Its one of those project that had no real direction and I wanted to try a lot of different things to see if they worked, I still can not make my mind up as to weather it works as a piece or not though, maybe its like marmite.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
playing with textures
The Craft Barns faux finish challenge so I started with a couple of different crackle finishes. the large cracks are the croco cracking paint clear, this was applied over the paper artsy fresco finish chalk acrylics, which had been treated with its own cracking glaze,(same range). How ever when the croco was applied it started to lift and peel the top layer of fresco chalk as it dried and cracked, it has a nice 3d feel with the bottom colour being pulled up with it. the croco then got stained and dry brushed to bring out the depth.The rocky/sandy bluff that the girl is stood on was made using modeling paste that was then coated in embossing ink and different distress powders to give it that rocky feel. The Girl Is one of the new Gorjuss stamps, she has been coloured with distress inks painted on and then covered with glossy accents. the frilly wire ribbon thing was stained and added to feel like see weed and some shrink plastic shells were added. the sun is blended alcohol inks.As the colours came together it started to have a beach/seaside feel so I will enter in to the Simon Says Stamp and Show summer holls challenge