Sunday, 7 December 2014

Fresco Chalk Acrylics with Iso Propanol Alcohol Inspired by Wanda Hentges

Hi and welcome to you on this blustery, chilly Sunday. Today I've been playing with a technique that inspired me over on the PaperArtsy Blog earlier in the week, to follow the technique in greater detail click on the link here.

Wanda used Rubbing Alcohol but as I didn't have any of this I raided my husbands stock of IPA which he has for cleaning old vinyl records.

To begin with I painted various pieces of card and a MDF heart with a coat of Fresco Chalk Acrylic paint.

The heart had a base coat of claret with snowflake on the top with then a couple of spots of baltic blue before adding the alcohol.

The green piece of card started off with guacamole with baltic blue then the alcohol was added and whilst it was still wet watered down claret and snowflake were then flicked from a paint brush!

The blues were given a coat of Lake Wanaka first, then the Baltic blue, next the alcohol was added and watered down drips of snowflake dropped onto the alcohol. I then tried adding some guacamole but the alcohol had really evaporated by then.

The small piece in the centre had been painted with pansy a few weeks ago and as I had some watered down Baltic Blue left added this to it, then the alcohol but when I dripped the snowflake on everything was drying out so the paint didn't spread so well but I'm sure it will have a use one day.

I decided to use the green and blue pieces for a christmas card so stamped the words from Special Christmas Plate 3 in Archival watering can on the green.

And Adirondack in currant on the blue ----- but this bleed into the paint so I changed to Brilliance Crimson Copper ( much better!)

These were then torn onto pieces of graduating sizes, the edges inked in Vintage Photo DI and brushed with mica powder just on the ends. The pieces were then rolled round a knitting needle and glued.

The kraft card base was stamped and then white embossed with the sentiment and the edges were stamped using the little lines from Jofy 07. ( Do like white on kraft card)

The tree trunk is a small piece of wood cut to size from the kindling box which I then tied a length of 3 coloured twisted cotton round. 
The star is made from MDF and was heat embossed twice with gold embossing tinsel.

I will have another session with the paint and alcohol as I feel there is more to be explored. I'm not sure of the alcohol content of the IPA as this might well have an effect of the finished piece, but I am happy with todays outcome. 

Thank- you for all your lovely comments on the shaving foam entry a couple of weeks ago, they were much appreciated. I was lucky enough to be the winner of the monthly prize draw over on the PaperArtsy blog last month and am looking forward to playing with my Goodies.

Take care and have a good week whatever you may be doing. Jane x


  1. Beautiful papers you have made and I love that tree on your finished card!!!! I'm glad you were inspired and I hope you had fun playing!!!

  2. I loved Wanda's technique too, and your version is gorgeous! Thanks for joing the challenge!

  3. Fantastic card! Very imaginative