Friday 9 February 2018

2018 #2 Seth's NEW Fresco paints: Petal Power with EEV {by Alison Hall}

2018 Topic 2: Seth's NEW Fresco Paints

Ohhhhh la laaaa...lookie here lookie here! We do love a layered canvas from Alison, and she is making those new Seth Colour POP!! Look at that Blue Lagoon!! Swoon!!! And I love the use of Ellen's petals....just how does she do all this creative magic with teabags?? 
Read on! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Alison the Craftytrog with you today, and I'd like to share with you a mixed media panel I made using Seth's New Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint Set No.3 and PaperArtsy Eclectica Ellen Vargo stamps. I've used collaged hand-decorated papers on my panel, which is a favourite technique of mine, as I love the textures and abstract nature of it.

I like to use different types of paper on projects, usually some book text paper. And, I always have a sheet of plain copier paper beneath as I'm working, to catch the excess paint, and clean my brayer on, which creates more collage material. I used PaperArtsy Stamp Set EEV06 on the pages below.

Here's the torn up under paper ready to be glued onto my 6x6 inch panel with Matte Medium Gel. I used an MDF panel, but PaperArtsy Heavy Grey/White Board would work well as a substitute.

I started to create the main flower feature of my panel, stamping and embossing petals from PaperArtsy Stamp Set EEV09

I love to include teabags in my art in some form, so I bunched up a few empty circular bags (you could also cut circles from square bags), secured them with a decorative brad, then trimmed and scrunched until my flower centre took shape. 

I love the contrast of the brown teabags with the blue and green paint colours!

The panel background needed some decoration, so I used Seth's Blue Lagoon and Magic Moss Fresco Finish Paint with background stamps from PaperArtsy Stamp Set EEV05

I also wanted some circle elements to tie in with the flower centre, so I stamped and cut a few circles from PaperArtsy Stamp Set EEV09 with Double Denim Fresco Finish Paint

Once my flower feature was adhered, I got messy adding splatters of Black Bombay India Ink, and watered down Golden Iridescent Bronze paint to mirror the metallic of the brad.

A few coloured gems and some totally unrelated book text words later, and I was satisfied.

I forgot that when you apply matte medium over embossing, it dulls the glossy effect, so I had to use a black pen to go over the lines of the stamped petals. It would have been best to put the glue just on the back of them of course!

I was thrilled to be able to try out Seth's new paints. More blues...what more can I say?! And Butter and Magic Moss are such a pretty soft yellow and green. I hope I've inspired you to get painty and join in with the current PaperArtsy Challenge.

Alison x

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Helen said...

Alison this is beautiful

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous! I love all the layers.

Ruth said...

Beautiful project Alison, always love your teabag work, always so creative and the colours compliment the flower so well, great stamps choices too! x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Fabulous colours and lot and lots of lovely layers.. Loving those petal stamps all held together with your marvellous Teabags. Love it x

Art By Wanda said...

Gorgeous panel!!!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous canvas Alison.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning canvas! Those new paints looks so amazing and your teabag flower is so beautiful 😁. I love the vibrancy of the colours and the extra shine from the bronze paint is beautiful! Happy weekend! J 😊

Skylark said...

Love this project Alison! I'd never heard of teabags being used in art and your project led me from link to link to find out more about it. Several blog posts and YouTube videos later I now have some teabags drying nicely to have a go. PaperArtsy is brilliant at bringing us such wonderful inspiration! Thanks. Stef x

Keren Baker said...

Beautiful; love the teabag flower so much! x

froebelsternchen said...

This is amazing Alison! Super !

Words and Pictures said...

Glorious layers in your backgrounds and the teabag flower is just amazing!
Alison x

Mac Mable said...

Now this looks like such a lot of fun with fabulous results...Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous layering Alison and adorable flower. Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I've said this's fabulous! The tea bag flower is beyond beautiful!

Chris said...

Love your panel Alison, the blues are so bright and cheerful and I love your flower too!

SewPaperPaint said...

How brilliant! I would never have thought to tear up the backgrounds like this, but what an amazing result! Gorgeous flower and design!