Sunday, 12 August 2012

Paint Job No 2



This is another piece using acrylic paint,  fresco finish by Paper Artsy, which has a lovely chalky effect.  I've been meaning to paint this for about a year and I finally got around to it!  I painted over the previous work as it was easier than cutting a new piece of wood.


I used gesso to begin and then did various fresco finish colours and  their Crackle Glaze, followed by more fresco finish .  The fish are a Katzelkraft stamp which was done in black archival ink onto Paper Artsy crackly tissue paper, then painted on the back using the other colours of the same paint range.  Some of the translucent colours were painted carefully on the front so as not to lose the black details.  When dry white pain was applied to the back to make the colours stand out.  The fish were then applied to the background using their Satin Glaze both under and over the top.






The next step was applying white paint through various stencils/masks before adding black die cuts  (Sizzix and Tim Holtz) with matt medium to finish it off.  I went through so many highs and lows making this both being very disappointed at stages and then slightly pleased (!) but in the end I am happy with it, it's not perfect but neither am I.

Thanks for looking and any comments are always really appreciated.

Anne x


16 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous Anne xx Jan

Carol said...

This is beautiful Anne, a work of art. Carol x

jane stillman said...

stunning, and so worth all the work, looks fabulous on the wall x

Doreen said...

Beautiful creation,love the colours.xxx

Danie May said...

This is a wonderful project Anne I love the koi fish and your attention to detail in giving this work color and texture and interest has really paid off. Its a fabulous piece of art.

Dawn said...

This is great Anne! Love it!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Kate M said...

Well I think it's beautiful - love it!
Kate
xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Wow i love it xx Nicky

Kim x said...

Wow Anne you really have been a busy Girl.
Could you let me have your e-mail address(I won't publish the post) as my friend Anna would like to get in touch with you.
Thanks again for all the lovely comments that you have left me they are much appreciated.
hugs Kimx

Judie SL said...

this is gorjuss, nice to see you heading in a different crafty direction, i think im doing that as well lol, love your work darling xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wow!! This is dazzling here and I can only imagine how beautiful this piece is in person. Wonderful texture and colors!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a wonderful idea! I love all the different things you have used to decorate the piece! You have a great imagination and a great talent.
Huggles Lisa xxx

annemarks said...

thanks so much for all your kind comments :)

Lina McDermott said...

Anne this is fabulous. I love it. Lina x

Cathy A said...

Beautiful Mirror, this would be showcased in any home it is so pretty

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow what a fabulous idea and a gorgeous project, love the colours
Lindsay xx