Friday, 21 April 2017

Tried glossy accents varnish on tile

This week my new try was glossy accents varnish on a paper/card tile.

'Wonder', tile, 3.5 ins sq., with glossy accents varnish on top.

'Thinking of you', ATC.

'Birdie,' ATC.

'Caterpillar,' ATC.

Susie plays in the laundry basket.

Glossy accents on tiles.

I tried some glossy accents acrylic varnish this week.  It gives a thick enamel-like surface to the art project.  I used a small card tile to do some mixed media imagery to try it out. ( The mixed media I used was pan pastels for background colour plus stamped imagery on tissue paper.).  Then I added one layer of the glossy accents.

There are videos on Youtube on creating mixed media tiles if you are interested. See for example:-

In this project, I used a single card thickness, which gave a bit of curling to the edges, so next time I'd glue 2 paper tiles together for strength.  I'll probably glue another tile to the back of this one later. You can also use wooden tiles, ceramic tiles, etc, etc.


My ATCs were just to use up scraps of paper.  In 'Thinking of you', I used a bamboo pen which gave an interesting rough line to the girl's profile.


Susie went to vet for the first of her booster jabs this week.  She was calm and took it in her stride. (No scratching of the vet!!) 

She slept all day yesterday though...but this morning was full of beans and played in the laundry basket!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Bye for now...


Purr purr.


sirkkis said...

Love your ATCs, they are always interesting as well is the new varnish art.
Glad that Susie is well. Amazing eyes in photo ;)
Happy PPF xx

Valerie-Jael said...

The ATCs are gorgeous, and Glossy Accents do give a nice finish, that's true. Susie looks great as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

Beautiful ATCs June! Love those beautiful colors and that top one truly caught my eye!
I must say thought that Susie steals the show and my heart! So precious~

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Magnificent ATC and the card on top is a wowser!
Lovely Susie!
Happy weekend June

inkslinger said...

Love that Perch, and your faces are excellent. Just adore your cat pics, too.

Giggles said...

I love varnish on art...gorgeous pieces...all of them! When I make birthday cards I varnish them for affect!! A really great post, really sweet photo of Susie too!!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Absolutely wonderful art here. The glossy tile is just beautiful and the ATCs are lovely as well.

Jackie P Neal said...

Beautiful art June! I love the glossy accents on the tile! and Susi makes fine art pics as well! heehee
Jackie xx

denthe said...

I really like how your glossy accent piece looks. I'll have to try it out! Lovely ATC's as well, and Susi doesn't look traumatized from the vet's visit ;-)