Saturday, 17 October 2015

Prima Day Blog Hop!
'Be Kinder than Necessary' Canvas
Plus a very quick D-I-Y White Mist Tutorial

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday to you all!  I hope your weekend is going well.  

It's Prima Day! A day filled with TONS of inspiration just for you! 

So grab your paper, flowers & adhesives & have some fun
 with us as we travel around the world!  Our very talented design 
team members are showcasing newly created projects on their 
social media so join the fun, hop around & be inspired!

Here's how it works:- we have a gorgeous photo of each designer, 
a link to their blog or social media & a sneak peek of their project! 

Just click on their blog link to see a full reveal of each beautiful project!

Helen Tilbury – {that's me!}

Jessy Christopher -
Melissa Phillips -
Maiko Miwa -

Riikka Kovasin -

Check out the Prima blog HERE for more details
 & links to the other ladies' sites & creations.

 I have made a small canvas as my contribution to the 'positivity' theme.  
This is one of my favourite quotes of all time & a while ago I printed off a lot
of quotes & now have a stack of them ready to add to projects when needed.
I wish I knew who originally came up with this one.  Please do let me know
 if you know!  It's a great reminder to us all as we go through our days...

I made this project out of an old canvas I was tired of.  I started by painting
the sides dark brown then I used Prima Soft Gloss Gel as a collage adhesive
to adhere the Artisan Parisian Leather paper to.  Isn't this paper too cool?!
Such an AWESOME texture but without the thickness of real leather.

I fussy cut a couple of lines of lock & key images from the Locksmith Paintables paper
& coloured them with Boysenberry & Gold Foil Color Bloom Sprays, adhering them
to my background together with some Prima flowers from the Victorian Christmas
collection, along with some printed leaves & misted lace flowers.
I also added some glitter & glass beads.  FUNNNNNNN!!!

I just LOVE this white mist I make up - for virtually no cost at all.  


GOT to love that!  All you need to do each time you create is add a half 
pea-size teeny blob of any PRIMA WHITE GESSO OR MODELING PASTE
 {although obviously the thicker your product the more water you will need to add}
 to a glass ramekin dish, spritz with quite a few squirts of water, stir with a small
 brush then flick the paint off of your brush & onto your project by tapping the brush
 with your index finger, so your newly-made mist flies off!  Don't forget to place a 
piece of card over your photograph or any areas you don't want splashed with ink!  

 This mist is thicker than most, which is why it looks so opaque.  
It doesn't work to make up a lot in advance & store in an 
empty spray bottle as it clogs the nozzle - I've tried!

Isn't this giant flower just amazing?!?  She's called Patty.  Her resin face can be 
recoloured.  She comes plain cream & you dress her up if desired.  I used my
 Color Bloom Sprays to recolour her petals & LOVE how she looks now!
 I used the soft gloss gel again to add glass beads & glitter to her too. 

If you are not one of my regular followers & you are visiting from Prima I would
love for you to join my blog & social media!  You can find my Facebook Artist
Page HERE  as I have a GIVEAWAY going on there RIGHT NOW!!
{it's easy to find as it's pinned to the top of my page but you can
also read about it HERE}

I am also an Instagram freak & you can find me HERE.  
Lastly, if you like my content I would really appreciate
if you joined my blog on Google Friend Connect
in my top right side bar HERE.

Prima supplies used:-  
Artisan Parisian Leather Paper #990404, 
Paintables ‘Locksmith’ pattern paper #814236, 
Prima wire thread #572020, 
Magnolia Lace Trim #583026, 
Color Bloom Spray Boysenberry #580278
Color Bloom Spray Gold Foil #573805, 
Patty {Resin Face} flower #583217, 
Christmas Eve Flowers #583439, 
Glass Glitter ‘Gold Rush’ #961657, 
Glass Beads ‘Butter’ #961701, 
Soft Gloss Gel #961435

Here's a visual image of all the yummy Primaness I used!

Thank you for visiting with me today. 

I have a little prize on offer for your time & trouble :) 

My standard giveaway guidelines apply - just ensure you are a blog
follower by signing up on the top right of my blog, on my Google Friend 
Connect gadget then LEAVE ME A COMMENT :)  Happy Blog Hopping!

There just may be some other gorgeous prizes to be found along the way!!


Lady_Libellule said...

