Hello lovely crafters! Mary here on the Chattering Robins blog with a tutorial on how to create this colorful plaque.
I started with a 4x6 piece of sturdy chipboard, spreading white gesso on it with a used gift card to create texture.
Then, since I love texture so much, I scribbled into the still wet gesso with the other end of a paintbrush.
Since texture is the word of the day, I decided to add drywall tape to the mix after the gesso was dry. It creates a cool square pattern that will look awesome when paint is added.
I had these cute rubber words, so I glued them onto the drywall tape with sturdy glue.
Since I wanted paint to stick to the slick surface of the words, I painted them with white gesso and let them dry thoroughly.
I sprayed several acrylic art sprays onto the piece, then added some water to spread the paint around.
Gotta love drips of color!
After the spray dried most of the way, I blotted the rest off with a tissue.
The pictures above show me dripping on fluid acrylic paints, blotting the excess paint off the drywall tape and adding back in some white paint onto the drywall tape. I did dry the paints in between so they didn't blend together to much.
I colored a silver heart with a gold paint pen and colored in the word Love with black acrylic paint.
That gold paint pen made for a wonderful edge.
Running with the gold theme, I splattered gold paint onto the piece with a fan brush.
Finally, I added Sun Shower Dew Drops, to make the piece really pop!
Here are some closeups of this fun project:
My Supply List:
4x6 inch chipboard
Golden White Gesso
Amy Tangerine Rubber Words
Marabu Art Sprays in Orange and Red
Golden Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Magenta, Teal, Carbon Black
Vallejo Fluid Acrylic in Florescent Orange
Artist's Touch White Acrylic Paint
Krylon 18 Kt Gold Paint Pen
DecoArt Extreme Sheen 24kt Gold Acrylic Paint
Thanks for checking out my tutorial. If you want to see more of my work, please visit me on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook as MotleyMixedMedia.