Saturday, 23 November 2013

Inspired by Liz Borer - a Paperartsy challenge

This week, Liz has been back at Paperartsy with some fun projects blending Fresco paints and making some fabulous projects  - the background to this three part panel used clingfilm in wet Fresco and I had to have a go at that, and the blended blues on this one were gorgeous!
this is the first time I've used my MDF plaques -  the first coat of Frescos (Bora Bora and Antarctic I think) with the cling film were a bit faint

I did find some extender to make the drying time longer, (it's meant for fabric painting and is what I bought when I was painting the t-shirt Darcy style for an earlier in the year Paperartsy challenge!)
 so I went over with a mix of more paint, it was only an hour or so ago but I've forgotten which - think it must have been Beach Hut









better!



 I then stencilled some grunge paste snowflakes (Dylusions stencil)  and painted a layer of Satin Glaze over the mdf.  I painted the tree (Darcy's of course) on tissue... glued and sealed it with matte medium to the mdf.

blended some Beach Hut and Inky Pool round the edges to make them a bit darker and brushed some White Fire Treasure Gold over the top of the snow flakes and on the Tim Holtz charm.










I'm entering the Paperartsy challenge (here)   and Anita's Artyinklings challenge ("Christmas") here

19 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great make Helen and love the tree

Sam xxx

Darcy UK said...

Fabulous Helen, background worked perfectly, you could also use matte medium if you had any as an extender, and also the matte and satin PA glazes would work as extenders. Love the snowflakes, I think I have the same stencil.

jojo79 said...

Lovely Helen

Pinksparklegirl said...

brilliant background, the twee look very cool

snazzyoriginal said...

Great piece, love that background with all the different shades xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Helen - I love that scrunchy background and your tree looks fab!
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This worked so well, Helen! I love the colour combo and the textured background. Julie Ann xx

Jacqui Hall said...

Fabby make, and 2 birds with the same stone!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love the colours Helen and the tree is fab x

Trish said...

Great piece! Love the tree

Carmen said...

I like doing that cling film thing with watercolours too - it gives a lovely effect. I really like how it works with these paints, works really well!

craftimamma said...

Love the cling film result Helen (I like to do that with mica sprays/inks) and those snowflakes look beautiful. Lovely backdrop for Darcy's tree!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag! Background marble effect is perfect.

Craftyfield said...

Great effect with the cling film...and isn't it fun ! I can see myself using this method often!

Julia Dunnit said...

How cool is this! great colour mix and the idea of the extender worked a treat, the background looks like weather! Nice way to pass an afternoon off, huh.

Sarah B said...

great background - a really great piece ! xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Love that tree Helen, fabby colours too. Suz (Surrey Crafts) xxx

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Helen! x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous make, I do like that tree.