The purpose of this workshop for me was to try to new Prima range by Finnabair, the Gels etc not the stamps and stencils. I have to say i was not bowled over, I have other makes of Gels and beads and glitters that work just as well and don’t cost as much and I find the system costly. Pease remember this is just my opinion, i find what works for me and my budget.
Here are the images of the different mediums we played with, please note this is a picture heavy post, so get a cuppa, sit down and enjoy.
Above is the Prima Gesso in black, white and transparent. The top area has white over black gesso and was splodged, it took the longest to dry over 6 hours.
Amsterdam and Dina Wakley acrylic paints.
New Prima Watercolour pencils. I learnt something from this play, more pressure to add more colour and and add less water to get a good blend.
Prima 3D Gel through a stencil and splodged with microbeads, takes an age to dry though, it wasn’t dry after 3 hours and put on parcel shelf on the way home.
Macro shots off the 3D gel.
Prima Modelling Paste.
Prima Sand Texture Paste and Clear Crackle Paste.
The colour on the paste was from paint that was already on the stencil when i added the texture paste. I do like how it has turned out.
Wasn’t impressed with Gelatos prefer my Portfolio Pastels.
A bowl of tea with milk and the tea bags still in it on a table. We painted from this mix to get the above look.
Ranger Alcohol Inks, always a pleasure to play with.
Ranger Distress Stains, one of my favourite techniques love the splodges!
I do love the Precious Stone colour from the Bloom Sprays, it is one of the colours i really love it is iridescent and has a wonderful shine to it. The other half of the page is a Dylusions spray, Distress Paint and Stains.
Macro shot of the Precious Stone colour.
Dylusions Sprays through a stencil. The texture is from a piece of kitchen roll mopping the colour up and then pressing this onto the card.
Luminarte Silkies are on my wish list, they are lush, silky and wonderful when water is added.
IZinks are another product on my wish list. I already have the silver and there were only 3 colours to try on the day but i love how these inks work with water and will get more.
I didn’t play with Distress Ink pads, I also didn’t play with the Paper Artsy Fresco paints as i already have these in my stash.
I might have missed a couple of the techniques as it was a busy day and we went from table to table trying out each different medium after they were demonstrated.
I came to the conclusion that we are all so different in our needs and that there is a different system for everyone which is why it is so difficult to recommend anything these days. Aren’t we lucky to have such a wealth of products to choose from! It was good to play and test out these products though.
All of the above items can be found on the Artist Trading Post web site so haven’t left many links. I have not received any free products or been paid for this blog post it is a reflection of the workshop i attended which i paid for.
Thank you for dropping by, i hope to read your comments and see if there are any products that you would recommend.