Monday, August 31, 2009

peaks and valleys

at a recent event, i conducted a demo to show a group of scrapbookers a fun technique for combining heavy body acrylic paint and spray mists to create a lovely textural background on the cover of a small 3"x5" blank board book. on my sample above, i added a few strips of painted papers and a key-shaped brad.
so tonight i took it a step further and painted the cover of a 12"x12" blank board book. i went a little crazy with it, combining paints, inks, spray mists, and metallic embossing powders into an abstract design. i embellished it with little metal washers, and 3 plastic rings that i painted with alcohol inks and then melted a little with a heat gun to warp them.

the heavy body acrylic paint that i started with was iridescent white, which gives the mists sprayed on top a nice shine. i also discovered that the paint bubbled when i held the heat gun close, creating even more cool texture. fun stuff!


  1. Really cool, Lisa, I love all those colours mixed together and the texture is wonderful!!

  2. Oh la la! This blog is getting more beautiful as you go along. The artwork is spectacular! Great to talk to you today. XXOX

  3. like all these metallic textures your using lately..must get back into paint after my altering boxes and art quilt phase!! Thanks for all your great comments on my blog recently


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