Be the brightest colour

For the next two weeks, our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Colours of the Rainbow.

I had fun creating this colourful page as not only did I use a new set of acrylic paints, but the paint colours and stencils that I used were chosen by my hubby. As you can see he likes bold and bright contrasting colours and he chose birds, leaves, mosaic and brickwork stencils.

I started by adding the Cerulean Blue, Yellow Oxide, Primary Red and Light Green acrylic paints, that my hubby had chosen, using a dry brush technique where a clean dry brush is used to spread each of the colours; I did this so that the colours would not blend together as some of the colours chosen are on opposite sides of the colour wheel so if blended together they would produce a brown or grey so I didn’t want them to blend by adding water. Then I applied the same paints again using a sponge through the four stencils that my hubby had chosen: Cerulean Blue through a birds stencil; Yellow Oxide through a mosaic stencil; Primary Red through a brick stencil and finally Light Green through a leaf stencil. Next I stamped some postage marks from Prima Marketing and some numbers from Inkidinkado using black Archival Ink. To add some depth and contrast I applied some white acrylic paint to the page with my finger and when dry, I stamped more of the postage marks and numbers over the top. The flowers are stamped onto a dictionary page using some Hampton Art stamps sets and black Archival Ink, fussy cut and stuck in place using Liquitex matte gel medium. I added the stems to the flowers using a Hampton Art Border stamp set and the black Archival Ink again. The wording is from a Kaisercraft sticker sheet finishes the page and reads “Be the brightest colour in the box”; I thought it linked well to my new set of paints.

There are some amazing creations from my Design Teamies too, please pop over to Try it on Tuesday to check them out. We would love to see your rainbow colour creations of the next two weeks, it would be lovely to see you there!

Here’s my new paint set, there are 36 colours to use so I’m sure I’ll be using them again soon (grin!).

As T Stands for T Day, I’m sharing these colourful teapots from the Blackbird Café which you may remember from a previous post – Happy T day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris from pearshapedcrafting and her We’re all/going challenge over at Art Journal Journey as we’re all colourful with my new set of paints.

I’m pleased to be able to join Creative Artiste Challenge Blog for their #51 Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge with all the mixed media I used to create this art journal page.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colour (Cerulean Blue, Yellow Oxide, Primary Red, Light Green)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Tim Holtz Collection Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil (Mosaic #THS084)
  • Creative Expressions That Special Touch of Mica Masks (Take a leaf)
  • Prima Marketing Clear Stamps (Rossi Belle #587499)
  • Inkadinkado Cling Stamps (Typographic 65-32008)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)
  • Hampton Art Bella Blvd cling mounted rubber stamps (Sand & Surf ICO226)
  • Hampton Art Doodlebug Designs Inc. cling mounted rubber stamps (Thankful ICO162, Borders ICO160)
  • Dictionary pages
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Set (Fiesta! SS284)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.8mm)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

30 thoughts on “Be the brightest colour

  1. WOW, your husband is a keeper, Jo. His choice of colors and stencils are amazing. I love everything about this post. I’m amazed at the bright rainbow colors and how lovely the entire piece turned out. Before I forget, thanks, too, for sharing this with us, using Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    Those paints are incredible. A set of 36 and just think how you can mix them, too. Their pigments will take blending and mixing. He did good!!!

    That’s a rainbow of tea pots, too. You went all out on the rainbow theme, didn’t you. This was perfect for T this Tuesday. I love how they displayed them, too. Thanks for sharing your journal page, your new paints, and your tea pots with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo. Give your husband a big kiss and tell him what a good job he did. It will sound better coming from you, because he would think I’m a pervert (grin).

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  2. Fabulous zingy colours and lovely stamps…I really like those flowers. Your hubby has good colour taste 😉 Great use of stencilling and lots of lovely detail, as we’ve all come to expect from you. Have a lovely week!
    Cath x

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  3. That paint set is making me practically drool. What a rainbow it is. That looks like a really perfect paint set. I can see why you have such a pretty colorful creation for this challenge. I think it was smart to keep the flowers black and white. 😀 and even your t day tea pots are a rainbow too. Hope all is well. Hugs Erika

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  4. I love the phrase you chose, Jo, especially to tie in with the rainbow background. Beautiful!

    What a yummy box of acrylics.I know you’ll have fun with those.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  5. Your new paint set looks like a wonderful array of colors to choice from. And love the tea pot collection from the cafe. One for every color of the rainbow.
    Your journal page is colorful as well. I love the ways you worked in all the color. The brick background is the perfect backdrop for the flowers.
    Happy Tea Day,

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  6. All those colors! I love the flower piece 🙂

    I’m beginning to become familiar with artsy brand names, and I’ve actually heard of Liquitex lol. So many colors in that box, too. You’re having a colorful experience 🙂 And the teapots. I’d be happy having tea poured from any of them. Happy T Tuesday!

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  7. This page is just wonderful, your hubby has chosen well! You made us happy at AJJ to link this great page
    to Chris’ topic.Thank you very much. This teapot display is lovely! Happy T-Day and happy TioT!
    Susi xxx

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  8. Love, love, love these gorgeous bright colors and your beautiful artwork. Your husband has good taste, just as you do. Is it fair to have two such talented people in the same house? xo Nancy

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  9. It is a gorgeous colourful page Jo and I love the quote you added.
    Your new paints look fantastic, I’,m sure you will enjoy using them on your art pages.
    Have a good week Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Lovely new box of paints Jo, you sure have made a first impact. Well done to Hubby on his choice of colours… I love that blue too. Loving the contrast of B/W against the rainbow of colour, makes a great impact. Fabulous pic of the collection of Teapots, that’s art itself upon display.
    Happy T Day HUgs Tracey xx

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  11. Oh your hubby did well! He chose such lovely bright colours. Perfect to play with your paint set. Interesting how you coloured the background and left the flowers white…
    The array of tea pots is fab. And yes, I do remember the visit to the cafe.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  12. A fabulous page Jo and hubby picked a great set of colours and stencils for your design, also a great way of saying ‘thank you’ for your new paints. Love your take on the challenge too.
    Great picture of the ‘rainbow’ teapots.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Avril xx

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