Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ornament on Tyvek

Ornament on Tyvek
Originally uploaded by BYarborough
I've got a few ref photos that I'm painting for my Christmas cards this year. This is the first one, done on tyvek with DS paints. I painted the background and then rubbed it in with a tissue so the wonderful texture of tyvek could shine through. After I paint all the Christmas scenes, I'll print them out onto cardstock and am thinking of touching them up with iridescent paint.


Anonymous said...

What a nice idea to do Christmas cards based on ornaments and other photos! I really like the colours you used, too.

Tip: Maybe you've heard of it already. Instead of buying iridescent paints in different colours, just get some of the iridescent watercolour medium and add it either to your paints or to the water and paint that way. A bottle goes a long way and it's cheaper than multiple tubes of iridescent paint ;)

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Anonymous said...

Love your Xmas is beautiful for cards and I love your background...the texture is great, I can just imagine how striking it must be in real life!

Teri C said...

Just wonderful Brenda!! I have painted on tyvek also but never knew to rub it. Thanks.

Stephen Hall said...

Hi Brenda, you commented on my blog for which I am eternally grateful! Whilst I was sketching my two darling children ( I love them dearly, bear this in mind while reading the rest of this ...) they helped themselves to my paint, best watercolour paper and painted with the enthusiasm I wished they would apply to their homework! The words, 'we've finished now' were met with a sigh of relief ... the mess! And my brushes!!!!! I'm well equipped now to start a career as a chimney sweep. So my Christmas list start with - some nice new brushes... and so it goes on! Keep up the good work loving the colours in your painitngs, a real sense of the seasons. I'l keep coming back :-)

David said...

Hello, you have just been tagged, you surely don't have to do this if you don't want to the rules are at my site;

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Tyvek. I'll have to try that. I do like that texture. What a great idea.
Thanks for your encouraging comments on my leaf painting. I'm going to try more.