Thursday, August 25, 2016

Artist's Paint Palette

Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the GSL Blog with a mixed media, altered project using the Palette & Brushes shape set, along with the Flourishes 1 shapes.  Here is my finished project, but scroll down for the complete step-by-step tutorial.

These are the chipboard pieces I used for this project.

Cover palette with tissue wrap (music notes). 

Remove excess paper and glue two flourishes onto palette, as shown.

Paint all chipboard pieces with white gesso.  Wipe some of the gesso off of the tissue wrap to reveal the design.

Spread modeling paste through a speckle stencil over the palette.  Let dry.

Paint palette with all four colors from the Lightening Bug set, blending and layering until you like the results.  Highlight stenciled speckles with a white colored metallic paste.

Paint handles of brushes and palette knife with brown watercolor crayon and blend with a damp brush.  Paint ferrules and knife portion with silver leafing pen.  Paint brush tips with Nutty Oak.

Glue colored gems to the palette to resemble water colors. 

Add brushes and palette knife (see finished photo above.)

Supplies used:

GSL Palette & Brushes
GSL Flourishes 1
ColourArte Primary Elements: France Papillon Lightening Bug Set (Go Navy, Autumn Skies, Dragonfly Wing, Blue Pearl), Nutty Oak
Tissue paper (music notes)
Speckle stencil (Tim Holtz)
White gesso
Modeling Paste
White metallic paste
Colored gems

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  I expect this piece will find its way into an art journal, or perhaps it will be added to a box top as a beautiful embellishment.  What will you do with your?  

Gypsy Soul has lots more fabulous laser cut chipboard for you to choose from.  Stop by their shop and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!


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