Tuesday 7 February 2017

The beauty of Fishing Line

Today i am working on a challenge for Retro Kraft Shop Retromania 20

I started with some grid like fibers, glued them on to a journal page with heavy gesso.  I scraped white gesso across page in center.  While the gesso was still wet sprinkle mini art stones mostly in center of page.

Next add color in center cluster, alchemy blue-gold, rose-gold, and gold. Add a large amount then spray with water to create movement, blur edges, and move around mini stones. Around the outside wipe Lindy's bronze color (not sure on color and it wasn't mine so can't double check) the color will wipe off gesso now you can visible see gesso lines.  The color soaks into the paper causing the page edges to be darker.  Add some bronze along center cluster.

I darken the outside edges more with ground expresso distress ink, stamp with texture stamps randomly around page.  Next highlight some of the grid fibers with black acrylic paint. Finally sprinkle on a little Lindy's magical shabby turbine teal spray with water move around with a paint brush and by rotating page.

Splatter page with bronze Lindy's. Next I painted Alchemy Key  and Projector chipboard available on my Etsy Store with alchemy steampunk copper and deep waters.  Next lightly dust with white and gold acrylic paint.  I wrapped wire around the stem of the chipboard key.

Underneath projector and key is fishing line, this worked perfect.  I wanted the thread look but more sturdy, fishing line is exactly want i needed- thank you husband.  I know it is hard to see try it you will love.

Add rust paste along edges of projector and alchemy key chipboard.

Here is why the fishing line is fantastic it is sturdy enough to paint edges and hold shape, how fun is this! Love how this turned out.
Splatter with gold and white acrylic paint.

My favorite spot.


  1. I have probably said this before but I'm going to say it again, your work is amazing! Looking forward to the next stunning piece.

  2. Great media work and I love the trick with the fishing line! Thank you for joining the Retromania challenge!

  3. WOW, great effect. Thank you for joining our Retromania challenge!

  4. Thanks so much. I was super excited this morning when i saw a comment from you Aga, I recently discovered your blog and it is now my go to blog for inspiration. Love all your wire details.