Today I managed to grab a couple of hours in my studio and have a bit of a play with my new set of Limited Edition Fresco paints
I love all these new colours but Hint of Mint.....what can I say......It's beautiful and I want to paint everything with it!!!!!
My project today started with a heart shaped piece of greyboard which Leandra had cut for me for a previous project, and lots of buttons. We all have a button tin don't we???? Mine seemed particularly full of pink and lemon ones which I know I will never use, so I decided this was a good way to find a home for a few of them. They are stuck down with some matt medium.
Now to get some texture. Still using my matt medium, I stuck down some crumpled tissue paper.
When it was dry, I painted everything with a Hint of Mint Fresco, using quite a stiff paintbrush so that I could make sure the paint got into all the little hidey holes. When this was dry, I sprayed a few squirts of watered down Evergreen (50/50 water and paint) in the centre of the heart followed by a light mist of plain water to help move the paint around all the texture.
I found a few embellishments that also got the Hint of Mint treatment followed by a touch of Spanish Topaz Treasure Gold
I love the effect of the darker Evergreen paint sitting in the dippy bits of the tissue paper. I will definitely use this technique again.
Don't forget, it's The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking show this weekend at Alexandra Palace. The PaperArtsy guys have a stand there which will be full of all the latest stamp releases. Leandra and Jo will be demonstrating on Saturday and I will be joining Leandra on Sunday. It's a great show, I hope you will join us for some arty fun and retail therapy.