Yesterday I noticed on Alisa Burke's blog a fun project. I think she has the best tutorials. She painted over a puzzle and it looked like so much fun. So often I want to try things I see and I wait so long to take the initiate. This time I decided I would do it right away. I didn't have a real puzzle but one of those small ones you are supposed to write a letter on and then break apart and send it.
Here is my puzzle, its pretty small but still fun to do. I covered it in gesso and then a few colors of Liquitex fluid acrylic paint. One hint is when you first paint it you make sure that you can take the puzzle apart. I painted mine and had a spot that looked like it could be a problem so I took the puzzle apart to dry. I put it back together and with a Pitt artist pen I drew flowers on it. Next came brush markers to bring out the flower colors and some white gel pen for accents.
This is the puzzle taken apart, I think the pieces look pretty cool.
A close up shows how each individual piece looks like its own piece of art. This was really a fun project.