Saturday 10 February 2018

2018 #2 Seth's NEW Fresco Paints: 'Just A Note' with LPC {by Miriam Grazier}

2018 Topic 2: Seth's NEW Fresco Paints

Ok so Miriam has pulled an absolute blinder in this post. {How do we have such CLEVER bloggers!} ...Miriam has stamped with Seth's paint THE MOST DETAILED IMAGE from Lynne Perrella, and it looks AMAZING!!!  Love how she has made these stunning note cards ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a set of note cards that I have created using Lynne Perrella stamps and the fabulous new Seth Apter Fresco Finish Chalk paints.

I decided to use some of the main images to create a master-board for the background of my cards.  The Seth Apter paints (set 3) are all opaque paints and so I wanted to keep the images simple but, at the same time, show how gorgeous and creamy the paints are.  The colours in Set 3 are 'my' colours.  I squealed when I first saw them - any of you that follow me will know how much blue and green I use in my projects.  And the addition of Butter was simply perfect.  I can see me needing to purchase another set very soon!  

These are Seth's 'summer' colours which are so refreshing to use after such a grey and wet winter.  The thought of lighter and drier days are going to be very welcome.

When I send a note card to say 'hello' I want the recipient to see the love and kindness that I am sending with the card.  I wanted to use the Lynne Perrella images (LPC033, LPC034) in the background of the Masterboard that I was creating.  As the images are super detailed and I was stamping using paints, I kept the backgrounds simple.  These images are beautiful and I wanted them to stand out.

I brayered really lightly onto the background, wiping my brayer onto a scrap of paper first to keep the paint transfer very light to ensure that the stamping would stand out on the card.  I also used a white gel pen to add a small amount of highlighting and scribbling to lighten the page.

I painted 'Butter' onto a scrap of card to create the mats for my focal images.  All of the colours worked so amazingly together.  Seth has done a fantastic job of putting them together. You can find his paints at PaperArtsy stockists, see here for a list.

To complete my note cards I used the 'hello' sentiment from Emma Godfrey Mini 20.

  These sentiments tend to stay on my craft desk all of the time!

I really enjoyed creating these note cards.  I thought that the colours in Seth Apter's Set 3 work really well with the 'elegant' Lynne Perrella images.  I could also create a matching box to give these as a gift - I know several friends and family who would love these.  

I hope that you have enjoyed my project for you this evening.  I hope that I have inspired you to create a project for yourself. And if you haven't yet purchased Seth's new paints, I can assure you that you really do *need* them and will love them as much as I do.

Thanks for joining me this evening.

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Helen said...

what gorgeous cards, Miriam! they are such fabulous colours I agree.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful cards!!

Keren Baker said...

So much delicate detail. Love these note cards !

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wowser! These are amazing Miriam. Lx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous arty cards Miriam!

Art By Wanda said...

A beautiful set of cards!!!

Craftyfield said...

Original design, Miriam! These are lovely!

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful Miriam - superbly executed designs! xx

Dortesjs said...

Brilliant cards

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous cards Miriam. I really love how you have used all those fabulous colours in all the wonderful layers. x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love them Miriam. Such a refreshing change to see quiet colours with some of my fave LP stamps. Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous work with the new paints and those heavenly LP women... the paint-stamping is fabulous.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous samples!

Mac Mable said...

Lots of love and kindness in your fabulous creative project...Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

geezercrafter said...

Fab projects Miriam, lovely colour combo's.

Chris said...

WOW Miriam what a wonderful project and such gorgeous inspiration!

SewPaperPaint said...

Love those painty backgrounds Miriam and your gorgeous collage cards!