Wednesday, 19 June 2013

PaperArtsy Ala Fresco... Paint that is..

Hi everyone,

Wow, so I was chirping around on Twitter putting out some pics of my projects and keeping up to date with my posts etc., and I was reading all the lovely Leandra's tweets from PaperArtsy, and well let me tell you I am religious about this paint. I use it from the bottle with paint brushes and with cut and dry foam.  I use it to stamp, I water it down and spritz it, I just love love love it... Hmmm, I don't think how much I love it is coming across here lol! Then came Grunge Paste ... ta daaaa ting!!! Light bulb moment.

Anyway, one of the first projects I designed for Heartfelt Creations when I started on the team was a canvas board of course using my fav paints combined with Heartfelt's fabulous paper and die/stamp combo's, so I tweeted her and asked her what she thought and she really liked it ... gosh what a cool start to your Monday hey guys...

Here it is...
I took this board and coated it in white Gesso. Then I took a brick stencil and smoothed Grunge paste through it just in the lower right corner and I made sure I finished it uneven so the edge was broken and aged, even slipping slightly, silently into the still clear water a tiny piece at a time (ooo creative writing... gets this from my son hehe)

I applied layers of Fresco finish Acylic paints at a time, drying in between. Next, colouring the wall, keeping it to an aged old brick feel. Stamping leaves around the edge to frame my design came next and added the post and flowers all handmade. Adding liquid pearl in droplets to make the design dimensional (touchy feelly) to us helps it to really stand out.
I stamped 'beautiful day' and made it look like it was hanging from the post by raising it up on foam and wrapping the hanging bits around the post and colouring them with gold wax.
I loved this project and  this way of using paints, you can get a refection in the water and blend so nicely. The paints not only blend extremely well but they dry so quickly due to the chalky content, I wish I had every colour as it is a fabulous product as is all PaperArtsy and Leandra's.

So this is a special post to showcase this fabulousness and I will see you all soon, any new guys feel free to join up and stay; I would love to have you here, so Welcome!

I have another post I made and blogged some time back but as this is predominantly Fresco and crackle glaze I thought I would just include the pics.
Again, used the paints and air dry clay here through an embossing folder first before painting it (do not run air dry clay through any of your machines)

Thank you for stopping by my little blog, feel free to leave me some comments as I always love that and it keeps your feet firmly on the floor too.

Love as always with crafty hugs.




  1. Kim just another wonderful stunning work of art!
    XOXO SanDee1899

  2. Beautiful texture in your canvas...and gorgeous colors, too!

  3. Loving all of your designs Kim:) just all the textures that you have created for these projects:)Take care!
    Hugs Nikki x

  4. Love all your shades of blue here, Kim! Has such an icy feel to it; pretty!