Thursday, 8 June 2017

A Pop Of Colour! by Lesley

Howdy  folks

Lesley here with a jazzed up plaque for you!

Now........i have a love of really ever see's my journals, I just journal for me! But i decided to have a little dabble on a plain birch plaque. These surfaces are fab.....they will take anything you throw at them! And are a bargain price! I used the 150mm x 150mm size....but you could go larger!

I started out by priming the plaque with a coat of gesso. The plywood does tend to eat paint rather quickly, using gesso first stops this. I then picked my colours of paint, A bright pink, a turquiose and a purple.

I used the pink in the middle and the purple around the outside. Once dry, i used a stencil and the turquiose paint.

I then took some Decoart crackle paint and applied it through another stencil. Once this was dry, i used my finger to add turquiose to the cracks.

Then in my super scruffy writing........i wrote around the plaque! I then flicked some black paint over the entire surface.  I used two different sizes of the primitive plywood hearts, and just used my finger to apply the paint.

I then doodled in white and black paint pens over the top.
These were glued together, and i added some turquiose and white stringy stuff around the hearts before gluing to the plaque. Ooooooh, and a little rub-on in the corner!

Thanks for reading.

Ingredients used
Birch plywood primitive hearts
Square birch plywood plaque


  1. Bold and beautiful,Lesley. I love the shape of those primitive hearts and the texture and colour you've used. xx

  2. Great texture and colour! and wonderfully colourful.

  3. Awesome! I love the birch plaques too as they can take a lot of stress - and you have done such a brilliant piece of art on one, Lesley! Love it!

    Claudia xxx

  4. Love the colours on this piece Lesley and I particularly love your scribble writing around the edge, very funky. Tracy x