Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Paint job

It's Wednesday so that means it's Tando day for me and Carol. Do pop over to the Tando blog if you have time - Carol's piece is gorgeous!

We're concentrating on paints today. I used mine to create texture by painting a heavy layer of gesso onto my journaling block and stamping into it with a background stamp. It's best to spritz the stamp with water first and be sure to wash it straight away after stamping, the gesso will stick! You get the texture of the brush marks left in the "open" parts of the stamp which works well with this sort of background design.

Once the gesso had dried I added a layer of crimson acrylic paint and when that was almost dry, dabbed gently with a baby wipe to take off some of the paint and highlight the texture.

I've added stamped images, punched stars and some gold Rub n Buff around the edges to finish.

Le Cirque 3 (Graphic 45)

Chipboard journalling block by Tando Creative (Tando stockists can be found here)
Cryogen white
Le Cirque (Graphic 45 - a piece sent by Effie when I bought the stamp set from her - thanks Effie!)

Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Vintage Photo Distress ink by Ranger

Crimson acrylic paint
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Gold Leaf)
Prismacolor pencils
Squeeze punch by Fiskars (small star)
Spica glitter pen (gold)
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!


Effie said...

Great background... and those circus stamps look fab!

itsallrosi said...

love this, Joanne!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous journal block love the texture you have painted into this piece. XOXO Zoe

Anonymous said...

such a fun piece!

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous, I love that colour xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fabulous, love the use of the stars

Kathy said...

fan project. I love the argyle texture effect you've achieved, it looks amazing bearing in mind I don't usually like argyle things at all hehe

Alison said...

Fantastic! Love that texture Joanne! x

Caroline said...

Love how you have created the background, looks very effective and its a gorgeous colour!...x

Janice said...

That's cool. Love the circus elements.

parchet lemn said...

Nice paint, i like it so much and i want to say to you that you are very talented.

Gez Butterworth said...

Another great piece the idea of wiping away a little of the paint & the stars look fab!

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