This project was all about the paint, Fresco Finish paint. I started by covering a canvas with some 12x12 scrapbooking paper, making a bit of a collage which I stuck down using Claudine Hellmuth's Matt Medium.
I'm a little bit in love with big foam stamps at the moment as they are fantastic for adding interesting layers. I used two different ones here, one giant leafy one that I got from Leandra at Paperartsy and the other one is a Donna Downey one. I applied some Honey Dew Fresco Finish paint to the stamp with some cut'n'dry foam and printed it on top of the matt medium along with some stencilled images too. When dry, more layers of paint were added, this time I used a baby wipe to apply my paint, that way, I get nice, splodgy patterns.
Now for the embellishments. This was one of those white and very pretty windows by Prima and one of Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts as a window sill. I painted it with Chocolate Pudding Fresco and added some Classic Treasure Gold for highlights. The image is a Lynne Perrella one (LP008) and I coloured this with my trusty Prismacolor pencils.
Another Lynne Perrella image, this one is from LP004
The main image here is from LP001 and is one of my favourite Lynne Perrella images.
I hope you can see the texture on this arch (the arch kit is by 7 Gypsies and the trim at the bottom by Tando Creative) it was achieved with another old favourite.... Ferro which I applied with a palette knife. I then sprayed it with some Fresco paint that I watered down in a spray bottle and sprayed over the texture. When dry, I rubbed some Classic and Spanish Copper Treasure Gold over the high points. If you haven't got any Treasure Gold yet, you need to get some of this stuff, it's a seriously amazing product!!! I use it on everything, it makes everything look rich and luscious.
The doors had the Ferro treatment too, only this time the Ferro was scraped through a stencil before all the paint was applied.
I really enjoyed making this piece, I just need to go and tidy up the mess that I made in the process!! In case I am not back here before the end of the year, I would just like to wish each and everyone of you a very happy and creative new year.