First of all there were the printed backgrounds here and here. Very satisfactory, but a bit slow.
But you know me - always one to peruse the web to find techniques to share.
And I found these videos on You Tube.
Now, if you are a frequent visitor to my blog you will know that I am rather smitten with these Fresco Finish paints. I love them, and though I also use more heavy bodied acrylics, when it is art acrylics I want, then these are my go to paints.
Anyway, I am not going to repeat the whole brayer tutorial here. I really do recommend you watch the videos.
But I did have a go so be warned, this post is a bit photo heavy.
I started with some manilla tags. I splodged on some gesso with a sponge (technical term that, and it was just sponged on using a cheap washing up sponge cut in half).
A small spot of paint on my large tile (I use if for mono printing sometimes).
From my selected palette.
Hmm - I'm liking this and so quick and easy.
A little pile of tags to use in a future project (I do have another book forming in my mind)
Ok - so let's get out of the usual greens/yellows/oranges comfort zone!
The same technique, this time on a bit of card stock without the gesso.
Which give me this. (Is it clear? There are three papers here)
And out came the Grunge Paste and a few stencils. (you can colour the grunge paste with the paint, in case this does not quite make sense).
I used a couple of different stencils and the I used a bit of gold acrylic emulsion (one of those tester pots that you can get at DIY shops) to add a bit of highlight.
I am not so sure about that golf emulsion paint here.
Anyway, a great morning and some lovely tags for future work.