Wall Art with Fiber Paste, Stamps, and Paint

Instead of sketching a design, I’ll often cut out paper and play around with the pieces until I like the composition.

In keeping with my New Year’s resolution to rid my home of mass produced art, I made this simple wall art for my downstairs powder room.  The more I put original art in my home, the more I like it!

I started with a framed canvas, 24″ x 20″ .  I brushed some acrylic paint over it, keeping it darker toward the bottom third.

When the paint was dry I brushed a thick layer of fiber paste all over the canvas and then ‘sketched’ the stem and leaves with the handle of the paintbrush.

I used some butterfly rubber stamps and stamped them carefully, right into the wet paste.

After the paste was dry I took some acrylic paint and added color.

 


I sponged around the edges with watered-down paint (raw sienna).  FYI~ The fiber paste ruins the sponge!

And here’s my new piece of wall art for my powder room! I’m moving most of my home decor into a more neutral direction.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

10 thoughts on “Wall Art with Fiber Paste, Stamps, and Paint

  1. I always love your work and now that my phone is working right, I can hear the music, and I love the music too! Where do you find these musical pieces? Thanks in advance!

    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! I’m always searching out new music…I have several friends who are music lovers and we’re always sharing new finds back and forth with each other. I went to a classical concert last night and discovered a beautiful piece by a Russian composer named Arensky. If I can find it I’ll use it with an upcoming post. The music that’s playing right now is by Mike Monday called “When The Rain Falls.” Thanks again for coming by!

    1. Thanks, Floy! I’ve got a new mosaic in the works, too! Already getting hot out in the garage, though..gotta hurry and finish it before I melt. :)

  2. Hi Scarlett – I’ve always loved your music player .. it’s lovely listening while I read .. then I leave it running sometimes! I quite understand you wanting to put your art on your walls – I’m not keen on mass produced art … love this creation though ..

    Cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Sharon, Great idea, no I haven’t tried it on a wall. It would be fun to try, only I haven’t found an art supplier that sells fiber paste (in the quantity it would take) at a reasonable price. The small jars are around $15 dollars in my neck of the woods! Thanks for stopping by! ~Scarlett

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