Saturday, 25 January 2014

Abstract Art card - or just messing with paint and ink and loving it

This piece is inspired by Ellen Vargo who was GD this symester Paper Artsy Blog and this week she did some abstract art using a brayer to lay down paint.

I started with a postcard sized piece of card and loaded the brayer with Toad Hall Fresco Finish, then went in with Baltic Blue and finally Bora Bora.  I then went over with Beach Hut through a circles template, then Limelight through a leaves stencil.  I then used Grunge Paste through a harlequin stencil.


I then stamped the "dots" on ESN08 randomly in the hand with Teal Blue Stazon, and followed this with stamping the words from HP1006 in Deep Lagoon Versafine.

I then wafted some of the limelight over the GP and then highlighted it with Aquamarine TG.





At this point I realised I had stamped the text upside down, so I turned it round :) !

I stamped the flower and the moth in Crimson Red Versafine on white card and cut these out before attaching them to the base.






15 comments:

Helen said...

Love it Jax - that flower stamp is one of my faves!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is beautiful: lovely colour combo and brilliant stencilling. Julie Ann xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely layers, lovely finished effect. Well done. X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, that's a wonderful background, great texture.

craftimamma said...

This is really great Jax! Fab stencilling and love the 'wafted' Limelight on the Harlequin stencil. Lovely choice of stencils, stamps and colour.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Great layers & colours hunni. xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh love the colours and layers Jax and I love that stencil xx

Claire said...

Lovely project! Love the colours you've used and that stencil too! X

Darcy UK said...

Fab colour choices jax, I do think toad hall is an underused colour,it's good to see it being used.

massofhair said...

Am impressed by your wafting & love the description of how you applied your paint so delicately:-)

Stunning colours, beautiful blending of paints, layers & textures, so much to see & enjoy.

Flowers & moth look amazing using contrasting colour, just the right amount of pop :-) x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous colours combo and textures.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Love it Jax, there's nothing quite like paint to add some depth and strength to a piece

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Ohhh looks like you had fun Jax!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour combination & the layers look fab.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks amazing!

Lucy