Friday 20 February 2015

2015 #3 Art Plaque {by Alison Hall}

2015 Theme 3: Fresco Paints

Hi everyone, Alison here, joining you this evening with a little art plaque featuring Sara Naumann's new stamp set ESN14, and using some of the new blue and purple Fresco Finish paints. I've used a splatter technique with watered down paints on my background, as I love the random effect this gives.

Step One:
My base is a 6x6 inch Grey/White Board, on which I applied Grunge Paste through PaperArtsy Stencil ELB001. Once the Grunge Paste was fully dry, I painted the whole board with Chalk Fresco Finish Paint, a gorgeous creamy white, which is now part of the main Fresco range.

Step Two: 
I wanted to make some custom washi tape, so I laid a couple of strips of masking tape on my craft mat, then randomly brayered them with some of the new Smurf and Lavender Fresco Paint. I then used Versafine Onyx Black Ink to stamp the numbers image from ESN07 and the floral names from ESN14.

Step Three:
On the background of the board, I partially stamped the script from ESN14 in a few random places, then used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to glue down some torn pieces of dictionary page and my wash tape. 
I then used a medium round paintbrush to flick some spots of watered down Glass Blue and Blueberry Fresco Paint all over my background. Looking lovely and messy now, isn't it?! Lol!

Step Four: 
Now to make the flowers. I used black Versafine Ink to stamp the flowers from ESN14 on a piece of white Smoothy Card, 8 small flowers and 3 large flowers. I painted the large flowers with watered down Lavender and Blueberry Frescos, 4 of the small flowers with watered down Smurf and Glass Blue, and the remaining 4 flowers with watered down Hey Pesto. The Hey Pesto flowers are going to be leaves. I didn't bother colouring the flower centres, as they'll be hidden.


Step Five:
I cut out and layered up the flowers and 'leaves', using Glossy Accents to glue them together, then added some Prima Junkyard Snap Heads to the centres.

Step Six:
I sponged some Lavender Fresco onto a piece of White Smoothy Card, then stamped the Benjamin Disraeli quote from ESN14 with black Versafine Ink. I cut out each line and edged them with black ink, ready to be attached to my plaque.

Step Seven:
Now to put it all together. As you can see, I highlighted the Grunge Paste embossing, the flowers, Prima Snap Heads, and the edges of the plaque with Spanish Topaz Treasure Gold. The small two layer flower on the right has been raised up with a couple of foam pads, to give some more dimension. Here is an angled photo of my plaque which hopefully gives you an idea of the dimension of it.

I really enjoyed working with Sara's new stamps, the script flowers are just perfect for colouring and layering. I also love the new bright blues and purples in the Fresco Paint range, you can never have too many shades of blue in my opinion! I hope I have inspired you to get your Fresco Paints out for a play, and to join in with the challenge.

Alison xox
Inky Adventures

Thanks Alison, what a fabulous use of paint. Firstly the Chalk gives a beautiful base for all those awesome splatters, and we just love the faux washi tape. Full strength or watered down there are so many possibilities with paint. Those new blues and purples are just stunning used together. 

We would love you to join in with challenge #3: Paint. If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Paint link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Feb 22nd, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

A wonderful project, Alison, just love the splatters and your custom tape.

Unknown said...

Great project, I love how all the elements have a feature in common so that it all ties in together:). Bracken xxx.

Julie Lee said...

Ooh, so many of my favourite things on this! I love faux Washi and Sara's stamps are just brilliant for creating that! I also adore your splatters and that colour combo is superb! Oh yes, and the little nuts and screws at the flower centres are fantastic too! Lovely piece. xxx

SCarol said...

Gorgeous and I LOVE the splattered backround.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely wonderful, Alison! I love the washi tape, and the combination of blues and purples with the treasure gold is perfect!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous Alison...lovely :)

Kirsten said...

That looks great Alison, I love all the splatters.

Sarah B said...

Just beautiful Alison - love the splatters xx

craftimamma said...

Really lovely project Alison! Nothing I like better than making flowers & splattering, lol! Those new colours are gorgeous!

Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is beautiful Alison. I love those colours together just made for each other xx

Art By Wanda said...

Really beautiful, Alison!!!!

Etsuko said...

This is really beautiful Alison! Love your wash tape and the splatters. Yes so gorgeous Sara's stamps flowers. Beautifully the new your chosen colours. xxx

Unknown said...

Superbe realisation

Jane said...

Great project, love the highlighted grunge paste and splatters x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful texture on the canvas with the stencil and Grungepaste and I like the way you created your own tape.
Alison, you know I love splatters in my life so obviously I loved this aspect of your art.

massofhair said...

So good to see the new blue shades working together, i agree you can never have too many blues lol.

LOVING the splatters, the flowers and the size of your project.

Another winner mate! :-) xxx said...

Loving the paint splats Alison. The stencil is amazing think I might need one! Cheers Dee x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow totally awesome creation, really love the journal style and totally grungy, love it. Kezzy :-) xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Really gorgeous - love the splatters against the chalk and the fab handmade washi tape - brilliant use of the words, and the metal accents for the flowers - love it!
Alison xx

Cocofolies said...

This is wonderful, I love this new colours of paints and what you do with them and these new stamps is gorgeous Alison!!! Coco xx

Unknown said...

Ohhh this is awesome! Love the plaque! Thanks for such a beautiful inspiration!