Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Artbar Blended Backgrounds


Over at the PaperArtsy blog they are having weekly guest designers, so this week I decided to have a play along with Helen's warped windows. For full instruction of the technique check here.

I used Artbars instead of the Portfolio pastels as I don't have any.  They blended lovely but they didn't work the same over the painted stencilled diamonds, so thanks to Clare's suggestion, I painted them instead.  I used pumpkin soup fresco paint.


And this was the second one using the reverse as in the original post.  I used the Artbar colours red (A05), orange (A04) and blue (A11) and pumpkin soup fresco paint for the yellow!!


15 comments:

Marianne said...

Lovely tags!! Great colours and stamps and the backgrounds are amazing! The nice fibers complete the picture!
Hugs,
Marianne

Paula Whittaker said...

loving the colour combination. Nice tags Sam.

Buttons said...

To be honest Sam I love both of them! Love what you've done - I'll have to go and see this technique now. Hugs, Jenny x

Alison said...

Fantastic tags Sam, I love the colours!
Alison xxx

Deborah said...

Art bars work really well, colours amazing. Love the first one especially.

Trish said...

They are both really lovely - bold and bright!

butterfly said...

Yummy stuff, back and front... the world's gone Fresco mad, hasn't it?!
Alison x

chrissies said...

Super colours and images Sam-both terrific tags.

Love Chrissie xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow great contrast in the colours and that image is great
Hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Love these Sam, gorgeous strong colours. I couldn't get my pastels to go over paint either so I've improvised too :-) xx

Gillian .... said...

The Artebars have worked well Sam, love the yummy colour combo. Thanks for joining in the PA fun!

Neet said...

Love these, absolutely wonderful!
Hugs, Neet xx

Helen said...

Love the colours you've used on these and the stamps - might have to get that set!
Helen

Minxy said...

Great tags, love the colour choice

Art Journey said...

Sam! These are brill! I love the colours you have used on these two, they are truly beautiful works of art! Love them!!

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