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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Playing with Paint Fusion

Hi there, here I am again with another post, my third today. I just wanted to share my first attempts with Sheena Douglass' paint fusion stamps. I've used a couple of large decor plates from CaroLines rubber stamps, they are a good weight and take the paint without bending at all and they are a great size too (you can find them here)



I'm really pleased with this butterfly although it doesn't look as good close up LOL. I made a crackle background with siver acrylic paint, a layer of watered down pva glue and then a layer of very pale blue matt emulsion paint. Once that was dry I stamped the daisies randomly all over the butterfly shape with black stazon. I painted the first layer of the daisies with a shimmery blue acrylic paint (I think from Stewart Gill) and then used white eco green acrylic paint for the top layer. For the centres I used a yellow shimmerz paint and mulch eco green acrylic. The pale green paint is a docrafts acrylic paint. Once the flowers were dry I used tumbled glass distress ink around the edge of the butterfly and then embossed the edges with silver EP. I stamped an artemio bee and embossed with black EP and added some yellow acrylic paint stripes. For the butterfly's body I used some gems from my stash and some green Martha Stewart glitter.

I'm entering this butterfly in the following challenges:
Craft your days away: for mum or a special lady (this is for my MIL)
A gem of a challenge: anything but a square


I used another crackle background for this decor plate - deep purple matt emulsion, watered down pva glue and then lilac emulsion. The leaves flowers and butterfly were stamped with stazon and painted with eco green paints and then the butterfly was embossed with gold ep.

I'm entering this decor plate in the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot: Spring is in the air (fresh green blossom pink and yellow)
Scrapbook sisters: Spring flowers
Sugar Creek Hollow: anything goes
Little Claire's : pink and green

I definitely think Paint fusion could be addictive, I've really enjoyed making these, they are so quick and its such messy fun!! I'm not sure about the colours on the scalloped decor plate but I'm really pleased with the daisies especially from a distance lol.
Thanks for visiting today, hope you are having a good weekend
Claire xx

24 comments:

  1. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  2. Wow Claire! These are absolutely stunning! Those daisies on the butterfly look real they're so detailed. A really amazing effect which I shall have to investigate.
    xx

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  3. WOW WOW Claire, these are GORGEOUS.
    My favourite is the Butterfly (I wonder why) but the scalloped deckle plate is lovely too.
    I am having trouble with 'Crackle', mine won't.
    Look forward to seeing more.
    Hugs xxx

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  4. Wow I love both of these, such unusual stunning works of art.
    Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge Hugs Chris xx

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  5. Look gorgeous! I especially like the roses.

    Janet xx

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  6. Hi Claire, these pieces are brilliant - and I enlarged them. I don't know what you mean by 'crackle' though
    Beryl x

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  7. Wow Claire is there anything you can't do? Once again these are stunning, I always seem to say something along these lines when i manage to get over for a visit. Whatever you have could you bottle a bit for folks like me who look on in awe!lol

    Jenny xx

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  8. Oh my goodness Claire, I love them both.

    Sheena is such an inspiration and although I often use the cracked background effect, she has given so many ideas to expand on the technique.

    I especially love the second piece, the colours are stunning and the leaves look almost real.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

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  9. Great pieces of art Claire, love the colours and particularly the daisies.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  10. gorgeous creation love the detail thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

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  11. Wow, wow, wow! Two wonderful spring creations. Your butterfly is stunning and the roses are perfect colours for our challenge! Sheena is such a wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

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  12. Claire,
    These are just stunning! If different work, the butterfly is my favorite. Thank you for joining us at SCH, looking forward to seeing more. Don't forget to stop by our blog, we all have candy.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

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  13. Beautiful............I met Sheena at the Harrogate Show yesterday......her work is very inspirational. I love how you have incorporated the designs into your card. Thank you for joining LC in our Blog Challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

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  14. Wow this is certainly new for you Claire and I am loving it. I saw the show but didn't buy anything:( Two stunning projects!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  15. brilliant! have just done my first paint fusion attempt!

    Mags

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  16. Oh these are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. OMG Claire what can I say, absolutely stunning creations. Love them. Hugs Suzanne xx

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  18. Gorgeous creation

    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  19. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. SCH DT

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  20. What gorgeous plates Claire. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Mother's Day/ for a Special Lady challenge, good luck xxx

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  21. What a stunning and beautiful creation

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  22. Wow - these are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  23. Wow fabulous work of art......thank you for joining us at AGOAG

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  24. BEAUTIFUL CARD JUST RIGHT FOR A SPECIAL LADY THANKS FOR PLAYING AT CYDA AND GOOD LUCK

    LIZ X

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