I'm sharing another 'paintey' project today, I think I've painted it within an inch of it's life and I did have to stop myself from keep adding more !
I started with an offcut of mount board, which is great (and cheap!) as it's really sturdy and it also die cuts quite well. I covered the board with pieces of DP from the Tim Holtz paper stacks Lost & Found and Crowded Attic. I used the Ferro texture paste and a stencil for the swirls at either end of the board. Then I gave the whole thing several coats of watered down Fresco Finish paint. By watering it down it still allowed the print to show through from the paper.
The stamps I've used are all PaperArtsy and I've used black Archival ink to stamp on top of the paint.
The little bird in the centre is a made from shrink plastic and a PaperArtsy stamp. It's been stamped onto clear SP, which is great as the bird was actually looking the wrong way but because the SP is clear I could turn him round ! The letters are all cut from mount board using the Tim Holtz WordPlay die. I've then covered them with Ferro texture paste and when it was dry painted them using Chocolate Pudding Fresco Finish paint. Then I added some Treasure Gold, I love this stuff!
I think you can just about see the shine from the Treasure Gold on the letters on this photo.
I added more Treasure Gold to the swirls rubbing some on with my finger to highlight the raised edges. The two butterflies are from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I'm hoping for some serious crafting time this week end but I will definitely have to fit a walk in the snow in somewhere !