Happy day, everyone! It's the sixth installment of the eclectic Paperie E-Team's "It's Better with Color" series, and this time around we're playing with one of my favorite product lines in the entire universe: Claudine Hellmuth Studio!
I had the incredible good fortune to spend a morning learning techniques from Claudine herself a few months ago, and one of the projects we worked on was a little wooden caddy. Unfortunately, I totally messed it up in class, trying too many techniques in too short a time (like I tend to do...), and finally gave up and went to lunch. I brought that poor little caddy home and it's been sitting at the back of my work table ever since, just waiting to be redeemed. Last week, I sanded it down, started over from scratch, and got all painterly with it:
The texture was created with a thick coat of Claudine's White Gesso, applied with a palette knife. After it dried, I covered the entire surface with her Classic Teal paint, then wiped it with a soft cloth to remove some color from the raised areas.
Claudine's Studio Paint for the stamping: Yellow Pastel, Landscape Green, Altered Orange, Modern Red, and-- yes!-- Painterly Pink! The images are from several of her Creative Layers Foam Stamp sets: Bloom, Doodles, Domestic and Nature. I love these stamps, with their sweet, funky designs. Very happy and mod, and very Claudine.
As with every E-Team Blog Hop, Daisy from eclectic Paperie has some prizes up for grabs, and all you need to do to be eligible is leave a comment at each artist's blog. Easy as pie, and you have until Thursday, September 1 to get those blog visits in. Daisy will randomly choose three winners from among all the comments, and each will win a brand new set of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Acrylic Paints (they are SO cute and handy!), along with some surprise eP goodies.
Remember to visit the eclectic Paperie blog, too. Leave a comment about your favorite tips or techniques for using acrylic paints, and you might win a $25 gift voucher!
All winners will be announced on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, September 2.
The eclectic Paperie E-Team is:
Linda Ledbetter (That's me!)
Starla Nelson is sitting this one out, but be sure to stop by her blog and see what kind of gorgeous creations she's been working on!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have fun hopping with the E-Team!