Thursday, 12 February 2015

PaperArtsy Blog Challenge No.3 Paint

The challenge this time around is to use paint
... in Leandra's words -
"It doesn't matter what paint you use, 
just have some fun and try some ideas out!!"

Being completely devoid of any ideas of my own (!!)
I remembered recently watching some of Leandra's
YouTube videos about painting backgrounds and took
inspiration from this one in particular entitled

These are the paints I used

I did also use a few others (of different brands)
 although they were mainly dried up so didn't really work.
Here's the background I ended up with.

It's not as pretty as the one in the video, but I'm
pleased with it as a first attempt - and it's only
done on copy paper, so not bad really (for me!).

I covered two old coasters with some of it.

Stamped out a few images from the new set of 
wonderful stamps
by Clare Lloyd (ECL04 PaperArtsy).

I was ambitious at first and stamped a couple on
Aida fabric but didn't like how I coloured them (with paint),
so eventually settled for an image stamped on
card and coloured with watercolour pencils.

I stuck the chosen one onto one of the coasters
and that become the front cover of a post-it-note holder.

 There's even some of the background left over
for another project!

There are loads of wonderful examples
and another video all about this challenge
 on the PaperArtsy Blog.

Thanks for looking :)


Deborah said...

Well I think your background looks very pretty, Sherry. And I love her purple hair!

Алексровер Анна said...

Wow! Sherry, so beautiful palette, so great note book! The girl is pretty with her violet hair!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project Sherry, love your backgrounds and images.
Yvonne xx

Createology said...

Beautifully created and I simply LOVE her purple hair. The background is truly perfect. Creative Bliss Dear...

bracken sparkes said...

I love this, it's so quirky and fun. Exactly the thing I am likely to have around! Thanks for the inspiration. Xxx.

WendyK said...

Love the image and colours on your post it note holder.

Mrs A. said...

I do love the post it note holders you make. Still using the two that you sent me. I love the background you have made and look at you with purple hair!
Love it. hugs Mrs A.

Carol Plume said...

What a great piece... Great background and colours

Carol Plume said...

What a great piece... Great background and colours

Ira Huberts said...

I think your background looks pretty awesome Sherry and your leading lady is so pretty! Love it! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Clare Lloyd said...

Love what u have done with my new stamps designs, fab projects. X

Sarah B said...

your background is wonderful - and the girl is so pretty, love her hair ! xx

Anonymous said...

Love this. You've done a fab job and love how you made something practical... Reminds me I have a cheap notepaper holder to decorate... Might now know how I want to do it!
Thanks for sharing!
Aka catiecuddles

Jackie said...

Oh wow, I love your background, Sherry, and your finished Post-It holder is wonderful! I love how you transformed the coasters to create it. Jx

Margik said...

Hi Sherry! This is so fantastic. I love the background and the beautiful image. The colours are perfect!
Mar x

Trish said...

Wow, she is simply gorgeous! I love the colours and the background is superb

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

You didn't like your background???? What are you ? Crazy.... ??!! It's a beauty !!! I love the Clare stamp too. Re your fabric painting (there's a vid on that too) but you need to use fine weave fabric, much finer than aida, then you will get a great image. Using water helps the paint flow, too much and it will flood the fabric, too,little and the paint sits on top. Doesn't take long to suss it out. I use white cotton, usually curtain lining is ideal and cheap!

Carole Cometto said...

This project is fabulous, I love! where did buy you the new Paperartsy stamp, please? I have a crazy craving to have..

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow how cute is this little note book and wow the cover is super gorgeous. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Sherry said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments - and advice. I bought the stamps from That's Crafty

Handmade by Elaine said...

wow love this Sherry! fabulous background and the girl looks fabulous with purple hair :)