Wednesday, 23 May 2012

playing with textures

This is something that came about just by playing with different products, I wanted to have a go at the 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
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.

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  1. Thought I'd pop & see what you've been up to Mark! The textures on this piece are fab, love it! The x box looks pretty cool too!

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  2. So many different techniques you are experimenting with! Love the big croco cracks!

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  3. It's nice, unique and a bit artsy (:o)The croco - crackle looks awesome. Have to get some of this stuff. Maybe to alter an old shoe??*lol* I really like how you used this cute stamp on a non - cute way. I have to change my look on stamps!

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    1. I would love to see the shoe when its done, let me know if you can not get this croco in germany

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    2. lol, Ah, then it should be easy to get ;)

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  4. Hello..thanks for stopping by my blog...My old desk went into a jar to bring back to the uk..you can see it here... http://cardzbyclaire.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/very-very-sad-woyww.html

    this project of yours is lovely.. love the image you used against all the cracks... brilliant..keep playing your ideas are really good
    CLaire x

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  5. Hi Mark. I really like your playing with texture piece. That mix of croco crackling paint over the fresco paint/glaze looks amazing! I really like all of the different techniques and things you tried to achieve all of these different textures and looks. Love your "seaweed" aka "frilly wire ribbon thing". haha Love your technical terms! :) Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  6. I think it is a fabulous piece. Love the texture you created, very clever.
    Have a great week.
    Von #22

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  7. just one word...... great!!!

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  8. Amazing texture on your sample Mark.Fab work!
    Thanks for entering our challenge.
    Izzy

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  9. Ciao Mark, nice to have you on CraftBarn challenge.
    I didn't understand where the 'faux' technique is :-) , but I love the wonderful effects you got.

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    1. thanks for the comments, the faux part is the crackle glaze, crocco

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  10. Lovely card! Beautiful colours and the crackle looks really nice!

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  11. Really interesting textures in this piece, adds lots of fun.

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  12. I like vey much your work and your crackle effects, very lovely result !!

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