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Saturday, August 08, 2009

SaWo No.67 Textured Paint

The challenge this week on Saturday's Workout is Textured Paint. I can tell you that earlier this evening, this piece of work was sat in the bin as a piece gone wrong. Then I had an idea & it was resurrected. I didn't use paint, I used a very thick layer of gesso but it dried too flat really for my liking. Still, after adding red acrylic paint in two shades the texture stands out far more.

Stamps, Cherry Pie. Paint Folkart & Anita's. Ink, Rangers Adirondack Dye pads, Cranberry & Currant. I wrote the words Dream & Wonder in the wet gesso.

21 comments:

Faye said...

Marvelous save, Paula!!! Your color and textures are fantastic. Very pretty.

Marjolein said...

Awesome, I love this!! Isn't it nice that when at first you think you have to through it away, it hits you, and you save the piece! I love this color and the stamp... yum......

Have a great Sunday!

Char said...

Wonderful. Your texture is perfect.

herminesplace said...

It turned out beautiful!

Rosie said...

I think it's a lovely soft piece, Paula! If I might make a suggestion, the texture shows up better if you use a dry brush with a contrasting colour, lightly brushed over the top. I used silver and black acrylic paint dry-brushed over the mauve paint just to highlight the raised areas. HTH!

Susan said...

LOVE the texture, Paula! It looks so dreamy...sigh!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is very pretty color. The desugn is amazing. Wonderful structure. Love them.

Thanks Paula for your wonderful entry to SaWo.

paru's_circle said...

hi paula, long time no hear.. tried sawo the 1st time.. with gesso too..
yours turned out.. remarkable!!!!!

Karin said...

Looks fantastic Paula and your words stand out very clearly.

Martina2801 said...

WOW...this is awesome...gorgeous work !

Lynne K said...

Beautiful! What a good thing you rescued it and had another go!

June said...

Gorgeous texture
excellent colour and design
hugs June x

nancy said...

Wow! I like this a lot!

vintage wil said...

Wonderful piece!!

penny4thoughts said...

Isn't it funny how some pieces just take longer for inspiration to strike? Nice job with this one.

Mika said...

It looks great. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

lisa said...

Well done on perservering, it was well worth it. This is beautiful and I love the colour.

Lisax

Chris said...

So glad you rescued this one Paula. It turned out really well.

lam said...

This is absolutly beautiful Paula. I would whish I had half your talent

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Love it Paula, so glad you kept going with it. Gesso is the great fixer isn't it ;)

I really wanted to play in this challenge, but the week is getting away from me!

Pearl said...

Beautiful work of art ! who knew ! must try out that gesso that I have ! lol