Sunday 11 February 2018

2018 #2 Seth's NEW Fresco paints: Bits 'n' Pieces box with Minis {by Sue Carrington}

2018 Topic 2: Seth's NEW Fresco Paints

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Hi everyone, it's Sue here from Stamping Sue Style with you today, and I'd like to share with you a project using the gorgeous new Fresco Finish colours from Seth Apter.

I fell in love with Fresco Finish Acrylic Chalk paints a long time ago. I love everything about them from the translucent and opaque qualities to the fabulous range of colours. This project is total indulgence with lots of stencilling too !

Sometimes it's good to use a limited palette as it stops you creating the same style/colour theme that you normally are drawn to. So, armed with Seth's new colours, a handful of Mini's stamps and only Snowflake as the contrast, I set about stencilling and layering.

I've used pages from an old book as the base layer, coated with Glue 'n' Seal, this forms the perfect base for layering up Fresco Finish Acrylic Chalk paints. The 'Bumping' technique is a big favourite of mine and as the new colours are mainly opaque they're perfect. I used the Scrapcosy stencil 049 with Double Denim as the top colour for the above text. 

The base layer of paint,  Butter, was added with a baby wipe, as was all of the layering of the colours. When I used Magic Moss, although it's opaque, it really brought out the gorgeous yellow of the Butter base coat. To get some colour into the crackle I used some Satin Glaze mixed with Double Denim, let it sit for about a minute then wiped it off.

I needed to let the sentiment stand out against the background so I blocked out the colour with some Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic paint.

I really loved how the colours blended together and Hydrangea Archival ink, which I used to stamp the Mini's, blends with Double Denim beautifully. 

I originally hadn't added the binding and lace on the rear of the box but when I came to edit the photographs it jumped out at me that there was something missing. I stamped the binding with Mini 65 using Hydrangea Archival ink and painted the button with Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic paint. All these stamps are available here, they are roughly credit card size stamps.

The script stamping just adds that extra little detail. The flower that I stamped here I didn't like so I tried to wipe it back with a baby wipe which resulted in a shadow type effect. I quite liked it so it got to stay !

I'm closing with the same photograph as I started as I really like the overall effect of the Seth paint colours and the layers of stencilling. The pop of white is a delicate touch and really lifts the whole piece. This new colour set from Seth is really beautiful and I can see them featuring in a lot of my future projects !

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Helen said...

WOW!! this is gorgeous Sue!

Kirsten said...

Great use of Seth's Fresco colours, the background is gorgeous.

Mac Mable said...

Loving the colours and the background is amazing. Love the manikin too with the crackle. Fabulous inspiration, thank you x

Craftyfield said...

The colours blends are beautiful and the layers of stamping and stencilling look gorgeous!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely samples !

craftytrog said...

Beautiful layers Sue!

Art By Wanda said...

Really beautiful!!!!

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous ;O))

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project - love this!

Chris said...

Fantastic project Sue and such a gorgeous scheme with the colours and stamping! x

Keren Baker said...

Beautiful stamping and gorgeous colours! Fab projects ! x

SewPaperPaint said...

Sue, you are the master of layering with stencils & stamps and this is another work of art! I just love the details & color variations. Splendid design!

Lauren Hatwell said...

So beautiful Sue. What a gorgeous colour combination it us too. I need it! Lx