Wednesday, 17 October 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 176

It Wednesday! Time to have a dash round crafty desks to see what everyone is up to.  To join in pop along to Julia's Place.


In this months Craft Stamper, there is an article by Liesbeth Fidder on Gesso backgrounds so I thought I would give it a try.  The three to the left and the one at the back are made as Liesbeth suggests using Lyra Aquacolour crayons and water - these are already dry.  The two at the front I tried using a selection of H20s and Cosmic Shimmer paints - these are still wet.  I still have to try stamping on the textured backgrounds and turning them into projects. I am not sure how well they will turn out but it is fun playing!  I should really be making Christmas cards but, hey ho, will start soon.  Have a good Wednesday and a fab week and thank you for visiting my desk.  Take care.  Christine xx

26 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I thought that article looked interesting but I never have much luck with gesso. Having seen your creations though, I might have another try. I really should dust off my H20s too, they seem to be back in favour again. Love your beautiful creations! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

Helen said...

love those backgrounds, must read my copy properly! have a good day. Helen, 6

Susan Flynn said...

Looks like such fun Christine and what pretty colours! I used to love my Twinkling H2O's I should have a play too!! xx

jill said...

I saw the same article in craft stamper & thought that looks intresting . I'm going to have a go at that also when i get time . Jill #51

House of Bears said...

We want to try that technique too. We've just subscribed to CS magazine.

The bears @#105

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Christine,

All your backgrounds look yummy. I especially like the aquacolour crayon ones.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #18

Sue said...

I love using gesso Chris in fact couple of cards for our DT assignemnts drying with it right now and oh my your desk is so tidy lol hugglessssssssss xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gillian .... said...

Hi Chris, the article was really interesting and your backgrounds are fab. Happy WOYWW! Gillian #69

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your backgrounds and can imagine the fun you had making them. Chris109

Brenda Brown said...

I love to see people's experiments, these look like great fun, gesso is great isn't it? Thanks for sharing your creative space and pieces of art. Happy WOYWW and have a great end to the week.
hugs {brenda} xox #88

scrappyjen said...

They look lovely. Looks a great technique. happy woyww jenx 139

Jackie said...

It looks like you've been having fun and such good results. I shall have to dig out my CS.
I keep putting making my Christmas cards too!

sandee said...

I just love playing in gesso! My favorite thing to do is to drop alcohol inks into wet gesso, spreads so nicely!! lol Have fun! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

May said...

Fabulous backgrounds... Must try this out they are amazing... I didn't link up this week... Work is crazy at the moment!!! Hugs May x x x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks so mcuh Chris for popping over as love it..the ones with H2Os are colours right up my street - you have sim m lovely card below love the happy birthday one in gorgeous colours maybe could use these backgrounds with one like this Love Shaz in Oz.x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your backgrounds are brilliant, Chris! I do none of that, but you artists who do just amaze me! I see Anne has joined you; she does fabulous stuff, too!

I do have H2Os and Twinkling - wait, are they the same thing? I never did get into them either, and always mean to get them out and have a go ... you are inspiring me!

Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier! Have a wonderful week! Darnell (#35)

Marleine said...

Hiya Chris,
Love the backgrounds. Must have a go. Lovely chatting to you yesterday. X

Lindsay Weirich said...

wow, pretty backgrounds, I thought they were coasters! Happy woyww-Lindsay #7

trisha too said...

GORGEOUS background, Chris, what a great technique!

:)trisha
#137 this week

butlersabroad said...

Those are great backgrounds Chris, really like the colours in them.

Hugs
Brenda 3

okienurse said...

beautiful backgrounds and I love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sorry I am so late getting around but life calls. Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie #71

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The textured bits look like fun to play with. I've never had a go with gesso... maybe one of these days. I'm impressed that you saw an article in a magazine and then tried it out. I always say I'll try that later... and later never comes! I need to clone myself. Twice. Then I can do all the projects I mean to get to some day.

Thank you for the condolence wishes for Fido's passing. And also for my frogs, which have yet to make into cards even though that was today's goal. Somehow I got sidetracked....

Jacqui Chimes said...

These look fab-u-lous! Guess what i am enjoying on TV at the moment? Hope you are well.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh we'll done you..I haven't even opened that copy of CS yet!! Love the colours you've consenting, and I love that the Lyra colours are ding given an airing, they are so fab.

RosC said...

Hi Christine,
I haven't been to your posts for too long. I do love this quick background, splooshing around with the brush. It conjures a wonderful flurry of activity. I will try it though, and the card looks very effective.
I had a look at the Gesso backgrounds from last week which look terrific. Now that CS is coming pretty much on time instead of 2 months late, I can look up to see your reference to Leisbeth's article. Yay!
Smiles to you,
Ros. #165

Neet said...

I really must cancel that mag as I never read it, never seem to have time. However, will now investigate that background, sounds interesting. Hope you had fun playing around with those yummy backgrounds.
Thanks for visiting me when i was AWOL
Hugs, Neet xx