Stationery - Chiswick

Retro inspired painted art block.

Posted on 25 Oct 2015

I am fond of creating things for around the house – framed art, painted canvas quotes….things you can make using my crafting stash.
So this weekend I used my Chiswick paints to create a little piece of art – retro with a fun twist.

wooden block mainI had lots of fun creating this piece. Everything I used I had on hand and even though it is not perfect – I love it!
wooden block detail 2Step 1 – Paint a 6×6″ piece of wood using gesso or white acrylic paint.
step 1Step 2 – Use masking tape and tape off a random design. Adhere the pieces overlapping each other and creating open spaces.
step 2Step 3 – Select 3 colours of paint to use. Start by painting the first colour.
step 3Step 4 – Paint in the second colour of paint. Remember to use a clean paint brush for each colour.
step 4Step 5 – Once you painted and fill in all the open space, pull off the masking tape.
Use a soft cloth and rub the entire wooden board with a layer of Burnishing paste.
step 5Step 6 – Use gel medium to adhere strips of paper or washi tape to the diagonal lines where the masking tape was.
step 6Step 7 – Cover the entire piece of wood with a layer of gel medium to seal it.
step 7Step 8 – Add some dark brown and grey dye ink around the edges as well as the edges of the washi tape using a sponge dauber.
Lightly buff the entire piece using a soft cloth.
wooden block detail 1Add a die-cut word, quote or phrase to the decorated block to finish it off.
A quick and easy piece of art work for your home or a gift for someone special.
Products used:
Face Paint Fluorescent 50ml – Pink pa2100
Face Paint Metallic 50ml – Turgoisepa2151
Burnishing Paste 25ml – Egyptian Goldpa2205
Other: Paintbrushes, golf paint, gel medium, washi tape, die cut words, gesso, masking tape.
For all these products head on over to the website and see the entire collection.
Here’s wishing you a wonderfully creative week!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.