Saturday 21 February 2015

A Trouble Shared

Hi There
Thanks for stopping by.  Inspired by Alison Hall's plaque on PaperArtsy's blog, mainly because I love the colours, I decided to make one with a particular friend in mind.  The theme is all about paint, an excellent excuse to get out the Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. 

First some grunge paste was added to mount board and when dry painted with snowflake and chalk paint.

Pieces of patterned paper were glued on.  Some masking tape was painted in patches with bora bora, wording stamped in snowflake and pieces added to the paper.  Splatters of eggplant and beach hut were added by flicking a paint brush.  More script was stamped in cobalt Archival Ink.

Gelatos were added to the edges and very lightly over the Grunge Paste.  Treasure Gold was used to add highlights.

The flower was stamped repeatedly and painted with washes of beach hut and eggplant.  The flowers were layers up, with one flower cut smaller.  Treasure gold was added to the tips of the petals, gold pen added to the centres with a pearl gem. 

The sentiment was stamped in Archival Ink, coloured with paint wash and adhered with Multi Medium.

I'm entering this in PaperArtsy's Challenge 3 - Paint.  Thank you for taking the time to look.  I really appreciate all of your comments.

Materials used:
PaperArtsy stamps: Eclectica EDY05, EDY10
IndigoBlu stamps: B.F.F.
PaperArtsy stencil: PS003
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint: Bora Bora, beach hut, snowflake, chalk, eggplant
PaperArtsy Grunge Paste
Treasure Gold: white fire
Faber-Castell Gelatos: grape, cotton candy
Ranger Archival Ink: cobalt
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
gold marker
masking tape
patterned paper


  1. It's outstanding! Th ecolours are so vibrant and I love the background made with pieces of matched papers. Brilliant!

  2. So happy to have inspired your stunning artwork Claire! I really love how you framed your plaque with the Gelatos too, looks fab!
    Alison xx

  3. Wow truly awesome plaque, really loving those colours and the flowers are awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx


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