Hi dear Lindy’s friends!
It’s Olga Ravenskaya here with my new step-by-step project showing you all several ways of applying Lindy’s Sprays.
Do you know that you may get different effects depending on which technique you using when working with the sprays?
I’ll share today how to achieve watercolor, multilayered colors and bokeh effects with some tips.
The first steps are the same for each canvas.
I stamped using an acrylic block and sprinkled with two colors of embossing powders – Twilight Jade Slate and Desert Moon Turquoise.
Well, all the canvases are ready for further painting.
To achieve a watercolor effect you will need a soft brush, a palette and your favorite Lindy’s sprays.
- I began with pale colors – Bling-y Blonder, Yellow Rose of Texas and Merci Beaucoup Mint Sprays.
- Add a little of each color into a palette tray.
- Apply them carefully from the top of the canvas using a paintbrush – one color at a time.
- Let the colors flow free and mix with each other.
This way of applying sprays allows you more control over the colors and their intensity.
A little tip: first wet a bit a surface with clear water – this makes it easier to get the watercolor look.
If you want to get deeper colors – let the first layer dry a bit and add the second layer using the same technique. The background will be more interesting as the shimmer pools in the low areas – as you can see in the photo below.
Multicolor Sprayed Layers
For the second canvas, I used a classic technique of applying sprays – just spraying directly from the bottles (after giving them a good shake).
It’s a great way to get vivid, full-bodied multilayered colors!
Let it dry very well and then add the second layer.
After drying completely I covered all the surface with a gloss medium – it acts as a resist effect. And then glued on additional die cut elements.
A layer of a gloss medium or a wax allows you to paint upper elements with more pale shades making them visible on the more dark background.
So I used Bling-y Blonder and Merci Beaucoup Mint Sprays for the upper elements.
And for the third canvas, I used one of my favorite technique imitating the bokeh effect.
All you need – sprays and a firm fan brush!
Wet a bit a surface, add a little bit of spray onto the brush, keep it in parallel to the canvas and tap on the brush.
As a final touch, I glued several die cut elements previously painted and covered with Lindy’s Clearly Clear embossing powder.
And here is a result! The backgrounds are ready for further work if needed.
- Starbursts: Bling-y Blonder, Yellow Rose of Texas, Time Travel Teal and Drop Dead Gorgeous Green
- Flat Fabio: Merci Beaucoup Mint
- Embossing powders:Twilight Jade Slate, Desert Moon Turquoise, Yodelling Yellow, Purely Clean
Other products: Ranger Multi Medium Gloss, Finnabair Clear Gesso, Mimi Cut die cuts.
Hoping you’ve enjoyed this post!
Thank you for stopping by!