10.4.08

8x8 background


I was meant to come home from work and do some housework today but I decided that was boring so I've had another play with backgrounds.

This is done with acrylics again, a couple of different reds and a touch of black, a few sprays of glimmer mists, and some oil pastel highlights. The flowers, a very old foam stamp I'd forgotten I even had, are stamped in a very loose acrylic water paint mix and the swirls are hand painted.

I think this piece will remain as an 8x8 sheet as I have plans for it.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Much more fun than housework Deb and so very beautiful - I love anything red but love the different shades that are highlighted and the stamped designs really finish it off. A well spent afternoon I think.

Em's Blog said...

love the colour of this Deb and it's def better than doing housework lol.. love the flowers, a very dreamy looking background.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooooooo what a fantastic vibrant colour! Much better idea than housework Deb lol

alcoholinky said...

oooh yummy Deb!

joanne wardle said...

definitely beats housework. great background, love the colour

Kaz said...

gorgeous background deb, love the colour and the swirls are just fab!

Seona said...

This is a fantastic background Deb - gorgeous rich colours and I love the flowers and swirls.

Karin said...

Great choice Deb much better than housework. This is really beautiful work, love the colour too :o)

Marilyn Rock said...

I really like this background Deb! Color is great and your hand-painted swirls are perfect!

Gillian said...

Great background Deb, really love this one:)

LazyKay said...

I love the dreamy look here - whenever I try to do 'loose' hand painting it looks as if I've just been cleaning my brush!

Gorgeous.

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Sharon said...

Quite right to ditch the housework, lol!

I really love this background, Deb!

I'd love to see what you create with it.

Sam Morris said...

Why bother with housework when you can make something as fabulous as this??!! Love the rich colour too!