Sunday, January 13, 2013

To be Prillific... you can too with USArt Quest.

Hello my friends. It is Prill month over at USArt Quest. I was asked to create something  using Prills, Crystal Effects and  Artist Cement this was not a challenge for me. I have been having an affair with Prills for over a year now. We first  exchanged glances at a show in Birch Run, Michigan  November 2011 and I must say the Prills had me at "Hello!" I could not get enough of them. I had to have them all so that I could have them when I wanted them. I use them for texture, for flower centers, for bug bodies and yes for the most  beautiful frass (you need to be a gardener to know what that is).  And then there is Crystal Effects; my friend. The sparkle that even the anti-glitters approve of. It does not follow you through out your home it stays where you put it. Artist Cement well it is great for texture and building up. So with no further delay here is my creation.

My background is made using the Acrylic Distress Technique found at Split Coast Stampers. I used  USArt Quest beautiful  Perfect Pigment Acrylic Paints. Here  I used Cobalt Turquoise Hue with Titanium White added. It is just gorgeous.  I cut a column from  a Cottage Cutz die covered it with Artist Cement then covered it in  Prills - Taken for Granite.   I cut Ivy from Cottage Cutz die and covered it with Crystal Effects.
I stamped my image and embossed it with Judkins Rustique Patina Bronze. I used a water color brush  to color my image using distress inks and Mica Color Water Colors. The flowers are cut using Heartfelt Creations dies with coordinating stamps and the  Rose and Label dies are Spellbinders.

All of my flowers were cut from 90 lb water color paper then painted with  Mica Color Water Color. Prills were added to the centers.  I painted some Gold Mica on my ribbon and  on the edge of my rose petals. I also added a wee bit of Crystal Effects to the edge of the rose petals. I use a wet paint brush dip it in PPA then dust on the Crystal Effects.

 I hope this will start your love affair with Prills, Crystal Effects and Artist Cement. Stop over to USArt Quest and see their offerings  you will be amazed.

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Olga said...

WOW! So beautiful, love all the details, just gorgeous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Here you go again! This is amazing. Love all the intricate details. I'm intrigued with those Prills!

Donna Ellis said...

another amazing card. I feel like I'm looking through a garden at someone's party, wishing I could be there, too! Love your fantasy garden party - such pretty colors and amazing use of EP and embellishments. This looks SO LINDA! xo

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Okay, you sold me on prills. I think I am going to order, but can you suggest which colors? Don't think I can do them all right off.
Such an amazing card. I love all the texture and color.