Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Painted Fragile Paper


I have another pattern for you. This time I painted layers onto fragile paper, in this case tissue. I used the brayer technique with Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics, as is my wont.


I started with 4 layers of paint (Haystack, Pumpkin Soup, Tango and London Bus), Haystack being the only opaque colour. In the beginning, the tissue felt very fragile indeed, but by the end of this stage it already felt tougher.

I decided to use the stamps that I handmade several months ago. Incidentally, to make my stamps, I drew an image of my own design onto some Speedball Speedy Carve, carved it carefully with lino cutters and mounted each one onto EZ Mount. Mmmm... circles...


I stamped onto the tissue using the fours colours in the background. I felt it needed a bit of a punch so I brought in some Claret. Here is a selection of photos taken through different stages of this process. 



Now it was time to knock it back. I used Snowflake with the largest script stamp that I had at the time, Paperartsy Eclectica 10 (ESN10) by Sara Naumann

And there we have it...


Love and peace x


I'm linking this up to Paperartsy's 2016 Topic 15: Patterns challenge after being inspired by a YouTube video which is featured on Paperartsy blogpost 2015 #1 Box Canvas (by Leandra)







5 comments:

  1. great hand made stamps, love your masterboard.

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    1. Thank you Helen. Not sure quite what I'll do with it yet. Maybe cover a canvas to start with x

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  2. Love this Wendy. Fab colours for today's heat and love your stamps too. Perfect for backgrounds! Tissue after a few layers of Frescos is amazingly tough and so useful.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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    1. Isn't it? I was quite surprised how it strengthens. Thanks Lesley x

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  3. Love this Wendy. Fab colours for today's heat and love your stamps too. Perfect for backgrounds! Tissue after a few layers of Frescos is amazingly tough and so useful.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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