Cette toile est très réussie. J'aime le fond en simili-cuir et aussi le truc pour faire soi-même des mists. Bravo!

From The Owls' Nest said...

LOVE.....the brown with all the other colors!

Deb said...

Stunning, I would love to hang this on my wall, love that quote too!

britgirl58 said...

Thank you for the tutorial - such a pretty tag. Julie

Kathy Bradley said...

A beautiful canvas and I love that you recycled something you were bored with! As always, your creation is wonderful and that leather paper is awesome - I need to order some - it looks quite real! Your color and arrangement is wonderful and love the splatters. I always love your sentiments - always very meaningful and, so often, have hit directly home! Thanks for sharing your process to!

PolkaDotPrincess said...

This is great and I too love this quote! TFS! - Doreen

Jean said...

Simply stunning! Perfect quote. Love all the details. Every time I look I see something else.

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh your book cover is just the most amazing thing! I love the quote and how you left some of the black showing and the cluster of goodies around the quote! Perfection! Oh, thank you so much for the giveaway - I want this Christmas collection so so bad... :) Great hop and TFS! I'm following along now. ;0

Bunny Dobbie said...

Fabulous textures on your art work. I love the flower with its sunny face! Thanks so much for the tutorial on the opaque white splatters. Some whites are too transparent.

Olga Gibas said...

I love the combination of soft layered composition with this "hard" looking background!

Unknown said...

I do love that leather look paper, next time I'm out shopping I'll have that on my shopping list. Love the sentiment, it's a good verse to live by, and I do try :) Great piece, and I have a couple bare wall that would look nice on. Thanks for sharing.

Angeline Choo said...

I am a new follower! WOW. your canvas is so gorgeous. Love the reds and gold together!

langeatheart said...

Helen this is gorgeous! I love the project you picked. The quote rings so true for me and I know you as well thanks for sharing it, I must write to down to look at once in awhile. The color of Paty is gorgeous!! So vibrant! Love the looks of that leather paper too sigh where to shop? Stunning work! Prima is lucky to have you! All the best! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Helen. Your project is amazing! Love all the splatters, the beads, the doll face, the colors, the message & the "Upcycling". Thanks for the inspiration :)

Linda said...

Love the canvas! I haven't done much of this sort of thing lately so am out of date with new products. Love the leather look paper and the flower with the resin face! Popping in as part of my blog comment challenge 300 in 30 days

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie Standard said...

This is just beautiful Helen! Sooo pretty!

PiHi said...

Love your flower with the face. Beautiful colors also. Thank you for sharing this.

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful canvas! I love that leather look background paper. Great color and texture. Very cool how you peoplelized the flower with the cute little face. Well done as usual! said...

Wonderful canvas Helen! I just love that quote and that leather paper? Wow! Thank you for the mini tutorial too!

mommyx2 said...

Helen your canvas is gorgeous! Love the white flicks! Thank you for sharing, I have been following you for a long time but I guess I am officially a follower now 😀

Mitralee said...

Patty the Flower and that leather looking paper caught my eye right away! Love that quote and that fussy cutting..of course that white splash makes me happy right now too! So glad you upcycled something you were tired of! THat is awesome! Huge hugs! So glad you are on the PRIMA team, rock star!

Kelly Massman said...

such a lovely piece. love the colors and the saying is one of my all time favorites!!!!

Urban Mermaid said...

Happy Prima Day! Wow, such a fabulous project! Love the rich color scheme of the canvas and message of positivity! Thanks for the chance to win the lovely papers.

barbara macaskill said...

I love the sentiment that you chose!! I try to live by that motto every day of my life! Smiling at someone may be just what they need to have a good day and it may be the only smile they see all day or even all week!
There is always someone who is worse off than we are so instead of a pity party I choose to throw a PRETTY party!
YOur canvas is beautiful and I am a new blog follower!! TFS@!

lucretia said...

So sweet and quirky. I love all the little details on here. I like your style. Great photos with lovely close ups for us all to see too.

Unknown said...

Helen you projects never cease to inspire me. I am a huge fan!

Anonymous said...

Followed! I would love this prize!! XOXOX

Marie/Mison said...

A really cool project Helen! WTG!

Elizabeth said...

Great content. Appreciate all the time and effort to bring it to us. Elizabeth