Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WOYWW 194 - Where are my acrylic paints?!?

WOYWW has arrived.   If you don't know what "WOYWW" is all about go over to  Stamping Ground.  A big shout out to Julia for making this happen every week!  

Yikes!  Someone called to look at the condo so I had to pick everything up and hide it all.  But right after they left I took some of my stuff back out to continue working on my canvas.

I'm very happy with how the canvas is coming to life.  The paint color is sky blue with some white added to it.  I can't help but love the turquoise look to it.  As the title of this post says -- where are my acrylic paints......
Yay - my acrylic paints!!! Found them at the very back of the closet!
Here's a few photos of the canvas transformation.  The first photo shows the canvas painted with blue paint and then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad to add the brown (I couldn't find my acrylic paints at this point.)  Unfortunately the brown pigment smeared when I glued down the birdies so I used a baby wipe to clean it up a bit.
You can really see the texture from the tissue paper.
Not crazy about all the birds at the bottom.....
I haven't glued down the birds on the love line (haaa) yet.  I might replace the bird on the left with a bolder pattern - we'll see.  I also need to add some more color and fuss up the birds a bit.  It's almost done though.

Like always, I will visit those that end in the same number as me and also those of you that visit me (please leave your number).  Thank you so much for visiting.  When there's well over 100 (usually closer to 200) participating I know how difficult it is to get around to visit everyone.

Peace,
Kay

71 comments:

RosA said...

I like your bird canvas! Some lovely colours there and they look cute sitting on the branches.
Happy early WOYWW,
RosA (no number yet)

BJ said...

Yes I think I would change the leftie too (or outline in some way) , great canvas and the love line is a super touch. Happy WOYWW BJ#4

sandee said...

woo hoo, look at you #2! You almost made it in the ace slot! Closer than I've ever got though! I'll put in my 2 cents worth on the lower left bird, I think it needs to be the same pattern as one of the birds on the top line as the bird on the bottom right is the same paper as the bird on the top, yes? And I love how you have the 2 bottom birds on the word love, very clever chick! waving hi from th hills of North Carolina ♥

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great canvas, I'm #10 this time sometimes forget to do that. Enjoyed your visit last week, I had major computer problems so didn't get around but peeped about and so much enjoy visiting. Glad to know I'm not the only one who pops things here and there when someone stops by. Happy WOYWW and enjoy the week.

Eliza said...

I love your canvas, I would leave the birds just as they are, your work is great.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 17

scrappymo! said...

The canvas is looking good...now I have a mental picture of you hiding everything before they came! teehe
Under the bed has good hiding places!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot to say # 25 Scrappymo!

Ann B said...

Agree about the bird, needs to be a bit bolder to my eye but it is a lovely canvas and very pretty colours. Your acrylics look like a mini rainbow and remind me that I need many more colours in my collection.
Ann B
31

jill said...

I love the way your canvas has turned out. jill #33

MvM-design said...

Nice canvas!!
Happy Wednesday and have a creative week ;)
Hugs Marleen #18

okienurse said...

very nice I think I am liking the bird canvas! I have had several people at the store ask me about teaching a canvas class...may have to look in to it! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

Christina Wernstrum said...

I love this. I don't paint but you certainly make me wanna try. Happy WOYWW!
~Christina 13

sara j said...

LOVE the picture of your paint!! All those luscious colors...just a great pix. Big smile up here in Alaska. The canvas looks very fun. I missed your post last week, so I'm new to this project. Can't wait to see the final rendition. Hope you have a great week.
sara j #35

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Firstly, great news about the condo! Fingers crossed etc etc!
Secondly, I think you should leave the plain bird as it is as not everyone is loud and brash in life and I've often found found that the quietest people/birds have the strongest core! So let it be plain and proud :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Helen said...

Wow, well done finding the paints. the canvas is looking good. I love the birds as they are... Happy WOYWW, Helen 5

Gill Edwards said...

those birds are great Kay and i love the background effect

Gill x

Almo said...

Hi Kay, Love the colours you have used on this canvas, but I agree with you, would change that one birdie for a bolder one. Hugs Mo x (41)

Di said...

Oh Kay, this is fab! When I was scrolling down I saw just the rows of birds at first, then I saw the lines and the word love you'd added. It's gorgeous!!!!

