Thursday, 2 August 2012

And more paint!

Thought I would share the second project that I made on Wednesday and yes, I know it's more paint (Fresco Finish Paint) and yes, I did use PaperArtsy stamps again but they are the things I love. The paint is just so versatile, I can do so much more with a bottle of paint than I can with an ink pad! Having said that, it has taken me many years to realise this but there is no way on earth, I could produce something like this project with ink. Paint allows me to put down many layers which makes the project very interesting to look at as well as to make.

I stamped one of the new PaperArtsy botanical minis on five small individual pieces of calico with Rangers Archival Jet Black ink and heat set them all. I watered down some paint and used them like watercolours to paint in the images and heat set them again.

As I had five pieces of fabric and decided to paint two of them with Beach Hut, two with Hey Pesto and the last one with Pumpkin Soup. Again, the paint was watered down and I applied a wash of colour around the painted image and allowed the colour to just flood over the rest of the fabric. After heat setting again, I added another layer of paint around the edges for a shaded effect.

I took some masking tape, tore it into strips and applied it randomly over over my image so that I could stamp some script and splatters on the fabric without stamping on the flowers.

Instead of stamping a background on this one, I sponged some paint through some sequin waste.

For the third panel, I sponged some paint through a stencil as well as stamping some script and I think this is probably my favourite panel.

The fourth panel is a repeat of panel two.

The fifth panel is a repeat of panel one.

My background has two layers. I took a sheet of Claudine Hellmuth's sticky backed canvas and applied  three/four layers of paint, drying each layer before applying the next. I sponged some paint through a selection of Crafters Workshop stencils and dried this before adding another layer of paint to edge the piece. Once this was dry, I stitched all my panels to the canvas with my sewing machine.

My canvas was mounted on a piece of greyboard that I covered with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap which also had the paint treatment.

I added a few embellishments to finish off the piece which also had a touch of paint so they were in keeping with the muted look of the whole piece.

This post has taken me ages to type as the swimming has more of my attention than my laptop!!! Also been watching some re-runs of todays events.......way to go team did great today!


Kathyk said...

And how fabulous did it turn out - I am soooooo impressed. Hope you enjoyed the swimming too!


Helen said...

I haven't picked up a stamp pad or paint bottle for a week now!! I love this - simply stunning!

Elaine said...

Love this and those botanical stamps are gorgeous. Not get much crafting done here either!!

finnella03 said...

Lin this is so lovely. It is a great way to bring so many lovely techniques together. And they are bought together in such a lovely way, and with the more usual Lin colours than yesterday. You are such an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is stunning, I love the background.

Anna Parry said...

Love this Lin and quite unusually I actuall have all the kit to try it myself only problem: where donip put sewing machine? Off to dig out my calico... :)

Alexandra said...

Wow, this is fabulous Lin. Beautiful colours, gorgeous images and wonderful textures. I love it.

Rebecca said...

Love this piece Lin and I know what you mean with the Olympics; :) didn't we do well..
Happy craftin

inkypinkycraft said...

This is so wonderful, just love also the various pieces and panels and colours! Trace x
Can you tell me what fabric to paint and stamp on as would loveto have a go? Trace x

kath said...

absolutely stunning project linda and woohooo go team proud of them all...hugs kath xxx

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Trace,

YOu just need to get some calico or fine weave cotton. If you have an old sheet, pillow case or shirt, that will fit the bill nicely.


Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Lin, love the colours and the stamping and paint, all of it really ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Hi Lin, Long time no talk, I just love what you are doing with the fabrics and I am sure you are going to love your City & Guilds course, but you will walk it, of course! I too am enjoying the olympics and can't wait for track and field today. Have a great birthday next week.
Lynne S (Oxford)

Trish said...

Hi Lin, That is really lovely!
You have inspired me to use my (fresco) paints a lot more, and as you say, they are so versatile for layering!

Daniele said...

what a wonderful panel, think I'm going to have to get some more of those paints.....inspiration
have a lovely weekend

Dallying Debz said...

This is lovely Lin. Being retired if definetely suiting your artiness! x

Brenda Brown said...

Just fabulous Lin. Love every one of the panels.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Hilda said...

Well, that has definitely made my mind up for me and I have ordered those Botanical stamps, I can resist no longer lol!!!!! One of the greatest joys of retirement is having time to do the things you enjoy most. Will you be going to Stevenage next week?? If so, hope to see you these

Yours Artfully said...

Sorry Hilda, I'm not going to be at Stevenage this time around. Glad to hear that you've ordered your stamps though. You'll love them!


Ryn Tanaka said...

Hello Lin, this project is beautiful! I love your use of fabric and stitching mixed with the images and paint!