Wednesday, 27 March 2013
What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 199? Ditress Paint
This post should really be called TESTING, TESTING 123...
I finally got hold of a batch of Distress Paint and they are truly wonderful! They are just so creative and unpredictable, that it makes them so enjoyable. It is a case of paint, spray with water and watch the magic happen!
At the back of my desk you can see a canvas that I first smeared with Gesso and let dry, then I added Mustard seed, Picked raspberry and Salty Ocean followed by a good spray of water and let it dry. So far so good, not sure where to from here...
Next I tried stamping with the colour Distress Paints onto black paper and fabric, they worked like a dream. Followed by Picket fence on the black paper which gives a lovely chalk board look.
I have also given each of the bottles a dab of colour on their lids so that I can see them easily in my box. The interesting thing is they dry 2 shades darker than when they are wet. Just an observation if you are trying to match colours up later for a repeat effect.
Finally I played in my Art Journal and used 3 colours, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves which I sprayed with water and closed the book to get the colour onto both pages. I then added the Keep Calm and Carry on Stencil with Black soot Distress ink over the top. I am yet to finish the page, but it has been fun so far. In the photo below you can see the marbled effect before I closed the book to spread the colour to the other page.
This is a lengthy post so I better get out of here and onto Julia's desk to see if you have linked up!
Thanks for the visit.