Friday, August 29, 2014

Using the Artist's Paint Palette as an Art Piece by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone! It's Tracey here to share a new project with you. I created an art piece using a page from a Leaky Shed Studio Artist's Palette Album. I purchased a basket of worthless old paintbrushes at an auction last summer for a dollar. I had 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. 

I hope you've been inspired to think outside the box to create
a unique art piece with your Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard!

Leaky Shed Studio Products

For a full list of products used, please stop by my blog tomorrow (Saturday).

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~


  1. Tracey I think you out did yourself this is stunning :)

  2. Beautiful and once again your flowers are outstanding!!

  3. Oh, Tracey....this is stunning! I love the vintage patina you managed to create with your inks, paints, and gesso. It looks wonderfully old! It's just completely beautiful, and I love the spattered paintbrushes you added, too. Wow!