Sunday, 12 April 2015

Playing With Paint

I've recently joined the Deco Art Blogger Outreach Program and have received some fabulous paints from them. It's also made me realise how many of their wonderful products I have in my stash already. I've been having a play today, and made a masterboard which I've turned into tags.

I started with lots of Multi Surface Satins, and Media paints and a water spritzer and dragged the paint around with the end of a paintbrush.
Added some stenciling with the fab Media paint sprays, and some Dina Wakley stencils, and a little background stamping with a Stampotique text stamp.
A little bit more Dina Wakley stamping, and that's my grungy masterboard all done.

Now to chop it up...
I stamped the Dina stamp with the DecoArt Gesso.
Then overstamped in Archival ink. This looks really nice, some of the colours have come through the gesso, and also show through the ink.
More DW stamps, the main image has been stamped in black gesso. This is the first time I've ever used black gesso and I love it, it's just so - black! A white stabilo pencil to outline the words, and  I dabbed around the edges with quinacrinone gold (one of my favourites).
Same again, with green gold around the edge.
Bit of a pattern forming lol this one has quinacrinone magenta around the edge - another of my favourites.

And all together for another page for my tag book.
I'm entering this into 
The Mirror Crack'd challenge, make and use a masterboard, 
That's Crafty which is grunge, grunge, grunge, and Stamps and Stencils first challenge which is anything goes.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Wonderful tags, love how you made them from your fab masterboard- Hugs, Valerie

  2. Looking good, love the stamping with black gesso will try that especially over acrylic paint as you've got such a good print.
    Amanda x

  3. Fabulous tags Sue ! Particularly love the heart one ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  4. I love the DecoArts black gesso, next you need the black modeling paste, it's absolutely lush xxx

    Love your gesso stamped image and over stamped with archival and of course you've used some of my fave stamps so you've won me over.

    Congrats on being accepted to the DABOP xxx

  5. Stunning! I love this Sue,beautifully made and looking very artsy. The Decoart paints really are very yummy aren't they ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. I love DecoArts ANYTHING, but, especially, their paints! I just can't seem to have enough of them. Beautiful tags art from you today, Sue!

  7. Love your tags Sue! The backgrounds are wonderful and the effect from the gesso stamping and the overstamping with the archival ink is great! Congratulations on joining the Deco Art Blogger Outreach program!

  8. Wow! These are fantastic Sue! I love the backgrounds & yes, black gesso is a wonderful thing. :)

  9. Congratulations on being accepted onto the DABOP Sue, must try the stamping with the black gesso as it looks so amazing. Great to see your master board coming together and your Tags are simply stunning :-) xxx

  10. Loving your Masterboard, it has everything I would expect in a piece like this. Using it to create the tags is perfect, they look great. Thank you for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd. Angela x

  11. Wonderful masterboard , Sue and you have created amazing tags with that. Love them all!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Mirror Cracked challenge this month

  12. Great masterboard created with your DecoArt products - I love them too! Your tags are fab but my favourite just has to be the heart one. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x

  13. Fabulous masterboard!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Mirror Crack'd!

  14. lovely masterboard Sue! like every detail:0)
    thanks for joining our challenge at TMC!
    grtz Jolanda


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