Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Do you {bump} ...cos i do !

Today's video is all about a fantastic technique that Lynne Perrella taught us when she came to teach at ArtsyCrafts. How I have not thought of doing this before I'll never know but its deffo one of those doh moments. Thanks Lynne for sharing it with me, this year I have shown it to a few thousand more at many shows!!

You can do this really fast, and very effectively with Fresco Chalk effect paints, particularly the opaque ones really fast. But if you want to take things the next level, then you'll want to introduce some translucent shades for depth, and you need a sanding block to sand back sneaky peeks to previous layers. I feel like I say quite often 'this is my favourite' product, technique etc all the time...but it is fair to say, this is one of the most frequently used techniques in the last 12 months on all kinds of projects. It's great onto wood, its perfect to use several different stencils on the same background, and its awesome with fine detail or blocky stencils, in other words, they all work well for this!

So go and check out this video, a nice blue and orange combo it is too! 


11 comments:

Martha Richardson said...

What a fabulous tutorial! I just got my 1st order of Fresco Finish here in the US...it is very hard to find here with limited colors. I got Guacamole, Snowflake, Mermaid & Little Black dress but I would like more colors. Where will I be able to find this wonder paint?

butterfly said...

Watched this earlier - absolutely fabulous, both the technique and the results... love dimensional effect!
Alison x

Karin said...

Great tutorial,thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

What a brilliant technique - I love the way it just becomes 3D! Thank you so much Leandra (and Lynne).
I need more Fresco paints... oh Santa...

Gio said...

Thank you thank you!! For this gorgeous technique, for the highest quality of the video, and even for let me improve my English( love love your kiwi accent, Leandra)!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

brilliant tutorial.. fantastic technique that brings a new dimension to stencils and masks!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Sue said...

Wonderful paints and techniques Leandra, I love the way you build up your layers of paint. Just when I thought my stash was complete.... No my stash will never be complete lol x

Anonymous said...

Today was cinema day. No one at home, the computer was all mine. I not only needed coffee, but tea as well and breakfast and lunch. But i have seen them all and i loved them. Saw some things familiar but also learned a lot. Thank you for sharing.
Margriet

Linda Cain said...

This is soooooo cool!!!

~Linda

Siobhan Brignull said...

I watched your brill vid one night and then tried to remember it all a couple of nights later, had great fun using the technique.See my efforts here.

ceparie said...

Arrived here via Helen Chilton's guest spot (day one) and am so glad I followed the link. Like you, I wonder why I'd never thought of creating stencil shadows. Your advice about color choices is much appreciated. This was a polished video and I expect to run through the others available on PaperArtsy. Many thanks!

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