Monday, 28 March 2011

Fresco Finishes and Distress Stains

If you have not yet experienced some of the new Paperartsy Fresco Finish paint, you need to get your hands on some of this stuff as it is amazing. It is an all purpose paint, can be used on any surface and is also an outdoor paint. I've got lots of techniques up my sleeve for this paint but I just wanted to show you a technique that I have used many times over quite a few years. I have to admit that it isn't my own original technique but having been using it for 5 or 6 years and I have to admit that I don't know who to give the credit to.....shame on me, but it is a great technique and it works beautifully with the new paint and Distress Stains. Squirt a blob of paint on to your craft sheet, I used Snowflake for these examples. Using a paint brush, streak a small amount of paint over a tag, you do need to make sure you leave some of the tag showing through or the effect will not show.

Thoroughly dry the paint with your heat gun and select a couple of colours of Distress Stains, for this sample I selected Wild Honey and Fired Brick.


Start with the light colour first and spread over the tag.

Sparingly add the second colour on select areas making sure not to cover the complete tag.
Take a baby wipe and blend. It's a fabulous technique and really fast too.
For the tag below, I stamped some Paperartsy images with Black Archival ink, added a couple of bits of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and die cut some metal embellishments using the new Paperartsy Hardware die and Dark Chocolate metal from Ten Seconds Studio. These were edged with a TSS embossing wheel and some of the chocolate paint was then removed with a swish of alcohol ink. A few Idea-ology embellishments to finish and Bob's your uncle......fabby, fast tag!!
Here's a few more variations.
I'll show you how to paint the metal flowers with the paint and Stains another day, that's another very cool technique.
Have a fun day......I'll be back soon with an update on baby Sebastian.

Lin


EDIT......sorry folks, today's post was very rushed, I forgot all the links but everything is available on the website www.lbcrafts.com and yes, it will all be available at Ally Pally.

17 comments:

Helen said...

I am not meant to be on blogger as I am at work, but I couldn't resisit checking this out!

KAT said...

I've used this paint technique many times but going direct to paper or blending the ink on... Using the stains is a nice twist! Thanks for sharing!

Minxy said...

Oh i want these paints, love all the samples.. works so well with the stains..Will you have the paint at ally pally Lin?

Netty said...

Oooh you little temptress with all your wonderful new products.....am trying so hard to resist......

Anonymous said...

Beautiful technique and lovely decorated tags.
Margriet

Yours Artfully said...

Today's post was a very rushed post, forgot to put in all my links!!! Everything is available on the website www.lbcrafts.com and yes, it will all be available at Ally Pally.

Lin

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, I am loving the looks of this. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

Gillian said...

Can't wait to try these Fresco paints, loving the technique and tags in your post. See you at Ally Pally.

Daniele said...

my daughter brought me some paints for mothers day and they are lovely, like the technique you've shown us but that will mean more spending.....oh well never mind, I'll drop a hint to my son....lol
have a great week
hugs

whyducks said...

Stunning

Larisa said...

Great tags!! What the nice inks! I have never seen the ones in bottle but in pads only. Love these ones! Where did you get them from? I wish I had whatever like this.
Love your creation!!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

They are gorgeous & that is such a cool technique.

Liz said...

love the tags

Susanne said...

Lovely tags and the technique is so cool...have to try this. Thank´s for sharing!

Tiny Timmy To Tall said...

These are gorgeous!!!! And congrats on the new grandson... I'm so glad he's doing well!!!

Dragon said...

Really lovely as always... I just MUST learn to do those metal flowers... they are SO on my wish list... please can i learn when I see you soon!!!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Von said...

what a great background !!!
Von x