Sunday, 10 July 2016

Tissue Stamping with PaperArtsy Fresco paints

Hi - today see's the start of  #3UP over at the PaperArsty blog where 3 different designers are featured each day for the next week using the fabulous PaperArtsy products. I was lucky enough to be selected and today we are featuring the stamps designed by Lin Brown and Darcy using an autumnal colour theme. 

This is quite a long post - with lot's of photos!

I have used the following stamps:
Leaves – ELB04
Butterfly – EDY19
Words – EEG13
Background stamps – ELB27

I decided on a canvas to feature Darcy's butterfly. I began by adding various Fresco paints to my surface.
To get the stamped images onto the canvas I used tissue paper. I love the effect this gives - adding a little texture where it wrinkles. I first planned out what I wanted to stamp on card:
I then placed my tissue paper over it so I could see exactly where to stamp on the tissue paper.
Stamping was done with Fresco paints - allowing me to mix the colours on the stamps.
Once both the canvas and tissue were dry I added matt medium to my canvas and carefully placed the tissue paper on top. (You can't see very well from the photos - but my piece of tissue is way bigger than needed and I mark where the corners of the canvas will be to help with positioning.)
Once in place I carefully stipple a little more matt medium over the top - being careful not to tear the fragile surface.
Leave this to dry naturally and then I use sand paper to remove the unwanted edges of the tissue.
I stamped the butterfly with archival ink on card, painted it and fussy cut.
I then adhered to the centre of my canvas. I added some words from one of Emma Godfrey's stamp sets.
I then decided to add some additional stamping with white fire Fresco paint.
I also took a marker and added a few highlights around the leaves and added some Guacamole and Copper Fresco paints to add some additional contrasts.
Finally I gave the canvas a coat of Satin Glaze.
I am sure there will be some fabulous creations every night this week over at PaperArtsy as #3UP continues so do check them out!
Tonight you will also find projects created by  Katy Leitch and Clare Snowden.


  1. Fab project, great to see it up on the PA blog at last :-)

  2. love your tissue stamping Nikki and the background looks amazing.

  3. Nikki, this is so very cool! The texture the tissue created is phenomenal and I love your paint colors mixed together. Fabulous kick-off!

  4. Ohhh Nikki!! So cool to see all the steps involved!!! Thanks for such a cool project! It turned out fabulous! ~:Leandra

  5. Fabulous background colours! I love the effect of the stamping on tissue. This is a really beautiful project, Nikki. xx

  6. great work, so many layers to create a a great canvas.x

  7. Love the tissue paper and the texture it gives. Never tried to stamp with Fresco's, will give it a go now, Thanks.

  8. beautiful work Nikki and a really fabulous technique - will be trying this! Hugs rachel x

  9. Beautiful project Nikki. I love how you combined the stamps and used the colours. Lovely finish from the tissue and glaze too. A triumph!

    Lesley Xx

  10. Great project Nikki! Love the colours. :)

  11. Fab colours, beautiful canvas! Well done Nikki :-)

  12. Fab colours, beautiful canvas! Well done Nikki :-)

  13. Gorgeous canvas Nikki, fab seeing you over at Paperartsy, aren't those Fresco paints just lush too
    Donna xx

  14. This is such a fabulous idea! I love the tip about cutting the tissue edges by sanding. That's a brilliant idea. A really lovely project!

  15. Beautiful canvas Nikki, love the wonderful colours and design xxx

  16. Brilliant use of tissue, perfect for all those fiddly leaves, I love the wrinkly texture too. Thanks for joining us as a 3upper. X

  17. What a beautiful canvas! The butterfly is adorable! Thank you so much for the tutorial! xxx

  18. This is lovely, Nikki. I love the different ways you have used the paints and I love the texture and shine.

  19. This is lovely, Nikki. I love the different ways you have used the paints and I love the texture and shine.

  20. Fabulous Nikki ! Congrats on being on 3UP !
    Corrie x

  21. Fab project - love those stamps too

  22. Fantastic project, lovely you Lin and Darcy's image and gorgeous colours. xx


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