout the month of April!
Now let's look at the lovely Project and tutorial by our frequent player, Georgie...
Before I start I’d like to say how honored I am to be invited to guest for this amazing challenge blog – thank you so much for having me.
When seeing that the theme was April Showers, straight away I knew I wanted to use hot glue to invoke the pattern of rain, and of course the quote ‘April Showers Brings May Flowers’ kept buzzing through my head. But I wanted to go a little abstract and modern rather than shabby chic.
It’s no secret that I love up-cycling and will take the opportunity when I get the chance, so I thought creating a vase from a glass bottle wood be perfect for my ‘May Flowers’.
Firstly I dripped hot glue down the bottle.
Then painted over with white gesso.
Next I used micro beads, as I just love the texture these give, which I thought just suited the feeling of rain.
Then I flicked up black gesso from the bottom to ground the bottle.
Next came a really fun part, using some Lindy’s sprays and pure dripping madness!!! I started with darker colours of greens and turquoise…
Finishing up with oranges and yellows…
(…And some Silks, Twinks and Treasure gold – sorry forgot to pic those parts, I was sooo lost in creating that the camera just lay abandoned)
I hit the raised areas with the treasure gold so it would have some extra sparkle.
Next I gathered some ‘bits’, and played with the layout. When I found the set up I liked, I used blue and gold paint to ‘tint’ the items. (I didn’t end up using the flowers as I they didn’t seem to fit with what I was going for in my head.)
Here you can see the colours and the drip/rain effect loads better. I had to use my camera phone for the other pics in a room with not very good lighting.
The last thing was just adding the dew drops
I’ll finish up here and I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions please do give me a shout and I’ll be happy to help.
Have a lovely day
Thank you Georgie for being our Mid-Month guest and thank you Zuzu for creating two amazing projects!
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