Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Technique Tuesday #3 - Coarse Stucco - DecoArt

I've called this Coarse Stucco and there are two with slight variations of textures here. I have also included a technique called monoprinting to create layers. I'll come back to this in more detail another time.

Apply texture sand paste to substrate with a palette knife and dab the flat side over it to roughen it up. Leave to dry. I used greyboard and didn't prepare it in any way.


Dabble on three watery washes of  chosen colours, spritz and dry each layer separately until the paint has covered the whole piece. I used hansa yellow light, cerulean blue and viridian.


Take a small piece of card and brush paint over it and press onto the surface of the coloured piece. This is called monoprinting.
Monoprint titan buff ...


... and titanium white over the surface. It will stick to the higher points and leave the colour showing through underneath.


For my second sample I used a piece of card and began by sealing it with a coat of gesso before scraping the texture sand paste over it with a palette knife, just as if I was buttering a slice of bread and then when it was dry I dabbled the paints over again (I used the same colours plus a very little burnt umber to mute them a bit). You can see where the colours have been absorbed more intensely by the paste and the lighter channels of the watery washes inbetween.


Again I did the monoprinting with titan buff ....


.... and titanium white and got some quite different effects but used almost the same steps.


You can see another example here.


Thanks for popping by again this week and all your lovely comments on the techniques and the graphic for pinning. See you again next week with another technique for you to pop into your library of things to try.


hugs Brenda xxx


23 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

Love this one! Keep 'em coming! Xx

Gina said...

That is a great effect! It looks like when damp gets into a painted plaster wall!!! :D XXX

Sue said...

Brilliant Brenda, I'm loving this series, and this is a fab example xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous series Brenda - what a great example!

Redanne said...

Loving this technique Brenda, the mono-printing really adds lots of lovely depth to the piece - great colour choices too! Hugs, Anne xx

Team Clark said...

Super cool!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, loving the texture you've produced. Happy crafty week, Angela x

Cheryl Johnson said...

GREAT TECHNIQUE! Absolutely love it! I'm always inspired by your creativity,so keep it up,and thanks so much.

Lisa said...

Wow, absolutely amazing!! The texture is spectacular!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love learning from you!! So inspiring!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Meggymay said...

Wonderful techniques Brenda, great textures .
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow fantastic tutorial Brenda and I really do look forward to these every Tuesday ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Love both samples especially the second one!

butterfly said...

Another great Technique Tuesday tutorial - lovely ideas here. If my craft table weren't already groaning under five different things on the go, I'd be off to stucco something!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Another great technique uesday post, - such a cool effect, I especially love the second one, a stunning colour combo too!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oops that was meant to say Tuesday of course, - sorry...

rachel said...

wonderful technique Brenda - such interesting results - really love the first one especially - brilliant colours too! Hugs rachel x

Sara Barker said...

Thank you for the great tutorial, and yes, it's pinned to my tutorials to try folder! Now I'm off to stucco my house! Hug! PS Do you realize how MUCH I appreciate you taking the time to do this???? SO much!

A Pink said...

Loving these two techniques and such great colour choices you have used to show them off to their fullest . Thanks for sharing
hugs x

Julia Aston said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful techniques! Julia xx

Jan Hill said...

Wow that mono printing technique give quite a different effect x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great technique Brenda, of course I adore texture. Thanks for taking the time to post your step outs each week. Tracy x

Leslie Lineberry said...

Fabulous inspiration. Thank you for sharing this technique (and all your terrific creations past and present) !!

Jackie P Neal said...

Have to admit, I am a texture piggy! So this is right up my alley! heehee Love what you did with the paste-great technique Brenda!
Jackie xx