Monday, 23 May 2011

Paint Fusion

 I'm enjoying a few days off work and have lots to catch up on, so today I thought I'd show you my Paint Fusion efforts, a tag or bookmark and an altered IKEA mirror.  These were both made at a workshop with Sheena Douglass, the Princess of Paint Fusion!  I loved making the tag, which I found quite easy.  We learnt how to make the crackle background and then stamped the stalk shapes onto the tag.  We extended them with acrylic paint and added the lavender flowers, the tie and a shadow.  The background got distressed with Distress Ink, the edges were gold embossed and the whole tag was heavily sprayed with Sparkle & Shine.  Next up was a card on watercolour card which was again fun to make.  And then, in the afternoon, we came to fusioning the mirror...

I LOVE the mirror but oh I found the leaves so hard to paint.  So much so that I confess Sheena painted in qute a few for me as I struggled so much I went on strike!  The berries are all my own work, they are a thumbprint with vivid cerise paint.  Then dip the eraser tip of a pencil into bright neon blue paint and dot all over the berries, finishing off with a bit of white contrast.  My plan for the week, now I have the paints and the stamp, is to have a go at some Paint Fusion for myself, so watch this space:).

I'm entering the following challenges:
Simon Says - sparkle and shine (tag)
Everybody Art Challenge - tag
Digi Design House - anything but a card
Paper Romance - anything but a card
Dutch Dare - altered project (mirror)
Polka Doodles - anything but a card
Papercraft Challenges - heat embossing (tag)
Paperplay - sparkle galore


  1. Very creative! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  2. Fantastic fusioning, the tag looks brill, well so does the mirror, keep practicing those leaves, you'll soon get the hang of it.
    Pretty soon you'll be fusioning everything ( make sure the family dont stand still too long ) lol.
    Hugs Sue x

  3. Lovely work Anne, I love your tag and your mirror. Hugs x ChrisB

  4. What lovely projects. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  5. Hi Anne.
    Your workshop with Sheena sounds fantastic. I love your lavendar tag, it looks really vintage and beautifully painted.
    I bought some of these Ikea mirrors to Fusion but must confess I find the leaves impossibly difficult too, Sheena makes them look so easy doesn't she. Your berries are fantastic, really lifelike. Can't wait to see what else you do.
    Hugs Lisax

  6. Two beautiful projects, especially your tag.
    Christine xx

  7. Lovely Project!

    Thanks for joining PR this week!

    Sandra P

  8. WOW! these are both fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp's Challenge, hugs, Jane x

  9. Anne - these are all beautiful pieces of work - and having seen them in real life I can vouch for that. Did you see Sheena on C & C?


  10. What beautiful work! All that painting is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at DDH!

  11. Fab project, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge


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