Sunday, 14 June 2015

Playing with Paint

I decided to experiment with different paints but tried to use the same colours. I chose to paint an mdf plaque and a #8 manila tag. As you can see I chose blue and orange starting with the DecoArt Multi Surface Satin paints. The blue is called true blue and the orange is 2 coats of neon with a coat of pumpkin patch over the top.

This is the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paints in Legacy which is the blue and heritage which is the orange.

And my third choice, Dylusions in London Blue and Squeezed Orange.

Here are the mdf plaques side by side in the same order as above, Multi Surface, Chalky & Dylusions.

And the tags side by side, again same order.

And then the fun began as I wanted to see how they stamped. These are the DA multi surface.

More Dina stamps with the new Finn brick wall stamped in archival on the Dylusions paints.

And finally the DecoArt Chalky Finish paints again incorporating Dina's images.

Here are all the mdf plaques lined up.

And the tags side by side, multi surface, chalky & Dylusions.

And finally the plaques with the corresponding tags underneath.

After all that I don't have a preference, they all work perfectly well on the mdf and on the manila tags and as you can see, the stamping on each turned out fine.

Next I think I need to mix the different products with each other and see how they blend together.


Helen said...

You've had a great play day, Sam - love your experiments; and I look forward to seeing the mixing you do next time!

Lin said...

you have been a busy bee..I agree they all work well xxx

chrissie said...

Love it when you compare and contrast things Sam. All of these look wonderful and the two colours together look terrific

Hope your day went well

Love Chrissie xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They all look great, thanks for sharing the results of your experiments.

craftimamma said...

Looks like your play with various paints was a huge success Sam. These are all fabulous. Love the colours (which I would have been too cowardly to use together) and the stamps you used are on my wish list, lol!

Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Sam these look amazing. A really fab idea and great colour combination xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely fantastic! Looks like you had fun! xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous! xx

Sandy said...

I love your sense of adventure!! I am reminded by your post of just how much I like blue and orange together! Well done Sam!
Sandy xx

hazel said...

They're all wonderful Sam.
xxx Hazel.

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