Time for my second DT piece this month at Country View Challenges. Our theme this month is Painty Pleasures and what a fabulous array of projects we have been treated to this month by my wonderful DT colleagues and the wonderful challenge submissions.
Paints are still a little bit new to me and this is my first real canvas using paints, but the Paper Artsy Fresco Paints are just wonderful to work and I can really recommend them if you are thinking of trying paints for the first time. As you will see they can be used to cover just about anything!
I started off with my canvas - it is small! (5" x 5") and created a bit of texture in the opposite corners with some Grunge Paste and my (heavily used) Diamond template. I then just played around with painting and layering Pansy, Orchid and Vintage Lace Frescos until I was happy with it. I used a brush this time in order to put it the paint on a little more thinly. What I love about Frescos is that you can just keep applying or taking off what you don't want - great for beginners! Finally I very lightly brushed some Snowflake Fresco over the textured diamonds.
Next the stamping - I used Vibrant Violet Staz On on tissue paper - thankfully not as vibrant as I was expecting!
I used the Vintage Lace Fresco Paint on the metal - the chalky finish is just perfect for this hit and miss effect and then finally some of the ivy leaves from the new Tim Holtz Spring Greenery die (just loving this die!).
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you find time to join us in our challenge - there is still another week.