11 April 2013

Inspired by Brett Weldele

Welcome everyone and thank you to my new followers for deciding to join me in my little bit of Blogland. Tim Holtz recently flagged up some tutorials by Brett Weldele - he paints the most gorgeous pictures using Distress Stains and collaborated with Tim to create the Time Travellers stamp set.
If you haven't seen them yet then I highly recommend that you take a look;


Having studied these carefully I set to work on a puzzle piece that came as part of a wonderful prize from Tracy Evans. It got covered in white paper first and then a layer of DS Antique Linen, spritzed/dabbed with water. The gentleman and wheel were stamped in Archival Ink and painted with DS Antique Linen/Pumice Stone/Brushed Corduroy/Rusty Hinge/Walnut Stain. Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder was added to the game wheel and the gears were stamped/blended with DI Tea Dye. Finally the edges of the puzzle were distressed with DI Rusty Hinge/Walnut Stain, DP Walnut Stain and DS Tarnished Brass.


Next I wondered whether I could combine painting with my faux rust  background.  I created a panel using Tim's 'April Tag' technique as previously described HERE, this time stamping the Papillon background in Coffee Archival Ink to make it less dominant. Then this gentleman was painted in the same way as above, with the bottom torn/painted to allow it to blend into the background. Just for once I've even managed to capture something of the shine from the DS Tarnished Brass! In case you are wondering these two do form parts of two cards, but as they have been made for an upcoming family birthday they are not going to be shown in full. Well that's it for now. Hope you are inspired to take a look at Brett's tutorials and have a go at painting with Distress Stains and Inks yourselves. Hugs, Jenny x


22 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards, the coloring looks amazing.

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  2. Hi Jenny, Hope you are well. These two gentlemen are amazing. You have bretts technique perfected already. I love the colour blending and the way you have got depth with the hi-lights. Congratulations on winning your prize. Hugs Mo x

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  3. I had a look at Brett's stuff after TH linked to it - amazing... and I love your tribute here. So strong and masculine, and fabulously textured with the rust background - great work as ever, and I hope we get to see the finished cards after they are safely delivered and adored!
    Alison xx

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  4. Hi Jenny,
    I love these. I checked out the painting techniques and they look great and so do yours,
    Rosie x

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  5. Lurve these Jenny, brilliant art.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  6. Beautiful, great colours and composition, I really must get my hands on these stamps x
    I love how you have used them x

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  7. Stunning card! The background looks amazing again and the colouring of the gentleman is perfect!

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  8. Jenny these are wonderful , I love how you gave captured the style with your usual flair and care ! Bet the finished cards are amazing hugs trace x

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  9. This is terrific Jenny. The use of the jigsaw piece is an inspiration. Some wonderful ideas on the whole of it.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Fabulous what you've done with these two natty gents - great stamps they are too so onto my wish list which grows by the minute!!

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  11. I'm freaking out over here, in a good way of course, that the first gentleman is on a puzzle piece.....LOOOVING that!! The textures and colors and shading are just fabulous. Even if it's a sneak peek...it's fabulous what you've created here. Thanks for all the info and links too Jenny.
    Have a super weekend!
    Lisa x

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  12. Love the puzzle piece, and those colors are so rich! Love these and the backgrounds are awesome.
    Hugs Kelly

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  13. Love what you have done - really like that jigsaw bit great stuff! Cx

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  14. Wow you really have got the best of the stamps !
    Von ♥

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  15. Great man in great colours!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  16. Hi Jenny, LOVE IT, the gentleman is fabulous, love everything.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  17. The puzzle piece looks amazing Jenny and I will certainly have a look at your links if this is the result!
    My absolute favourite is your second image with the faux rust background. The gentleman simply glows with the beautiful metallic colour you've used - love how you cut him out too. Inspirational Jenny (need those stamps too!).
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  18. Hello my friend I so love this project. X brilliant background and image. One of my favourite stamps of the moment.

    Sending you hugs

    Annie x

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  19. A gorgeous aged, distressed appearance and wonderful colour selection.
    Really taken with those cards.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. you really have sold this stamp set to me, I really want it now, after seeing your creations with it over the last week! more brilliance, Debi x

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  21. Stunning creation you have made, great colors!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  22. These are fabulous Jenny, Your colour work is gorgeous. Chris xxx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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