Some Friday goodness from the Prima Educator blog, this article featured on Wednesday, so I thought I'd share it here today. Hot on the heels of colouring my own resin pieces are colouring pre-made ones. Enjoy the little tutorial and don't forget to check in at the Prima Educator blog. A LOT of people know the regular Prima Blog is there, but there is an equally awesome Educator version too!
Hey there, Nic Howard checking in with my first post for the Prima Educator blog. I really wanted to show you the Prima product I'm most in love with right now, so choosing a topic was easy - I love the Prima Shabby Chic Treaures!
The Shabby Chic Treasures are gorgeous as they are, they have a lovely vintage look that makes them easy to add to any page. However, they are easy to colour as well, so I thought I'd show you one way how!
One of my favourite ways to colour them is to paint and add a metallic sheen. All you need is some acrylic paint, a paintbrush, your favourite Prima resin piece and some metallic rubs of some kind. I've got some Ranger Perfect Pearls powder but there are many different options you could use.
Paint your chosen piece and let it dry. I could have used a lot of different colours on here, I could have painted the leaves green and the heart bright red, but I love how metallic rubs look on black, so I chose to paint the piece dark in colour. (I kept the heart really dark in colour by painting it black first, then adding the red on top).
Add your metallic rubs. These Prima pieces are so intricate and the Perfect Pearls catch on the highest parts, leaving an amazing looking embellishment! (I'm seriously in love with this heart piece from the La Couer set).
There are already a whole lot of ways you can incorporate the gorgeous embellishments into your artwork, but once you colour them the options open up even further. I've used a La Couer frame which I have left plain, along with my coloured piece on this mixed media tag which is displayed in a frame in my home. The metallic colouring looks great as the light catches it, I'm always so happy with the result when I colour them like this.
(Spot the other Prima products I've been colouring too, the canvas pieces, flowers and leaves!)
These Ingvild Bolme Resin Shabby Chic treasures come in all sorts of designs. From frames to hearts, to angel wings and other vintage images. My desk is constantly covered in all manner of paints and other colouring agents, sprays, metallic rubs and other mixed media goodness as I work with them. Including them in tags, layouts or artwork for your home is so easy to do - have fun with it!
Let me know if you have a play, I'd love to see what you do with these treasures!
- 891442 Shabby Chic Treasures, La Couer
- 561031 Canvas Pieces, Swirls
- 556273 Pixie Vine, Almanac
- 539337 Belle Artes Novelty Flowers
- 920982 Flowers Sculpture Pieces
- 539689 Autumn Leaves, October
- Other: Tag, Ribbon, Paint, Coloured Mists and Sprays, Metallic Rubs,