Friday, April 3, 2015

PaperArtsy Blog Post with Lynne Perrella Stamps and Grunge Paste

 One more time for me over on the
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bright new colors in the Fresco Paints!
Bougainvillea, China, and Lavender are just WOW!

This time our theme is Grunge Paste......and that stuff is amazing!

I decided on a Journal Page for this project using Lynne Perrella stamps LPC033.

 This is Grunge Paste that has been stamped into, dried and them layered with several different colors of Fresco Paint.
Then it is sanded down. My goal was to create a vintage stone-carved building effect for the background used during the era of Kings and castles.

I added Treasure Golds to the pages, some tinted Grunge Paste with a stencil and sanded down again. I rubbed archival inks into sections at a time and then removed most with a baby wipe. (This picture is before I removed a lot of the color)

The Lynne Perrella stamps are used on plain chipboard that I painted with Snowflake Fresco first. This ensures you'll get a true and bright layer with your colors. And YES, these new colors are just this BRIGHT!

The swatches of color are just randomly painted on a 4x6 piece of chipboard, then all the images were stamped and cut out. To brighten the background up a bit, I added a harlequin stencil with Snowflake in spots. 

A lot of the Treasure Golds have been removed with the baby wipes. But here you can see some of the Treasure Brass and Rose Quartz that added a purplish hue to the background. The same small script stamp I used in the Grunge Paste was used with black ink as the last layer before adding the pictures. 

I REALLY had fun with this piece. Lots of adding and removing of color, Treasure Golds, inks, and paints to get the results I am very pleased with. The painting on the chipboard and stamping was the easiest part! 

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Helen said...

It's just gorgeous, Linda. Such beautiful bright colours against your grunge paste background. love it!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your journal pages are really gorgeous! the background is awesome and the panels have gorgeous color.

mamablitger said...

Linda your journal spread today is fabulous. Waw what an awesome job you did on this. LOVE the colors ! And the way you set up the panels is just excellent. It looks so exciting.
Thank you for sharing . Hugs from Monica... Spain

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing linda I love that stone effect!

Lucy x

Pamellia said...

Wow, gorgeous pages Linda!! I love the amazing texture in your background the the beautiful bold colours of your 'stained glass' pieces really pop against the neutrals! Love it!

S@ndy Diller said...

Fabulous use of color Linda. Great page.

sam21ski said...

Your GP background looks very effective xxx