I am going 'brayer' crazy this week!
I hadn't planned to do any crafting this week at all as I had a lot of posts to write up. I decided that the PaperArtsy challenges this week were too interesting to put aside. It had ocurred to me that the best thing to do was jot down the ideas and work on them in a week or two (if I had time), but with that comes the chance that I will never get round to doing it...so I took the time to play a little.
This was inspired by everything! The brayer, stamping, attaching text tissue paper and stamped tissue paper, using the brayer to roll acrylic paint onto stamps....I piled it all into one creation!
First I covered a piece of cardboard with Gesso and the stuck some Tim Holtz tissue wrap strips over it with Matte multi-medium. You can see traces of them here under the paint - I usually lose those pieces of stuck on text completely during this kind of work...but this time they didn't vanish!
Then I began to add some Fresco Paints with the brayer....Pumpkin Soup, Smoked Paprika, Blood Orange and Hey Pesto with some DecoArt Turquoise as well.
I then stamped various stamps including swirls, letters, numbers with Space Cadet and Snowflake Fresco Paint. I also added some more stamps with black Archival ink.
I added the face from the Stampers Anonymous set, having first stamped it on tissue paper with black Archival ink then glued it into place using matte Muliti-Medium
I used some Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters and painted them in the Decoart Turquoise paint and then covered them with DecoArt one step crackle. When dry I covered them with Walnut Stain DI and wiped it away to enhance the cracks.
I attached the word ART above the head and then added the words "means something different to each of us" in different text. Using Chit Chat stickers, Label Letters and some stamped text smudged with Walnut Stain DI.
I did some very light spritzing with Dylusions Sprays in Melted Chocolate and White Linen
I then blended some Walnut Stain around the edge of the cardboard to add some shading.
I really enjoyed making this! It isn't my usual style at all but my New Year resolution for my crafts was to to explore new techniques and learn.....I am not saying I have mastered using paints with a brayer and certainly there are bits that didn't go as well as I had thought....but it was such joy to just create.
I am joining in with Simon Says this week who are asking for things beginning with 'A' -
My 'A' is for 'Art' - It of course does mean something different for everyone, but for me, while making this creation it meant 'Absolutely wonderful FUN'!
Thanks so much for being here