Getting Painty & Heroes!

April 29, 2014 at 12:39 am 10 comments

Ever began something that you don’t have a clue about?
Well, that was me the other day. I happen to have a lovely selection of Paper Artsy Fresco paints and wanted to have a go at creating with them.
Me and paint? No. I don’t have a clue where to start.
Helpfully, Paper Artsy has a YouTube channel. You know when watching Leandra that it takes skill, but oh, does she make it all look easy.
It is fun.
Perhaps not as easy, but I learned quick about using opaques as the base and not layering translucents over an dark opaque if you want a bright colour…
Well, let’s call it ‘abstract’ shall we? He he.
I wanted to add some brightness to it using gold embossing powder so added the dashed line, sentiment and circles in the middle of the flowers from this set -‘Simply Tags Everyday’ by Avery Elle

If you go to Make The Day Special here you can pick up a set.


Life has calmed down a little since last week.
The ‘burglar’ incident needs to be sketchy..for obvious reasons. Here’s the précis.
Dodgy bloke.
Dodgy bloke with suitcases.
Hubby clocks him.
Sees a smashed window
Follows him (with my daughter in car too).
Ringing police whilst ‘in pursuit’
Tries to flash a police car. It drives away (to another incident we found out later)
Sees a police van coming in the opposite direction.
Slams brakes on.
Jumps out of car.
Runs in front of van, stops it, and tells them to go arrest dodgy man.
Dodgy man caught.
Nicked loot confiscated.

Fast forward a day.
Happy neighbours.
Champagne brought round as a thankyou.

Phewie. I’d like a little slow time this week. Would be nice to have nothing to report!
Let’s see shall we!

See you soon- have received a docrafts box choc full of product ready for Saturdays demo at Sophie’s Crafts in Oldham (10-4) so need to go and create something with it. Let’s just say that there are some really exciting products!

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  • 1. massofhair  |  April 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Never a dull moment in your house Keren, fantastic job getting dodgy bloke caught! Love your first attempt at using Frescos, they are amazing and easy to use. I’m no painter and have had fab results which gives you the confidence to do more. Great colours by the way.

    Thanks for the link to the stamp company have followed them on Twitter, will look on Pinterest later.

    Hope you enjoyed the champagne and have a fantastic week:-) xxx


  • 2. tsurutadesigns  |  April 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    your painty tag is absolutely gorgeous…love the touches of gold.
    dodgey stuff…yay for your hubby!


  • 3. Sue Brannan  |  April 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Oh Well done superman….every street should have one. You’re art work is fab Keren…off to look at fresco ……


  • 4. Virginia L.  |  April 30, 2014 at 12:29 am

    That tag is so artistic and beautiful, Keren!! I am amazed at your painting skills (wink wink)!! Glad to hear that your neighborhood is safe after all the hoopla thanks to the HERO in your house!


  • 5. Bev  |  April 30, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Oh so beautiful! First time??! Well your talent has shone through; this is just lovely! And well done dodgy-rascal-catching-hubby! Here’s to a calm week in your neighborhood! : )


  • 6. Clare Allen  |  April 30, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Gorgeous tag, brave hubby. Congratulations all round!


    • 7. kerenbaker  |  April 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Clur, how are you? Do you blog? x


  • 8. Ros Crawford  |  April 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Fantastic Tag! I love the painting … so professional! And Well done to Steve … what a hero!


  • 9. themondaybox  |  April 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Beautiful card, Keren, as always! 🙂 My 21 yr old son insists that you can learn ANYTHING from YouTube! In this case, he seems to be right! (Years ago he announced that he was not going to have a driving instructor but was going to learn to drive from YouTube. That didn’t happen!)Your card looks like you have been using these paints for ages. 🙂
    The burglar story is scary! In the US, the worry would have been that the dodgy bloke had a gun. Crazy world! I am glad it all turned out so well!


    • 10. kerenbaker  |  May 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

      You know, I think your son is right, I’ve learned TONS from YouTube. Driving from YouTube seems like a dodgy strategy – ha ha! Hope your day is a lovely one!



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