Thursday, 18 September 2014

Abstract Coasters {with Eclectica³ Ellen Vargo Stamps by Jo Myhill}

Hello everyone, Jo back again with a home decor idea using Lin Brown stencil, Ellen  Vargo stamps and of course Fresco acrylic paints.
I've always been a great fan of William Morris, his design, his philosophy of supporting arts and crafts artisans and concepts and especially his mantra (to paraphrase); "only have in your house what is useful or beautiful".  I like to make things I can see, not just stuck away in an art journal or a box, but I'm running out of wall space so the idea of coasters came into my head.


Using an 8x8" square of Heavy Grey-White board I painted an even layer of Very Berry  paint, followed by a dry brush layer of Blood Orange.  I then stamped in the Backgrounds Plate 6 text stamp in Cranberry Adirondack ink all over the board.


 Backgrounds Plate 6 
Once this was dry I used the Lin Brown 001 Stencil with Irish Cream.  Once dry I used a brown watercolour pencil to scribble round some of the circles. I stamped the rounded Gothic cross from the new EEV008 Ellen Vargo stamps in Ginger Adirondack.  Its very subtle but adds a layer.
EEV008 

Finally I stamped the small circles from Ellen Vargo EEV06 in Potting Soil Archival and the cogs from the same plate in Maroon Archival.
 EEV06

I then cut the 8x8" in four 4x4 squares, added some cork to the bottom (you could use felt). rubbed Renaissance Treasure Gold around the edges and finally added a number of layers of Gloss Glaze to protect the paint and stamping. 


This was an experiment, but it turned out really well, I love the colour scheme and the different circle shapes from the stencilling and stamping.  Umm perhaps some table mats might work ....
Jo

A huge thanks to Jo from all at PaperArtsy. These are great, the build up of layers is very subtle with the use of tone on tone inks, very clever, just adds that tiny bit extra depth. 

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14 comments:

Helen said...

Jo, these are fabulous - I love the colours too, and coasters are always so useful, and a great way to have your art on show.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Love all the layers. Awesome colour combo too!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love these Jo! Abstract home decor projects are the tops! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great idea Jo produced beautifully as always. Xx

Craftyfield said...

A project after my own heart... I have also run out of wall space and like to make useful things. I need to get some new place mats done soon...

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are gorgeous, Jo, and a very useful idea,

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Love these Jo and love this set of stamps too. Fab colour combo!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ellen vargo said...

Love the layers and the tone-on-tone color scheme - fab! What a wonderful idea... coasters - may have to try that myself! Great!

massofhair said...

Now i do like these Jo, practical, useful and very pretty. Great project :-) xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Stunning inspiration! Lovely colours and fab layers xx

craftytrog said...

I love usable art Jo! Lovely layers!

Hazel Agnew said...

Neat idea Jo and am all for useful stuff too. X

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They're fab, I love the colours.

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous coasters, they look so arty. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx

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