.. If they don't like what you bring to the table, let them eat alone...

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Beads, Charms and Dangles..

Beads, Charms and Dangles are the theme this fortnight on the
Paperartsy blog.

Here is my take on this...



I started off with 5 strips of paper, the first 3 I sprinkled on some Infusions in Royal Blood. With a small blob of Fresco paint in Caribbean Sea, I dipped in my finger and rubbed over the paper.



With these 2 other strips, I used Infusions in A Bit Jaded with some Caribbean Sea and a small amount of Limelight.



I stamped using a stamp from Backgrounds Plate 2.




All were then rolled up into beads.



With some cord I fed these through pulling tight to keep secure.



Lastly, another view...


Friday, 26 August 2016

Brayering with Gesso, PaperArtsy Infusions etc...

Been having fun with the brayer, Gesso and Paperartsy Infusions,

This one started off with a layer of Black Gesso, then layer of white gesso and Paperartsy Infusions in Blackcurrant



I started off by using a dip pen and made some marks, I brayered over some white gesso, this made the ink run a little, but I like the effect..



A layer of white gesso, added Infusions in A Bit Jaded and Blackcurrant onto the glass mat and carried on brayering..




Lastly, white gesso and Black Knight Infusions..



Saturday, 13 August 2016

Pattern Fun!!!

New challenge over on the PaperArtsy blog this fortnight, being Patterns.

Here is my take on the challenge...



I started off with some cardstock and using Backgrounds Plate 2, stamped the script stamp randomly.



I then brayered over some Caribbean Sea Fresco Chalk paint..



I spritzed on some water and sprinkled over some Infusions in Royal Blood and left overnight to dry..



I made up to an inky consistency some Fresco Paint in Bougainvillia, and used this with a dip pen to create my pattern...




Final pic after drying..



Great fun, really liked using my dip pen with the Fresco's, yet another use!!!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Brayering with Paints...

I have'nt used my brayer for some time, and only really used it for applying inks to paper and on the Gelli Plate, so I thought I would try with some paint onto some reclaimed wood.


This is the result of my playing, I started by brayering on some white gesso, and when dry brayered on a mixture of Pebeo Matt paint called Garnet Red and Gloss called Swimming Pool. 

I liked the effect, and decided to stamp the circles using a free stamp from a recent PaperArtsy purchase with Fresco Chalk paint called Caribbean Sea.

Enjoyed my experimenting!!!


Monday, 1 August 2016

Colour Mixing with Fresco Chalk Paints...

PaperArtsy have a great challenge this fortnight, Colour Mixing. I was inspired by Darcy and the informative post.

This is my creation...



I have never mixed any of my Fresco Chalk Paints to make different colours, so on a glass mat I stated with a blob of Bouganvilla, Beach Hut and Caribbean Sea. 



With a painting knife, I just mixed Bouganvilla and Beach Hut.



I sprayed water on the mat and dragged some cardstock through it, There was enough paint to do 3 masterboards to play with.



On some seperate card, I stamped the image from Ink and The Dog Letters Plate 5 with Versafine Deep Lagoon. I like mark making, so one of my cockerals left a feather near the gate. I dipped this into a small blob of Caribbean Sea and drew some circles.



With a small amount of Beach Hut that was watered down, I brayered this over the image.



I cut to various lengths some reclaimed wood, cut out sections and glued into place.



All of the pieces were then glued together.



I decided only to decorate the front of each piece as I did'nt want to loose the effect of the wood. Really enjoyed colour mixing, will try again!!!