Monday, 21 September 2015

Love You Home Decor Project - Prima - Tutorial

Hi there everyone!  I am so excited to present to you today my first ever PRIMA tutorial!

The focus for this project is the new set of OIL PASTELS from Prima, 
in collaboration with Iron Orchid Designs.  You can read about them HERE.

Here is my write-up on the Prima blog - “Love You” Off-the-Page Project – 
I chose the smaller Prima Carte Blanch Vintage Wall Décor base for this project,
 to show you all how quickly & easily you can create a pretty home décor project,
 in just an hour or two!  

These wood bases are AWESOME – they are so sturdy & strong.  
Without the flexibility of a canvas it makes for easier work & holds many 
dimensional elements firmly.  As for the Iron Orchid Designs Oil Pastels – 
they are AMAZING!  I had no idea what to do with them when they first arrived,
 but spent an evening playing around with them & working out the best way to use them.  

These little guys LOVE water!  I dip them straight into my water jar before use
 then immediately after applying them to my page I go over them again with
 a brush dipped in water as well.  LESS IS MORE here  –  they are 
very rich, creamy & concentrated so will last you a very long time.  
A fantastic investment! – another absolute WIN from Prima!!” 
Helen Tilbury

I was naturally intimidated by the box of pastels that landed on my desk this week so,
before beginning, I spent an hour or so playing about with them on some watercolour
paper, just to see how they worked & what brought out the best in them...

FINALLY my Prima box arrived & was SO FULL of beautiful goodies that finding
some items that matched perfectly was easy as pie!  Including this awesome twine!!

I spent longer thinking up this project than actually doing it!
I wanted to come up with something that was simple to do
 therefore easily replicable yet also pretty & fun to make!!

GOLD DOILIES BY PRIMA - yes that is all that needs to be said!!

After all my planning, putting this piece together 
was a piece of cake & I LOVE how it turned out!

I would love to teach this as a class!  If only I had more
 of everything but alas I had just one of each...

WHAT a stamp!  Another masterpiece from Finnabair!!  GRUNGE DELUXE...

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed the project :)

Supplies used :- Carte Blanch Vintage Wall Décor Base 583057, Prima Distress Tool {Ingvild Bolme} 890940, Prima Trim 576882, Julie Nutting Watercolor Paper Tag 910853, Resist Tag 582791, Finnabair Clear Stamp 961961, Gold Doily 583644, Love You wood icon 582524,Leaves wood icon 579722, Metal Key {Timeless Memories Metal Trinkets} 579838, Coffee Break Bloom 578534, Flowers from vine 581916, Oil Pastels colors Yellow, Yellow Orange, Yellow Green, Cadmium Green, Cobalt Green 814328


Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! I am gobsmacked .. this is stunning!! Love the colour mix and that bg stamp is fabulous (gotta get me that one) A fantastic and easy to follow tutorial too. Thanks for sharing the process Helen .. loooveee this!!!

Valia Katzaki said...

Amazing Helen! You rocked the oil pastels!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

How exciting for you! Fabulous tutorial- love the finished result, too....I think my fave bit is the blue 'twine'... Looks great tucked in there:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is just gorgeous! LOVING those colors!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

I've been on the fence about purchasing the wooden wall decor pieces, but I just ordered both sizes - as I love what you have done with your beautiful project. I love the touches of grunge from the stamp, the colors are wonderful and the photo is adorable. The color in the oil pastels that you used on the large tag are lovely! And, I love that you shared how you used them. I was working with them over the week-end - but did not try your technique. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial.

Debbie Standard said...

This is just gorgeous! Soooo beautiful!

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen, this is amazing .. so much beautiful detail and I can tell lots of love is woven into this beauty ... hugz x

Mitralee said...

HELEN! This knocked my socks off! I love the gold doily and the bright pretty colors! SUPER NICE JOB! And I love the little scrunched up balls of twine hot glued behind's a good point to put that on ahead of time..I always decide I want it after and I'm trying to stuff it in somewhere with the end of a paint brush....

Lynette Jacobs said...

Drop dead are rocking the Prima my friend. So happy for you xx