It so funny that almost every blog post I write here at PaperArtsy starts off with me saying how I adore starting any project by choosing my color palette, yet for a color topic I did not start with color! Go figure! I wanted to show how easily this type of project could relate to ANY colors you choose from the PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic range or ANY that you mix from them. I was also super excited to play with the brand new PaperArtsy Printed Tissue: Frames. I adhered some torn strips to my canvases with Mod Podge so some of that yummy pattern would seep through the finished painted product.
With my palette mixed and my canvases dry, I was ready to get some color down! I applied my orange to the top of the canvas and sprayed water to let it drip down, trying to focus the dripping around the stenciled stems. When this was mostly dry, I turned upside down and repeated that process with my teal. I blotted with a towel as needed to try to keep the colors from dripping too far down. Once the base colors were dry, I gave a good splash of my third triadic color, plum. I also continued to spritze my entire mixed palette with water so the paints didn't dry too quickly.
I was so pleased with how well the images looked after they were mounted onto the canvas! Because stamp set EDY09 is so open, I was afraid of how this would work, hence the background wash and excess in the cutting. But it worked a charm.