Sunday 29 September 2013

Paper Artsy Canvas with Shrink Plastic Flowers

On the Paper Artsy blog this week it's been the turn of Liz Borer to be Guest Designer, and Oh! her projects have been glorious! Liz's sense of colour is wonderful and apparently the Bora Bora Fresco Paint which is one of my favourites was named after her. I believe the legend is she mixed this colour at a Paper Artsy class she attended and became known for it. She made the most beautiful frame covered in hand-stamped fabric with a Lynne Perella image in the middle - gorgeous! In this post here she made shrink plastic buttons to use in fabric or dressmaking themed makes, or any project really, and of course I loved them! A few weeks ago I had made a batch of shrink plastic pieces using Paper Artsy images and as I didn't have much time this week (in fact I didn't think I would join in until this morning) I thought I would use them. They don't have holes in to make them into buttons but this is definitely something I am going to do; in fact I would like to add them to some of my clothes. Thanks Liz!!

For the canvas I rolled grunge paste on with a brayer which we were taught to do in a previous blog post (all the tips and techniques are starting to build up now; it's like being on a course!).  I then painted it with Frescos, adding some touches of Metallic Glaze which has quite a pearly white quality which lightened it a bit. I stamped the canvas with script from Lynne Perella 014 in Coffee Archival.

I stamped Lin Brown Eclectica tulips onto black card with Frescos and highlighted with white gel pen and stamped Artful Blooms in Snowflake. I stamped with the Words and Numbers plate around the edge. I then made the shrink plastic pieces with the Teacup Lady from Lynne Perella LP014, with a little of the script Mini 26 around the edge of the larger piece as a fill-in, and cut them with scallop circle dies.

I hope I will have a bit more time to play next week as this week and last's were quickies! I am entering the challenge which you will find here.


  1. Looks like a chalk board. Very "in style". Great buttons

  2. Sorry, I made a comment then lost it, as the cat was scratching to come in! This is a lovely canvas. I love your use of the shrink plastic LP lady. I think the idea of using the buttons on clothes too is great. This is a stamp I would like to have too! Well done for posting in time! You sounded as breathless as me! Julie Ann xx :)

  3. How beautiful! Love the LP faces in your flowers. On a bizarre note, I woke up this morning wish shrink plastic on my mind.

  4. Love your shrink plastic tulip heads! Beautiful muted colours against the chalkboard-look background.
    Alison x

  5. A beautiful canvas, I love the shrink plastic flowers.
    It was lovely to see you at Ally Pally.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. You know how much I love shrink plastic and who it is that addicted me to the stuff! This is gorgeous, Lucy! Love those tulips! Have a great start to the week! Hugs!

  7. Your tulips are truly beautiful, Lucy!
    I love the little buttons, you made a great use of them!

  8. Wow wow wow amazing gorgeous stunning hanging. Wow I love the flowers they are beautiful and the background is awesome. Kezzy :-) xxx