Friday, June 26, 2015

This Week

Friday is here already. This week flew by faster than fast can go. School wrapped up and summer has arrived.
Got to love that!
So yesterday I started my summer break from school, and I spent the a big chunk of my day as any paint lover would do, playing in my happy space and trying out a couple of new things I recently bought.
First off-Brushos. I've never seen these in any store here in the US but have read about them on  blogs and a few European websites. Then when I went onto Dick Blick to order a few things and  did a search for water colors they showed up and I thought I would try a few colors. 
They are lots of fun and make some cool backgrounds.
(As many of you already know, so bare with me, OK?)
I love how you can make a tie dye effect using them as well as adding lots of water so you can make drips at spots and drops.
The other new item I had to try out was this small round Gelli plate I picked up the other day. I've wanted to try a round plate, and I thought like small sized (4 inch) circle might be the most user friendly.
I had fun playing with paint and some foam stamps I have.
This stamp was by far the one I was feeling the most.
I made a few backgrounds of printed circles.

And although I love  these pieces, I really liked using the plate to ink my foam stamps. Makes some cool colored inpressions.
So I spent quite a bit of time stamping up my foam stamps and then working on some of my Brusho backgrounds.
Here's a few favorites.

Always good to have ready made backgrounds, and experimenting is always an interesting experience. I love seeing what happens and what masterpieces ended being created.
I am linking this post with Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting this every week. Stop by and see what lots of talented people have been up to. 
Have a great weekend, and I hope you're up to something good.


minnemie said...

Such fantastic colors - made me happy just scrolling through! Have fun on your summer break:-)

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun with those Brushos, I love playing with mine. Try sprinkling them on wet gesso, nice! Love your colourful stamped projects. Love that foam stamp with all the spots on it, great! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Faye said...

Beautiful and fun pieces, Erika. I love the flower stamp. I'm trying to figure out if I could make one out of an flip-flop. The effect of the stamping over the beautiful backgrounds is very nice.

Laila said...

Oh what a bunch of delicious colors,makes me happy happy happy!
Enjoy your vacation.

Linda Kunsman said...

You my dear have made a grand and colorful start to your summer!!! Love all your pretty results! Never heard of this product , and I don't wish to be so tempted right now either:)

Indira said...

Never heard of Brushos. Must try. The stamp project is really a great visual treat. Loved scrolling through te post.

Giggles said...

Oh what wonderful fun these new products are! Love the round geli've created some fabulous backgrounds!! Really vibrant and fun!!

Hugs Giggles

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant designs with awesome colour combos. I'd love to get my hands on even two brusho's as have heard so much about them...xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Jo said...

what fun!! Great color. I have never heard of this product.

Carol said...

Now those art some really great backgrounds! I just may have to order some of those to play with along with the round Gelli plate. Just looks like too much fun to pass up :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, you have been having fun! Your backgrounds are inspirational, I especially like those circles!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Wow! Your colors and stamping results are wonderful! So with the Gelli plate you put on a color then color a stamp and put that on the Gelli, then roll the paper over it?! I, confused as to the steps and timing.