Wednesday 14 February 2018

2018 #2 Seth's NEW Fresco paints: Coaster Stack with I&D {by Helen Chilton}

2018 Topic 2: Seth's NEW Fresco Paints

Ohhh these look just like those lovely tiles you buy in gift shops! Another fun idea from Helen Chilton with Seth's set 4 in gorgeous blues and a splash of pink paints! I love how the Ink and the Dog images look on them! I hope this inspires you to have a go !  ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Helen with you today, and I'd like to share with you some coasters that I made using Seth's new Fresco paints. (a list of PaperArtsy Stockists can be found here) I already had the tiles in my stash - they were a sort of matte creamy colour, but matte or glossy, it doesn't matter as the Frescos will create a great surface for stamping on. These new colours are lovely and soft, kind of vintage looking, which work well with the Ink and the Dog stamps I chose: Ancestors 1, Wings plate 2, Wings Plate 4,

I've gone for a sort of family theme, mother, father, sisters, brother. These stamps come into their own here: the focal images are just the right size and then there are lots of extras to make up the backgrounds.

It's easier to paint the whole tile first and then just block out in white where the main image is going to go. 

The background was pretty random and very easy. I matched my ink colours to the paints but you could just as easily stamp in the paint. Look at your main images and see if there's any edge bits you can use.

Stamping the main image doesn't always work first time round as the tiles aren't always completely flat, but it doesn't matter: rub off as much as you can and slap on the white paint again!

Here's a close up so you can see the detail. Note that I added a heart stamp on there - after all, it is Valentine's Day!

I do like stamping on different things - these are relatively quick to make and make a great 
gift. You could try larger tiles - you can buy the bisque 6" x 6" ones but, as I said before, if you pick up a glossy one at a DIY store, just gesso and Fresco it, and you're ready to go. Just imagine some of Tracy Scott's flowers on there in bold, beautiful colours, or a Scrapcosy 'under the sea' one. 

Whatever you make, I would recommend varnishing them when you've finished - I used a glossy spray varnish which is quick and easy to apply. I would also back them with felt or cork so that if you drop them they are less likely to break (I speak from experience!)


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Helen said...

what a great idea! they look fabulous Helen

Miriam said...

These are stunning the idea

Dortesjs said...

waue this is awsome love love ;O))

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea! Love the step by step and the hints.
Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

What a brilliant idea! Love the step by step and the hints.
Thank you for sharing.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A lovely idea! A really lovely vintage look!

Kirsten said...

They look great!

craftytrog said...

These are gorgeous Helen! Xx

Keren Baker said...

These are beautiful; very inspiring!

Craftinglynn said...

Such a great idea!
Fabulous for gifts! Soon be Ch...... not going to finish that ;-)

geezercrafter said...

fab coasters, love the use of Seth's new paints.

SewPaperPaint said...

These are out of this world beautiful Helen!