Saturday, 20 October 2012

A Textured Heart


I was making a shopping list for Sunday over at PaperArtsy and I remembered I'd bought the puff paint at the Harrogate show.  So being very brave I challenged myself to use my new blue shades of Fresco paint and the puff paint.  I gave the mdf heart a coat of gesso and applied the puff paint and heated it.  It did as it said and puffed up!!  I gave it a coat of beach hut and wasn't that impressed, so I touched it up with some south pacific, hmm...still not that impressed and the puff paint appeared to get lost.  I then lost it and added some green (hey pesto), it still didn't enhance the puff paint..hmmmm...  So then I took some bubble wrap and used it with the pumpkin soup.  Took a white posca pen and outlined the shapes.  Still not that impressed and then I remembered the treasure gold (olive bronze) I also picked up at the Harrogate show.  So I went for it and used some over the puff paint and WOW what a difference it made, it's fantastic stuff. Well you can see it for yourself on the photo.

17 comments:

happyDiane said...

ok, I have some of that puff paint somewhere...you did a fantastic job with it,a very pretty little piece.

Minxy said...

Neato, I like the circled bubble wrap effect and the puff paint looks quite rustic. x

Deborah said...

You've reminded me, I have white and black puff paints...somewhere. Love the colours on your heart - really striking.

Marianne said...

Lovely autumn heart! Great mushrooms and lovely puff paint!! Hugs,
Marianne

Carol Q said...

I really like that Sam, especially the puff paint texture.

Cath Wilson said...

Looking good, Sam x

Carol B. said...

Great job! I like the texture of the puff paint and using the bubble wrap gave a nice effect.

All mixed up maz said...

Great heart sam loving the puff paint.

Buttons said...

SO glad you persevered with this and kept adding those layers. It is truly superb Sam. You really are on fire lately - inspired by Harrogate no doubt. Looking forward to the next project already. Hugs, Buttons x

Paula Whittaker said...

Looks like youve hit on to a great way of creating backgrounds - fab creation Sam.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Beautiful!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...super heart Sam, great colours and textures...Mel :)

chrissies said...

Great colours on this heart Sam and you worked so hard to make it look special. Terrific stamps you used as well.

Happy Birthday!

Love Chrissie xx

Von said...

Love it to bits Sam :)
Von ♥

butterfly said...

Scrumptious mushroom heart... sounds as though you're maybe at Doncaster today (Sun), in which case I hope you're having a blast... and I hear from Neet that it's your birthday, so I hope it's doubly great!
Alison x

Julia S-W said...

Wow, love this heart and the layers of colour work brilliantly. Really interested in this Treasure Gold - think I'll have to investigate that one! Great piece Sam.
Juliaxx
You've been sooooo busy with wonderful results - sorry I was so behind! x

hazel said...

A fabulous heart, I love the textures and the lovely colours.
xxx Hazel.

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