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PaperArtsy Fresco Paints
I bought a few of these at The Craft Barn to try out after seeing
Firstly, I like the little bottles they come in. There is a small blob of the actual
paint on the label, so you can see exactly what the colour of the paint is. The bottles
are easy to squeeze -
As well as the paints there are two other magical items in the range -
I had thought this was just another range of acrylic paints -
When I paint on chipboard, I usually put an undercoat of gesso on, otherwise the paint does not show it’s true colour. I experimented to see if this was necessary with the Fresco paints. The stroke on the right of each colour is one layer of Fresco, and on the left two layers of Fresco. As you can see, there is no need at all to use primer, the colour is very true. The chalky texture gives a great surface for stamping on.
Next I got an old coffee jar. This is the jar after one coat of paint. It looked
covered well out of the light, but as you can see when in the light the brush strokes
were visible. However, after another two coats it was solid -
A lot of different companies have brought out crackle glazes, and PaperArtsy have
included one in this range. It gives a different effect than the ones I have tried
before though -
Below is the example of crackle Jo Firth-
Something I love to do with paints is blending, and the video below shows how I do
this. I am no artist, I just love painting -
I guess you have realised that I absolutely love these paints! Using them has really reminded me how much I love painting, and I will be doing a lot more of it from now on!