Wednesday 22 May 2019

2019 #8 Put a Brush on it: Unique Art Hanging Plaque with I&D {by Alison Hall}

2019 Topic 8: Put a Brush On It

Ohhhh, blues AND brushes, don't know about you ... but I just want to reach out and touch this one!! Proof that Fresco Chalk acrylics can go onto any surface with ease! And just love how they extend off the canvas! Fabulous Alison! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Alison Hall (Craftytrog) here today, and I'd like to share with you a painted and stamped piece of hanging art, using PaperArtsy Ink & Dog stamps, and distressed paint brushes for decoration. It's messy art at its best, and was great fun to create!

I used an 8x8 inch piece of PaperArtsy Heavy Grey/White Board as my base and started by giving it a base-coat of white gesso. TIP: If you are putting a lot of paint onto a sucky surface like grey-board, it's a good idea to do this to both sides to prevent potential buckling of the surface.

Then, using Captain Peacock, Bora Bora and Seaglass PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics , I created a background.

As I was painting, I also decorated the paint brushes I wanted to use as the embellishments. In fact, I used those brushes to paint, as the stiff bristles created the lovely brush strokes that I wanted. This process was so much fun, I felt like a happy and carefree child messing up the brushes like this!

I really love white stamping on a blue background, so my next step was to stamp PaperArtsy Ink & the Dog: Words Plate 2 all over my base, with Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint.

I also roughly stamped n the paint brushes to add more depth and another layer to them. By the way, it's important to clean the paint off stamps as soon as you finish, as it will stick fast!

For my next step, using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink, I stamped the bingo card corner image from Ink & the Dog: Man of Numbers Plate 5 around the edges of my base.

Then I randomly stamped 'Unique Art' from the same stamp plate, over my background. I also ran my ink pad around the edges of my artwork to create a frame, and a finishing touch for the base.

My base finished, I played around with the positioning of the decorated paint brushes, and decided the add some wording to the flat brush. To do this, I used Captain Peacock, Bora Bora and Seaglass Fresco Finish Acrylics again, to paint a piece of Regular White Smoothy Stamping Cardstock. Then I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp Ink & the Dog: Words Plate 2 a couple of times, cutting out and inking the edges of the letters I needed.

With my paint brushes all adhered to the base with Glossy Accents, I added some eyelets and a piece of chain to hang my artwork, then finished with white paint pen highlights on the stamped lettering, and some messy splatters of watered down Gold Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint all over.

I had the best time creating this piece of paintbrush art! The wood, metal and bristle textures of the brushes, combined with the paint strokes and splatters make my heart sing. It's definitely worth keeping those ruined brushes, you never know when you might need them. I hope you'll give paint brush art a try, and I look forward to seeing your response to the 'Put a Brush on it' Topic. Just tag @paperartsy on Instagram so we can all see what you get up to!

Alison xox

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Miriam said...

This is stunning Alison. I love the detail on it.

Helen said...

oh wowzers,Alison, this is stunning as Miriam said, there is no other word for it. The brushes look amazing.

Flo Langley said...

Awww! Brilliant. Love this Ali :)

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun and creative piece of art and love those old paintbrushes x

Caty said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous Alison !! Love the wonderful background, colours and stamps, great texture. Love the paintbrushes , great Art !
I wish you a very nice Thursday,
Big hugs, Caty

Words and Pictures said...

It's fabulous, Alison - I love the worn bristles of the brushes, and all those wonderful bluesy splatters and layers.
Alison x

Lucy said...

This is brilliant, Alison! X

Etsuko said...

This is stunning project Alison. And great idea for the topic, love the way you have used Ink & Dog stamps and blue colours. xx

geezercrafter said...

Cracking creation Alison. Love the background and how the brushes have been positioned.

Susan Battensby said...

Great project, love all the blue tones and your beautiful background.

A Pink said...

Love this Alison- your colour palette ,the white stamping (I'm a fan too :)) and all those terrific splatters are fab. Such a cool idea to 'mess up' your paint brushes that you have arranged superbly to create a fanastic piece of hanging art . tfs x

craftytrog said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments! xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oooh fab! Gorgeous colour and texture! Lx

Anneke said...

Love this Alison, very beautiful!

shirley said...

Love this Alison!

Corrie Herriman said...

Absolutely fabulous !

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing design! I love how you incorporated the brushes - fabulous 😀. Happy and creative wishes, Jo x

Sid said...

Brilliant design Alison ! Great to use the actual brushes as embellishments !