I'm on the fence (or the wire, ha!!) about the birdie on the left. Jan has a point - life is a mix of less flamboyant folk. Do what YOU think is best. Love your paints, I have just one measly little pot - and it's pink of course! :))

Hugs, Di xx #53

MrsC.x said...

o i LOVE that canvas even just the way it is with no 'fussed up' bits its lovely.
Happy WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #54
www.craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, I think you have probably had enough advice now on the birdies.... but I really love your collection of paints - gorgeous colours! Hope the visitors to the condo liked it. Hugs, Anne x #37

Ria Gall said...

your canvas is looking lovely the texture really shows and the birds are so colourful bringing it all to life, really pretty
Wishing you very Happy WOYWW
Ria #73

Annie said...

I love your rainbow of coloures of acrylic paints....so bright and cheerful.
Hugs,
A x # 52

Heather Alger said...

Your Canvas is Really Beautiful
gorgeous colours and detail x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

Di said...

Di again, no package as yet :( Harrumph!! Di xx

sandra de said...

Lovely canvas and you certainly have an eye for placement. Love the writing. Sandra @83

Francesca said...

Your canvas is looking great, love the birdies. Francesca #29

VonnyK said...

That canvas is fantastic. love the love line (if you know what I mean). I would leave the birds as they are, the plain one is a nice contrast from the others.
Have a great week.
Von #62

Glenda said...

How creative you are! Love the canvas. Happy WOYWW!












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Anne said...

Hi Kay the canvas is looking good and I can't wait to see it finished. I love the line. I also have acrylic paint envy - I have a few but would lie some more - more vibrant colours. Happy WOYWW Anne x #99

Tracy said...

Oh wow, I must tray this, your canvas is so cute, I love it.
Tracy another WOYWW xxx

Elizabeth said...

Your canvas is brilliant - love the 'love line' and the birds are just so cute. Such a bother having to keep the condo tidy for viewers - but you found your paints so all is well :) Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

Lori said...

I absolutely ADORE your canvas. I love the "love line". May have to borrow the idea and make a belated Valentine canvas. So pretty!!
Lori #57

Spyder said...

My paints are just under my bench so I have no excuse not to get them out and have a go!! Fab canvas! Thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week!
HaPpy WoyWw!!

((Lyn)) #63

Nan G said...

Your canvas is coming right along. Do love all the patterned birdies. Must be difficult to craft and try sell your place at the same time. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW great canvas - really love that texture...happy crafting .. Gillx #103

Caro said...

Wow, I love your bird canvass...it has worked really well. I also love the look of all your acrylic paints together...what lucious colours. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Sian said...

Your canvas is really lovely: the distressed background is perfect to set off the pretty birds

scrappystickyinkymess said...

My paints have been on my desk because of the Gelli plate play. :) Love that canvas. I go thru "bird" phases and I think I am entering one right about NOW!

:)

MA (16)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

My paints have been on my desk because of the Gelli plate play. :) Love that canvas. I go thru "bird" phases and I think I am entering one right about NOW!

:)

MA (16)

Tamika said...

The canvas is coming along nicely. My friend sends me photos on the phone of her unglued projects all the time. The outcome is never the same. I hope that you get the condo sold so you don't miss place anything else!Tamika #131

Neet said...

Hi Kay

Love the texture on that canvas. Persevere with the birds and you will find the perfect placement for them.

Take care and happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Daniella said...

Hi Belinda!! You are so awesome! Thank you so much for your sweet blog comment!!!
You wrote on that comment "Belinda" but above it says "Kay". Which one do I call you? Just want to get it right!!
I was in love with your canvas last week, and I love it even more this week!! Showing off the layers is fabulous, and did you write the word love? your handwriting is fabulous!! It is already amazing, I really want to see it completed!!
xxDaniella#104

Di said...

Di here again!!

The postman arrived earlier - oh wow!!!!!! Email on the way, yours truly, 'Tickled Pink of Hampshire'!!! :))

Love and hugs, Di xx

Laura said...

The paints look so yummy all lined up. I love the canvas.
Happy WOYWW, have a super week,
Laura 146

Krisha said...

What a wonderful canvas, I love it
Krisha #21

butlersabroad said...

