Monday 14 November 2022

Bricks and mortar by Linda Pearson

For today’s blog entry I was feeling in a painterly mood and wanted to try out a new technique using a stamp in a different way.  I chose the City Lights stamp and the Distressed Bricks A5 stencil to create this painting.  The substrate I used was a canvas media board from Dina Wakely but a heavy cardstock (350gsm +), journal or canvas can easily be utilised.
Bee Arty products used in the project:
City lights clear stamp set
Shimmer dust – (assorted colours)
Mica powder (assorted colours)
Distressed bricks A5 stencil (Rustic Dreams collection)
Catalyst silicone mini blades tool
Craft Powder Spoon
Darice 6 well paint palette
Bee Arty has a variety of stamps that could be used alternatively with this process:
Eye spy clear stamp set
Kind heart clear stamp set
New dawn clear stamp set
Serendipity clear stamp set
Time flies clear stamp set
Zen red rubber stamp set
Other products used:
Moulding paste (thick texture paste)
Dina Wakley media board
Dark brown (umber) fluid paint
Dark brown archival ink and blending tool
Apply a layer of texture paste through the
Distressed bricks A5 stencil (Rustic Dreams collection) over the top section of the media board using a Catalyst silicone mini blades tool.  While still wet apply a liberal amount of textured paste over the rest of the substrate.
Press firmly the City lights clear stamp set into the wet texture paste to form a good impression in the paste.   Remove stamp and allow to dry thoroughly as watery mixes of colour will be added to the dried paste.

In the Darice 6 well paint palette add small amounts of Shimmer dust in a variety of colours to suit the stamped and stencilled images.  Using a small round brush to colour the images as desired.  Please note: some colours were mixed together and some Mica powder was added to produce colours also.   Also the water mixes may activate the textured paste if not died sufficiently before adding colour to piece.  Allow to dry thoroughly when complete.

Add detailing to the image by using a darker brown (or appropriate colour e.g. black to suit colour choices).  A fluid mix is required and a fine liner brush to add the brown colour to the shape of the indented sections of the stamped image.
Distress around the border of the substrate with dark brown archival ink and blending tool.
Thank you for stopping by, look forward to sharing with you again soon.
Cheers from Linda
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