Monday, December 23, 2013

Layering with LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze

On my December layout, I did some fun layering with LuminArte Silks Glaze in African Jade:

I love how the Silks Glaze can be built-up and layered on top of itself, for a great tone-on-tone look.
To create this background, I first painted a thin layer with a foam brush, and then "drizzled" paint from the end of a paintbrush to create the dimensional tone-on-tone effect:

I wanted to play a little more with this layering idea, so I created a simple ATC.
First, paint a thin layer of Silks over the Kraft ATC with a foam brush:

Once dry, drip thicker drops of paint onto the surface:

This time, I created some texture by dragging the hard end of the paintbrush through the thick paint:

I added some circles too:

Up next, some crosshatching:

I wanted to add a third hue to this tone-one-tone effect, so I brought in some modeling cream and the stencil from the December kit:

Mix the modeling cream with some Silks Acrylic Glaze:

Love the pearlized look this gives to the ATC:

With the Kraft underneath, the background of the ATC takes on almost a golden shimmer.  Then the thicker texturing and edging brings out the full blue color of the Silks.  THEN the modeling cream mix adds a pearly, cool-toned hue to the mix.

Fun with Silks, all with just one color!  Imagine what you could do once you start mixing and matching with your whole LuminArte Silks color stash.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful layout Keri! Also love the ATC...GREAT photos by the way:)