Thursday, 11 April 2013

Paperartsy - ATC splat block with Fresco Paints!!!!

Hi all, just popping on to show you what I have done for the Paperartsy Inspiration Challenge and this week the designer is the amazing Helen Chilton.  She has been showing us lots of splatting with distress stains and doodling with white pen, she made a gorgeous picture block that can hold pictures or ATC's.
I decided to have a go, but I replaced the distress stains with Fresco Paints, yep you heard right, I cleaned out a splatter bottle and watered down the fresco paint and voila it worked.  I have to admit I wasn't sure it would but yet again Fresco has surprised me lol, everything I chuck at it, it always works :-)

These are the bottles I used, I poured the stain that was in there into a spare bottle and gave it a good clean out, then put a small amount of water in the bottle and then smoked paprika Fresco paint and Beach hut in the other (the link takes you to the Paperartsy shop to the fresco section).  I did do random tests on paper first before I used it on my project.  To make the beach hut slightly darker I added a hint of inky pool :-)


The rest was following Helen's tutorial apart from the stamps etc.  All the stamps I used are at the bottom.  On the block I had painted my houses in london bus fresco paint twice, I found I lost some of the detail of the stamped image, not much as this colour is translucent, so I went around in black pen.  On the ATC I drew around my stamp, painted the red then stamped on top which I liked a lot better :-)



Lots of close ups :-)





Initially all the way through I kept thinking I'm going to end up putting it in the bin, but in the end I quite like it, it's certainly quirky and unique lol.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Recipe
Paperartsy stamps - mini ATC (on back forgot to take a picture!), Bricks and Mortar 2, Swirls & Curls 1, Clocks 1 (script in background on block), Squiggly minis 20 and 15
Paperartsy paper - EEk I think it was called Thornton Hall (used for ATC house)
Paperartsy Fresco paint - snowflake, london bus, smoked paprika, beach hut, limelight, inky pool.
Archival ink pad - jet black, monarch orange, aquamarine
White sharpie pen and sakura black pen


11 comments:

margaret said...

That is lovely Kezzy, love the colours and white pen work Margaret

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love it, Kezzy, and I love that you used the Frescos! Was it difficult to screw the wire into the wood? What white pen did you use? I have finished mine, just need to get it uploaded tomorrow,

Lucy x

Helen said...

Just perfect, Kezzy!! I love that wire that you've used - did you do that or is it purchased? I love it. Am I repeating myself?!! your colours are great.. I love it...

Helen said...

This is fantastic - hat a clever idea to use the Frescos.
Helen

Julie Ann Lee said...

I have just started a craft blog myself and I think yours is amazing - so well presented and dazzling. I'm in awe. I love the way you photographed this project - really colourful!

ionabunny said...

Love the brights and the white. Great wire squiggle. Lovely project

Sue said...

This is brilliant Kezzy, love the splats and the colours and the wire and just everything lol xx

Trish said...

It's beautiful - I love the zany colours!

aworkofheart said...

Kezzy this is so whimsical and fun, I just love the bright colors. Well I just love the whole thing. Brilliant! Hugs, Cathryn

Craftyfield said...

Great project, colourful and quirky, love the crazy wire too...

Lucy Edmondson said...

Just popped back again to say, I am so sorry I had also made a mannequin! I would love to see yours! It is so maddening when that happens!

Lucy x