Thursday, 4 April 2013

Paperartsy Inspiration - Fresco with shrink plastic and perfect pearls!!!!

Hi all, I have spent the last few days enjoying playing around for the Paperartsy Inspiration Challenge and this week the designer is Michelle Webb and she is amazing.  Her first inspiration this week is a tag using Fresco paint and perfect pearls. I don't use perfect pearls much and so I decided to take my time and have fun, problem is I completely went off slightly doing my own thing lol.  Did you know you can use fresco paint with shrink plastic?  It becomes all crackly when shrunk and has loads of texture.  Also Fresco paints look fab on black card and looks great mixed with perfect pearls lol.

So here goes for pictures galore lol, my tag has a hidden background almost, as I used perfect pearls as well as the paint and inkpads which mean that when you look one way it looks like a typical background the other way it pops lol

I used Fresco paint Eggplant, Lilac and both mixed
together and blended over the card, I next
stamped the flower from ELB01 onto black card, while
that dried I stamped the script from HP1006 in versamark
over the tag and then used perfect pearls turquoise over it.
I then stamped the script and swirl from above stamp set in
archival jet black and eggplant.  I stamped the leaf in
versamark and added the perfect pearls and then the bubbles from
JOFY09 all over the rest of the tag.  I decided I wanted the 
leaves to pop more so I stamped it with beach hut and cosmic shimmer mica
powder and stamped this over the original leaves.  As
it is it's slightly offset  which means when you see
the mica it looks shaded, happy accident.

The flower I used a versamark pen and then again with
perfect pearls and then added micro beads. The hanging flower
was shrink plastic stamped with versamark and then two different perfect
pearls and then glossy accents.  The words I mixed eggplant, lilac and pearl,
then beach hut with pearl and stamped with a mix of colours on the stamp.
Below I show the edging and paints with shrink plastic :-)

Close up lots of layers

More layers, plus you can see the leaves better.
The edging was a mix of eggplant and lilac paint then emboss it dabber painted over the
top in areas and then UTEE tropic violet dipped in areas.

Close up :-) I painted the chain with the same mix of paints

Now I tested the UTEE violet on the cardstock first and 
it turned green as it's a cosmic shimmer on.  So I tried
painting over the top and then re embossing and where
the embossing powder is on top of the paint it turns a gorgeous lilac,
this is what I did on the side of the tag :-)
 Fresco paint stamped on black shrink plastic top left, how cool
is that texture, I then added satin glaze on top, the flower on the
top right is like the one on the tag but has satin glaze instead of glossy 
accents and the button is fresco paint dabbed on a piece of
black shrink plastic, then UTEE clear on top, the paint reacts
to the heat of UTEE and wow have you seen the texture, it's
amazing.  I think I'm going to do a form of background with the paints
and then in areas add the UTEE, and also if you add the crackle in the
other areas plus texture paste wow it should look fab :-)

Right I better be off, I bet your all bored now lol lol.  Happy Crafting :-) Hugs Kezzy xxx


Michelle Webb said...

Kezzy this is amazing! I LOVE it! The background mix of paper and mica powder is awesome. The shrink plastic flower is a clever idea. Love those experiments that turn out so well, and this has. Good luck with the draw. Michelle xx

Gillian .... said...

This is such a cool tag, great choice of colours, love the flower too. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge.

ionabunny said...

Great of you to do all this experimenting and then share it with us. Thanks. Love your tag

butterfly said...

Scrummy effects with the perfect pearls and with the shrink plastic - very cool!
Alison x

Michelle Webb said...

Well done on winning the draw. Michelle xx

ems84 said...

Can i ask you how you use the mica powders with the shrink plastic? Do you need to add versamark ink first, or does the powder need to be mixed with water?