Thursday, 26 April 2018

Use patterned papers

HI it's Brenda with you today with a sample for the 'use patterned papers' theme. I used my trusty DecoArt media acrylic paints and did lots of colour mixing. You can see my palette and mixes below.

I took one of my media boards that Di cut me - they're 12.5 x 18 cms and are perfect for a smallish project but still with enough room for lots of layers and details.  This was an ideal time to get out those old papers that sit in boxes and cases in my room and I covered the board with my choice of  patterned paper using DecoArt decoupage sealer/glue.

I wanted this to be a bit more busy so added some colour and pattern with stencils, stamps and paint.

To create the last layer I took the text mask ....

.... and used blending foam to daub paint through it

You can make out most of the letters and numbers but I decided to grab a white posca pen and draw round some of them to make them clearer.

Hmmm ..... the white is a bit bright so I mixed a dirty glaze with a little paynes grey and satin varnish which and toned it down and sealed it at the same time.

Lastly came the embellishments all altered with the decoart paints.

Now you wouldn't know we started with patterned paper would you? But it gives a great first layer covering.

And here's my palette and mixed colours. Click on it to enlarge

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda 

Media Board (ask Di to cut you some of this size if you'd like to try them)
Alphabet Spaghetti stencil


Annie said...

Great alteration of the paper Brenda and I love all the other details too x Thanks for the inspiration xx

Huge hugs Annie x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks amazing! Love how you transformed the paper! Hugs, Chrisx

Twinkle said...

Nice post. Interesting images. Thanks for sharing the post.

butterfly said...

Love the layers you've added to the design paper - the stencilled layer is just fabulous.
Alison x