Friday 21 November 2014

Winter Arches {with Lynne Perrella and Hot Picks Stamps by Etsuko Noguchi}

​Hello, It's Etsuko here, I'm very happy to be invited to the PA blog today. I'm living in a small town called Saga, in  the west of Japan. A year and a half ago, I was very shocked when I saw a youtube PA tutorial by Leandra. It was exactly what I wanted. I've been crazy about the PA stamps and Fresco paint from that time.

This evening I am showing a project made with the lovely small arch

I first covered the whole of the arches with white gesso. I then started on the back side, I used South Pacific as a base coat and then Hint of Mint over the top of the Fresco Crackle Glaze I made the bricks with air drying clay and stamped HP1107EZ onto the clay, before leaving them to dry overnight. 


I painted the bricks with Beach Hut and watered down French roast, once they were dry I dry brushed them with Snowflake and attached them using Golden Heavy Gel onto the back of the arches..I stamped the Lynne Perrella LPC006 tower onto some Heavy Smoothy card with Archival Jet Black, and I  added some silver glitter to highlight the texture.


Here are the back of the arches all finished. 

I then worked on the front, I sprayed first with the Fresco Beach HutThe second layer of the front was gold glitter mixed with Golden Heavy Gel  using Lin Brown's ELB006 stencil 

I stamped Lynne Perrella LPC028, (lovely lady) and LPC004 (flowers) onto the Smooth White card I then colored these with water colour pencils and fussy cut them out. 
These colours were little bright so I used UTEE over the top, this toned down the colour a little and made them look more like proper embellishments. The  NOEL is Lin Brown's Christmas stamp collection ELB11 . I finished by adding some metal embellishments.
 ELB11 .

To use clay and gel medium was so much fun this time! And I'll  give it a go again!!
I hope you've enjoyed the project and I want see your beautiful things!!
Thank you so much.
-Etsuko- xxx

A huge thankyou to Etsuko from all at PaperArtsy HQ. We love your arches, those clay bricks are just perfect, they add so much dimension and transform the piece. The bottom clay piece truly looks as though snow has settled on it, a fantastic winter project.

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Nov 1st 2014 and Nov 30th 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Nov 30th 2014


Helen said...

Well done - love it!

Hazel Agnew said...

Oh, Etsuko, I am so pleased that you are a Guest Designer on PaperArtsy. Your work is always outstanding and tonight is so beautiful. I love your tiles, your stamping and your colours. So excited for you, congratulations! Xx

PaperArtsy said...

Woohoooo. Great post etsuko!!! Thankyou !!

Craftyfield said...

Happy to see you here! A gorgeous project , well designed as usual. love your brick ideas!

sam21ski said...

Beautiful, love the tiling on the back xx

By Neymes said...

Super diferente,parabéns.Beijo.Valéria.

craftytrog said...

Wow! It's so beautiful Etsuko! Congratulations!
Alison xxx

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Beautiful project Etsuko, the tiles are stunning x

Julie Lee said...

Welcome, Etsuko! How lovely to see you as a Guest Designer - and a truly lovely project! I love the blue, my favourite colour and the clay bricks look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and creativity! Julie Ann xxx

craftimamma said...

What a wonderful surprise to see you as Guest Designer for this evening Etsuko and so well deserved. This is a beautiful project and the clay bricks are amazing. Wonderful colours and choice of stamps too. Well done!

Lesley Xx

Cocofolies said...

Wow wonderful arches Etsuko!!! I love the tiles, fab addition, also the effect of heavy golden gel stencilled with gold glitter!Great project and well deserved guest DT spot! :) Hugs, Coco xxx

Words and Pictures said...

How lovely to see you here, Etsuko - I love your arches... those handmade bricks are just wonderful!
Alison xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Etsuko what a great creation I love your bricks and how it all came together so well. Also it's great to see you here. Xxxx

massofhair said...

Congratulations Etsuko on becoming a PA GD! Lots of work and time have gone into your project, loving the attention to detail and the wonderful colours you have used. Your first make is a triumph, looking forward to seeing more from you:-) xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

How lovely to see you as GD etsuko! Your work is always so beautiful. I love your arches and the idea of the glitter mixed with the golden gel is brilliant!

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Thank you for a lot of warm comments. This project was very important experience for me. I'll able to craft with joy.

Etsuko xxx

jojo79 said...

Well dobe Etsuko, fantastic project and I love the tiles x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous project Etsuko. Congrats on your GDT spot. So nice to see you here. Hugz

Kirsten said...

Wonderful to see you on the PA blog Etsuko!! Your project is beautiful.

Sarah B said...

sorry only just catching up on the blog - love the project, loads of detail and fab colours as usual. Hope you enjoyed being a GD - fun isn't it ?

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