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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Playing with paint again

I went for my interview this afternoon and although I thought it had gone quite well, I got the dreaded phone call telling me that I had been unsuccessful. Never mind more time to craft.


To cheer myself up I decided to have another play with my Paint Fusion set. It is a combination of rubber stamps, all separate leaves, flower heads, stems and other bits and pieces with acrylic paints and instructions to paint in a style similar to folk art, but with a modern twist and some easy to achieve effects.


First thing I decided to paint was this little trinket box. I base coated then added a crackle effect. Then I stamped some leaves over the top and down across side and front. This was a little tricky, but I placed the stamp on the desk, inked it up and brought the box down on top of the stamp, an unusual way but it worked.


 Next I painted the leaves and then the blackberries using my thumb and a pencil eraser. I told you this was a different slant on folk art.


To finish the box I distressed around the edges using some blue ink




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6 comments:

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Sue, WOW! this is amazing. You have made such a wonderful creation, love the fab paint techniques.

Donna x

Copse said...

Hi Sue, I saw this Paint Fusion on C & C over the weekend, looks fab and I love what you've done with the box.. Kaz

dreamstar said...

Sorry to hear you didnt get the job but hey who cares when you can spend the day making that beautiful box. lovely work

Linda said...

Oh this is beautiful Suzy,
Looking forward to being on the team with you.
Linda
SSDS

Kendra said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get the job, but what a great way to cheer yourself up! It's lovely! Thanks for leaving me a comment!

Anesha said...

Love your box, you are using your set to get effect!!!

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