Saturday, September 4, 2010

Puzzle mania

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.

5 comments:

  1. I saw this on Alisa's blog and thought it was so cool. Yours turned out great! I don't have any small puzzles around here but I might have to get one and try this.

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  2. Your puzzle turned out lovely. Oh... maybe we could organize a painted puzzle swap of some sort!
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  3. This is great!! Each little piece of art is part of the bigger picture...Love it! They could be made into pendants or other kinds of jewelry.

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  4. This is pretty cool! :) I love it.

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  5. Very cool one !!! It looks great, Kate.
    Brava to you for just going for it when the going was good. ;)
    I hope your Labor Dayu is deliciously labor-less !

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