Thursday, January 15, 2015

Project Restoration with 13@rts

Happy Thursday friends!

Today I'm up on the 13@rts blog with my first project for them for 2015. For that, I've taken an abandoned altered project and tried to give it a second lease of life.

Here's the art palette I tried to work on about 8 months ago but couldn't find the inspiration to continue with:

Nothing that a (few) layers of gesso can't do. Here's the same palette again and I manage to retain the textures from the stenciled design.

And after some tinkling around (and of course I was inspired by my fabulous team mate Ingrid Gooyer), here is the restored art palette:

I've used a lot of 13@rts mediums here - the modeling paste, acrylic primer, gel medium, and of course their lovely matte paints and mists. My favourite colors for now (which I used here) are Berry (both matte paint and mist), Lilac (chalk mist), Cobalt Blue (matte paint) and Coral (matte paint).

Some close-ups:

I created a little bundle of brushes with two of my own (already destroyed by my constant usage) and the Artist Brush chipboards from Blue Fern Studios. To create the bristles, I used the gold glitter strips from 13arts and sealed them down with gel medium. To create texture on the rest of my palette, I held the microspheres from the 13@rts store with lots of modeling paste, glass beads which I got from the neighbourhood stationary shop, a piece of lace, dry-wall tape and torn canvas strips. 

Suddenly I'm into these twine bundles and I've made another one here to hold my brushes together. They were then given a coat of crackle paint. Underneath all that are the Checker bits and Grunge Frame chipboards, also from BFS. 

Another cluster and a closer look at what I did to the chipboards. White embossing powder was used as a resist for the Checkered Bits while the Frame had random spots of crackle paint. I also used the the Art stencil to add in some sentiments on top of my title piece (Express Yourself, BFS). 

More floral clusters.

That's all I have for today. Thank you for dropping by!



  1. This looks amazing, I love the colors and all the textures too.... beautiful transformation!

  2. Beautiful project love the colours.
    Rose xx

  3. Excellent work! You inspire me to decorate his palette)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Jelissa! Love those colors and all that texture.

  5. This is just gorgeous. I love it and the colours are just perfect.


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