Thanks for dropping in.
Wednesday’s blog is something new.
For who? For you? For me?
Well, this week we launched the Paperartsy Chalk Paints at Clarity.
They have been around a while, and I have loved them for a while.
So today I thought I’d have a play with one of my all time favourite stencils, The Town Stencil, because they are shouting to be aged.
Crackled, in fact.
I want to get that really old English Wattle and Daub effect,
so we shall see...
Pick some paint. I picked
Love the names!
Straight on the artwork
and spread it around with one of our stencil brushes.
Excellent for this paint!
Let it dry, or help it along with a heat gun.
Next comes a thin layer of Crackle glaze.
I used a blending tool with the cut n dry sponge applicator,
because I wanted to stay on the top of the houses
and not get into the recesses.
Special Offer on these until after the NEC
or we sell out. Whichever comes first...
See how you just hit the top?
Again, let dry, or help along...
Now you have to know that I am learning as I am doing here,
and I have to figure out the amounts of paint and glaze,
just as you do....
So I have added a Metallic paint Old Gold, to see what will happen.
Again, I wanted to stay on the top and not go into the recesses.
Blending tool is brilliant for that, I conclude!
There is a little crackle appearing, very subtle.
Very, very very subtle.
Like it, and it does look very cool.
But I want to see what might happen if we used
more glaze and MORE paint.
So let’s add another second coat of crackle glaze;
not quite so thin this time.
And let’s try a little Cheesecake,
so we can see the effect better....
Well, in the name of research and development, here goes!
Wishing she’d put the stencil on first,
before she slapped the paint on.
Hey ho. Next time...
Ahh, now that’s more like it!
It really does look like Wattle and Daub.
I should know; we live in a house made of it!
Now to adjust the colour a little....
Will it take Distress ink colour?
Wipe it back to reveal the stained houses.
I have taken a craft scalpel and scratched away some of the Grunge Paste in the recesses, too. Round the windows and rooftops.
It just creates more depth.
This was a good arty session.
I have worked out how to crackle paint and how to crackle paint on a raised texture paste image.
I call that a good morning’s work;
Wattle and Daub for real!
And I have double-glazed some listed buildings!
You want to try that in the real world !!
I don’t think you need double-glazing though.
Just a thicker coat.
(Of the top paint, and don’t keep going over it)
Just have a little peep where we started out...
For the entire selection of
Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints and Glazes,
And before you ask, yes.
They work brilliantly on the Gelli Plate.
And yes. You can do the peel-off-several-layers-of-paint-at-the same-time-Gelli-Plate-trick perfectly.
I will blog it soon. xx
Must get to work now...