Monday, 29 February 2016

Let's Play: Show neglected art supplies some love.

Caroline Dube at A Colorful Journey has a new monthly challenge called Let's Play.  February's challenge is to show some neglected art supplies some love and see what you can create.

I've had a chipboard wall plaque and some unused crackle glaze for a long, long time and so decided it was time to try to create something with them.  Here is what I made:

Chipboard plaque: first coated with gesso, then modelling paste applied through a Kaisercraft stencil  called 'Damask'. Painted with pale grey acrylic paint, then Inka Gold 'Rose Quartz' wax added to  bring out the relief of the design.

'Home' word: This chipboard piece was a gift from a friend in a swap - her clever husband cuts the pieces himself.  It was painted white, crackle glaze applied, then, when that was dry, lush pink paint applied on top which cracked to give this finish. Since this was the first time I've used crackle glaze, I was quite pleased with the result :)  The word's edges were inked in Ranger  jet black archival ink.

Flower cluster: Flowers made from white card, die cut with Spellbinders 'Spiral Blossom One' die and edges inked with Prima Chalk Edger in Old Rose. Leaves also die cut from Spellbinders 'Foliage' dies  and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks (Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo) and water, then shaped. Arranged with pearl stamen accents and shop bought cream roses.

Heart, butterfly and bird: all are chipboard pieces, either painted, inked or waxed and with edges inked. Tiny black crystal for bird's eye.
Thanks for looking!

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