We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Pa!nt - mix it up!

Had a splendidly painterly day with a friend, using different paints, and some metal from another off-cuts box, this time containing ..... just little bits of metal sheet!

Using a small canvas, I poured on a selection of Pebeo glass paints - blue and turquoise, plus a little  pearl - and moved it all around with a palette knife.

I poured on too much, so had to scrap some onto a piece of board. The pearl glass paint created a great effect when combined with the other two colours.

Die-cut some bits of copper, then heated it to get that colour change.

Shaped the flowers so that there was a slight dip in the middle, then added some Pebeo Prisme paint (love that stuff).

Whilst waiting for everything to dry a little, die-cut some more flowers with an aluminium base, then coloured them with alcohol inks.

Again, shaped the flowers and dropped in some Prisme and Moon paints.

This little canvas came with a wooden frame; had some trouble trying to decide what colour to paint it.  After much deliberation I went for Fresco Honeydew, which is a delicious soft colour, and the matt finish contrasts nicely with the shiny glass paints and metal.

I think this is a very apt entry for the current Paper Artsy challenge entitled "Paint" .....

Now - what else can I do with those metal bits ......?


  1. The Prisms paints looks so beautiful on the flowers. The blue background is showing off the copper flowers to best effect, lovely canvas!

  2. Yes it is a wonderfully painty entry!! Love this paints and how they do their magic thing!!! Great project!

  3. Oh wow really loving the background and those flowers look awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx