Monday, 20 September 2010

Playing with portraits

Just playing around with some cool new techniques. The background to this piece was created using the gesso watersoluable crayon technque. My friends Roc and Terri just made a great new video demonstrating this cool way of making backgrounds. A great excuse to get the old Caran D'ache watercolour crayons out of their dusty boxes. I have had these for years and years and don't use them nearly often enough. You can see the video here


Alexandra said...

Fantastic work Astrid!

Sherry said...

Fabulous piece of art Astrid - your background is divine! I've just watched the video and will be trying out this technique sometime. Thanks for the link.

Netty said...

Terrific creation Astrid, thanks for the video link, have just watched it. Brilliant. Now have to get some watersoluable crayons, so will be checking these out now. Annette x

Netty said...

Just popped back to say I've ordered some watersoluble crayons and if anyone is interested in the UK at clearance sale at 3.99 instead of
7.99 for a pack of 10. If you pick them up from one of their stores there is no p&p
Annette x

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is stunning.

indybev said...

You've applied the technique brilliantly, Astrid. I've achieved some interesting results with the watercolor crayons and baby wipes, but haven't tried the gesso. I may give it a go!

Janet Ghio said...

Very pretty!! I watched that video--looked like an interesting technique

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful.
Fantastic painting. Love it.

Anke said...

Zauberhaft, wunderschön liebe Astrid, eine sehr interessante Technik, lieben Dank für das Video, werde ich mir in Ruhe anschauen.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

Junibears said...

You've made a fantastic job of this technique Astrid. Love the finished card.
Hugs xx

Lynn said...

I love this technique Astrid, and I am loving the colors you put together on this, just beautiful :)

P.S. Terri opened her gift last night, she is in shock I think LOL

Terri Kahrs said...

The word, "shock", is an understatement, Astrid!!!! I cried and cried -- totally blown away!!!! Thank you, thank you, Dear Friend, for helping to organize my wonderful Birthday surprise!!!! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Netty said...

Hi Astrid, its me again. Have left something for you on my blog today. Do so hope you will accept it. Annette x

Femmy said...


Martina said...

Das ist Dir großartig gelungen, liebe Astrid! Die Technik ist super!

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