Sunday, August 31, 2014

Art Is . . . Paint Palette for Leaky Shed Studio

Today I'm sharing an art piece I created using a page from the Leaky Shed Studio Artist's Palette Album. Last summer I purchased a basket of worthless old paintbrushes at an auction for a dollar with a vision of using them in some of my projects. So when I saw this Artist's Palette, I knew it would be perfect for a couple of the brushes. If you follow my work, you know that I enjoy thinking outside the box, using items differently than they were originally intended.

"Art Is . . ."

Tips and Techniques
The first thing I did was to adhere a piece of cardstock over the binder ring hole. I then painted the entire palette with a couple coats of white gesso. I was inspired by vintage wooden paint palettes. One of my favorites was so full of old paint, that it was crackled and worn. To achieve that effect, I have used a thick coat of white Viva Crackle Paint. Once dry, I used a variety of mists to color. 

I also used the Leaky Shed Small Flower Corner. I cut it in half for each side of the flower cluster. I painted it with metallic paint. I misted the flowers to color and then adhered the flowers, paint brushes, and chipboard in place. Then I splattered with white gesso and gold paint.

Once the splatters were dry, I dry brushed gold paint over the flowers and chipboard pieces. I also added microbeads and mini marbles at the edges of the flowers. 

The final step was to stamp the sentiment, cut it apart and color with Pan Pastels before adhering to the palette. 

Leaky Shed Studio Products

Other Products
Cardstock ~ White
Flowers ~ Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts
Beadies ~ Mini Marbles; Microbeads
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist - Dreamsicle; Garden Fairy; Hydrangea; Huckleberry; Cinnamon; Wild Current; Dragonfly; Blackberry Cordial; Sapphire; Moonlight
Lindy's Stamp Gang ~ Flat Fabio - Aloha Avacado
Liquitex ~ Super Heavy Gesso
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Viva ~ Crackle Paint, white
Lumiere Paint ~ True Gold
Pan Pastels
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Fixative Spray
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Darice ~ Heat Tool

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~ Blessings ~


  1. This is really a clever upcycle! LOOVE the colours you've used, especially the gold. Gold is making me happy atm! And I really like the quote.....gorgeous!!!

  2. Hi Tracey
    This is awesome, i love the golden accents.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  3. Well there are no mistakes here and this is definitely a keeper.. wow this looks amazing!


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