Monday, 23 May 2011

Ring-a-Ring of Roses

Goodly Morning stamping friends... today I am here to waffle on about the new Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints... and how much I lurve them. If you haven't tried them yet, you won't know about the properties of them... so, here's a few deets; The paints come in 20 different colours (all of which are lush) and whilst really smooth to apply, they dry to a chalky finish. The other fab thing about them is that they paint onto literally any surface... as I have demonstrated with this altered glass bottle.

The bottle started life as a glass Diet Coke bottle... I painted the bottle with Honeydew FF paint...**no need to gesso!** then dried it, yes you can heat dry them too. Then painted a layer of the Fresco Finish Crackle paint over the top, dried this and then painted right over the top with Toad Hall FF paint. Almost immediately the crackles start to appear - they are really realistic too and dry lovely and smooth. I used my finger to apply smidges of Aged Gold FF over the top of the crackles.

The roses are made from Grungepaper that has been coloured with the FF paints... I just use Cut & Dry foam to apply a smooth layer over and dried with the heatgun. The paints don't flake when curled, making them fab for Grungepaper. I also die cut a few Butterflies from the new Butterflies Movers & Shapers Alterations.... colouring these with the FF paints and adding little pearls to the body to jazz them up a bit. The label is made from card, coloured with Distress Ink and over stamped with a huge Studio 490 background and then overstamped with a new sentiment from the 490 range.

A few old pearls and bits of lace and string were added as finishing touches and voila, one altered bottle. The ingredients used were:

Fresco Finish Paints: Honeydew, Toad Hall, Aged Gold, Vintage Lace, Pansy, London Night & Crackle
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Broken China
Black Archival Ink
Mini Butterfly Movers & Shapers Alterations Die
Glossy Accents - as glue
Studio 490 Stamps

Thanks for looking!! TTFN

Hels x


Sherry Goodloe said...

Those are really pretty!

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous, Hels!!

jeanetteguy said...

Gorgeous stuff

Lesley said...

Loverly jubberly flowers!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The paints are very effective e on the bottle Hels, great flowers too. Tracy x

Gez said...


Thanks for sharing..xx

I feel a little shopping trip coming on!!

Marijane said...

Another beautiful creation using Wendy Vecchi's stamps, fresco paints and your imagination. LOVE that coke bottle!

Barb Cady said...

Didn't realise that you could use them on glass! Makes me want them which is what a good designer should do! Great.x

jojo79 said...

Gorgeous bottle and flowers. I was thinking of doing something like this for my table decorations for wedding next year.

Gillian said...

This is soooo cool, to cool in fact lol, the bottle looks amazing (those Fresco Paints) are just theee best. Love your Grune flowers and Butterflies. Off for a Diet Coke break now:)

Wanda H said...

Totally fabulous!!!

Uhooi said...

Waw,, works great, creative and beautiful,,


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