Monday, 21 January 2013

Inspired by Linda Cain

This week's Guest Designer at Paperartsy is the uber-talented Linda Cain who has been blending her Fresco paints to good effect!  I have followed Linda's blog almost since I discovered the world of blogs and was delighted when I saw that she was to work with the Paperartsy team.

Today she shows us how to blend Fresco paints with cut and dry foam and I had to have another play!

I had decorated a small frame during Michelle's week on the blog but not found anything to go inside it, until today. (as this isn't the piece that was inspired by Linda I hope I'm allowed to use it!






I took a piece of black card - yes, this is done on black card - I've not used my Fresco's on black card before - but what fabulous coverage you get!!

I used a mixture of Nougat, Mermaid, Beach Hut (my new favourite!) and Baltic Blue to achieve this
(oops, my knee's in the way...



And then I took the female figure from what I think must be one of their oldest plates "One Penny"  (she's since been re-sized on a Vintage plate, but this was perfect for the whole in the frame!
From memory, the frame was painted with more or less the same colours, knocking back with baby wipes and sanding etc,! The leafy vine (stencil) was applied using Little Black Dress Fresco.

Hope you like it, and get time to play along - Leandra has prizes on offer again!!!

11 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Very lovely!

Gillian .... said...

Great transformation, loving all that texture, thanks again for continuing to be inspired with the GD over at PaperArtsy. xx

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous, simple lone figure but huge impact. I'm loving the new idea of designers over at Paperartsy, not had time to play this evening but planning on catch up tomorrow :-) Kerry x

Artyjen said...

Must get me some more colours of Fresco....love the frame. ;)
xoxo Sioux

Virginia said...

gorgeous stuff, loving the colour scheme!

inkypinkycraft said...

Another fab make and great use of texture!! Yummy colour too! Trace x

sam21ski said...

Hey, now we know why the black covered so well. Great colour combo and it fits perfectly in your frame.

Can't wait to see what tonight's technique involves!!

Sam xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous Helen, these are brilliant paints arn't they. I can't wait for my day off then I can have a play xx

Carmen said...

So pretty and how bright and vibrant that central image is - would never guess it started out as black card!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the leafy vine on your frame Helen and my favourite colours too. Great image. Tracy x x

Trish said...

That is really lovely. The central stamp works perfectly!