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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Fired up for the journey

Hello all!  It's been a busy week what with Flourishing Floral Extravaganzas, and Reflections of Dragonflies, and now I'm back with another scheduled post and it's a teasing sneak peek.  I'm hoping this time to send you off to the Country View Crafts Projects blog to catch a taste of the fabulous new PaperArtsy White Fire Fresco Paint.



I've always been a massive fan of the White Fire Treasure Gold - hands down my favourite colour of gilding wax ever - and now it exists as a paint, metallic sheen and all.  Colour me happy!

(If you saw my Head in a Book recently, made before the paint existed, you'll know how much simpler life would have been if I'd had some of this stuff then!)  

This is the first of a couple of projects using the paint, and I hope you'll be able to hop over and check it out.

We should be just about to put on the third of the shows in Beijing as you read this - all being well - and I've workshops all day tomorrow, then it's off to Shanghai on Monday, so it's appropriate that my ATCs should be travel themed, I guess.  Hope you're enjoying a great weekend everyone, and see you soon.

Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.
Seneca

34 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

I was lucky enough to receive some of the new paint recently and yep, the white fire is a brilliant addition. The sneak peek looks very tempting already, off for a closer look.

Hope your adventures continue to go well, it all sounds like the trip of a lifetime!

brenda said...

Just been over for a look at the full reveal Alison, both have such depth to them with the embossing and clever use of colour.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Helen said...

love white fire in any form! off to check it out now...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!!! I am thrilled about your high demands on craftsmanship and artistic skill.
Happy weekend!

chrissie said...

Amazing deep textures on this pair Alison.I wanted to touch them.

Can't believe where you are at the moment and the journey ahead as well.

'Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.'Your great quote today and is hopefully true for you. Also hope your body can keep up with your mind.

Love as always Chrissie xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Hope Beijing is going well, Alison. I too always liked white fire gilding wax best and have been salivating over the idea of a paint!

Lucy x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Alison! I love the shimmery base, and the book page bits under your texts. Fabulous pieces! hugs :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

What an amazing effect you got! Love the rusty look around the edges! I hope you are finding some time to see the sights! Hugs, Chrisx

Florence said...

Hopped over to have a look. Amazing effects you have created.
Happy travels.
Flo x

Lys Scrap said...

Fabulous and delightful!

kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.com said...

Wow loving the effect this paint gives. Just got mine but not used it yet. I love the effect with the distress sprays. During your post on one of the steps you said white gold instead of white fire. I completely agree it reminds me of white gold. Richer then silver. Kezzy :-) xxx

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you are on an amazing trip. Off to read more about this wonderful ATC.
Yvonne xx

Dagmar said...

Wonderful!!!
Hugs, Dagmar

Dorthe said...

It looks so gorgeous Alison, Like a wonderful piece of old stone, with moss and rust ,in between the "worn" places. So beautiful, with the white fire paint , I`m sure I need one of them :-)
Sorthe XO

Lynn Price said...

Oh, great sneak peek! I just got my paints this week - so off to get inspired! xxx Lynn

Corrie Herriman said...

Just had a look and as always it's fab !
Corrie x

craftytrog said...

A stunning pair Alison! White Fire has always been my go to TG too! Love the new paint!
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Haven't got white fire paint yet but it's just moved to top of my list! Beautiful work again Alison, happy travelling! Ruth xx

Jackie P Neal said...

These are beautiful peeks, off for more though....
ps. safe travels and take photos please!
hugs to you,Jackie xo

Georgie C said...

What an enticing photo, going to see more xx

Julia said...

Wow, the white fire paint looks particularly yummy. Your little cards are a great showcase for that paint. x

catherine said...

Just so beautiful ALison and your work is always a pleasure to come and look at. Good luck with the show and happy travelling
x catherine

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The texture is so beautifully and I have my eye on the paint as it is one of my favourites from the Treasure Gold range. I love how the light catches theh ATCs.
What exciting times for you!
Wishes
Lynne

Kay Wallace said...

I love the texture and interest that can be achieved with dry embossing, Alison, and these two ATCs are perfect examples! Great use of inks and water, pairing well with the White Fire!

Team Clark said...

Beautiful layers and gorgeous texture!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Somehow this sneak peek of your ATCs made the background embossing look like oil rigging. Indeed, where have you been traveling to?!

Dortesjs said...

What an amazing effect you got on this

Redanne said...

As soon as I saw the White Fire in the paint I had to have it too, isn't it just fabulous! I just LOVE how you have used it Alison. Anne xx

Julia Aston said...

beautiful colors on this embossed tag Alison - off to check out your full project - hope all is well on your travels! Julia xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! This is gorgeous and great technique with White Gold Fresco. Thank you for your tutorial. I have a go!! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

My fav colour in wax too and haven't tried the paint yet. Gorgeous textures and embossing love it xx

Mrs.B said...

Just popped over, fabulous tag, love the colour tones.
Avril xx

A Pink said...

just popped over to see more and what a fabulous project! Alison - really love it - the texture , the colours , the metalliic - looks like i may just have to drop some of the paint into my basket - I share your love of the White fire!
enjoy your adventures and take care
hugs x

Coco said...

Just popped over and left you a comment there Alison.. :)
Great play with metallic colours and texture, love this!
Enjoy your days in Hong-Kong, very exciting travel and work I guess!
Coco xxx