Love the canvas, I'm sure whatever you decide will be great. Hope the condo sells soon, I know I couldn't be neat 100% of the time!!

Hugs
Brenda 114

Carol Yates said...

I love your bird canvas, glad you found your acrylic paints.
Carol.x #60

Monica said...

That is going to be a wonderful piece of art when you finish it. The birds all look great. i can understand the urge to move them around and see how they look everywhere.
Monica 125

Connie said...

Wow! It is coming along beautifully.
Are you going to have a place to hang it after you sell your condo?
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am having another Give-Away . . . come on over :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

mamapez5 said...

You were quick off the mark this morning! I scheduled my post for just after midnight UK time, but when I got up this morning I almost forgot to go back and link it to Julia's blog!
All those lovely yummy paint colours to work with! The canvas is coming on really well. I don't think it wants too much more added.
Have a great week. Kate x #84

SMYLING said...

Yes I know the lets hide everything from house hunters well -love those little birdies

fairy thoughts said...

loely colourful picture.... it would make a great canvas on it's own. I think the birds look fab and so does the love line
janet #32

Lindsay Weirich said...

the canvas is turning out great! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #115

April Story said...

I like the design on your canvas. I can't wait to see the finished piece of art. April #128

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW!
i'm trying out the method of visiting blogs with the same ending number as mine so here i am! love your acrylics! and your painting is looking delightful!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#12
peggy aplSEEDS

Almo said...

Hi Kay, me again! just to let you knoe I have nominated you for the Liebster award for your inspiring work. See my blog for details. Hugs Mo x

butlersabroad said...

Hey Kay, the image is Lily of the Valley Festive Fairy, you can see the finished card here. I'd offer to send you some stamped images but that's how I got her, in a swap, I don't own the stamp I'm afraid. You're also the third person to like my socks this week..... but there are no socks, just a hat in the making!! What are you all trying to tell me,lol!!

Hugs
Brenda

MaggieC said...

I am late getting round to visit this week, due to life getting in the way. I agree with you about that left hand bird, it needs to be a bit stronger in colour, but that is just my opinion. Thank you for your visit this week. I believe that Copics are much the same as Promarkers. Have a good week. xx Maggie #42

Craftychris said...

Your canvas is looking so gorgeous! I love those birds in all the different colours and the background is lovely. xx

Lórien said...

Helo Kay! I like to see comments on works on progress when they´re progressing. So, it´s cool to see your birds again this week :D

Lórien #161

Helen said...

Hi Kay Thanks for popping by - I am catching up with a few visits this evening as things got a bit busy yesterday. I love your canvas and the love line! We will have to have a reveal next week - my fairy your birdies!
Belated Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 82

MaryH said...

Great news to hear you had a potential buyer! Wayta go! Hope it turns out to be the Big Buyer! Love the canvas, you always have such interesting projects. The colorful birds against that crackled background is going to be awesome. I didn't make it to WOYWW yesterday, knew I wouldn't have time to do reciprocal visits. Sure enjoyed my visit to you today, though, and wishing big success in the near future on your move. Hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

Ohhh love your project today! TFS! Happy WOYWW!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's coming along so nicely, Kay! How fun!! Good luck with selling to those people who so rudely interrupted your creativity. The least they could do is buy it!! Darnell #48

Karen K said...

Hi Kay

It's great to see the progress with the adorable little birds - I love it. Good luck with the house sale.

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Karen #173

Bridget Larsen said...

Thats a lot of acrylic paints but what a wonderful array of colour, Love that crinkly effect
Bridget #45

Robin Spitzer said...

Your canvas is a lookin great! I agree with you about the bird on the bottom left! Love how you have layed it out

Thanks for the visit

Hugs Robin

S said...

Cute project. It never occurred to me to store paints upside down - I might have to go flip mine.

imagesbyheatherm said...

Love your canvas! I know what it's like to have to stash things and then not remember where they are. :-)
HeatherM #147

SueH said...

Just doing my Monday morning catch up.
Oh Kay, I love your canvas with the two rows of birds so I’m pleased to see that you didn’t change it after all. I think the background texture looks amazing too.
Thanks for stopping by this week
Happy Crafting!
Sue

Asta Sol said...

Was looking through your blog..I love these bird. I may be a little late to comenta here, but better late than never.