Monday 19 February 2018

Mixed Media & Art- Time

This month at Mixed Media & Art the challenge is Time, the statement is "At this time, we suggest that you touch the natural and slightly unusual elements.  And here is the mood board...

Here is my inspiration a project created by Hilda Skerka.  I really loved the port hole and the crackle so I took that and ran.

I made a shadow box with a port hole, then an underwater scene in the port hole.  Lots of crackle paste, rust paste and alchemy paints.

I made the octopus legs with polymer clay, shape them around the outside of the port hole and make them look like they are coming from inside the port hole.  This was a little challenging to shape them, then try to keep the shape when i cook in the oven to set.

I painted them with Emerald Green and blue gold alchemy paint.  I love of alchemy paints are shinny not sparkly.

The port hole is a chipboard circle frame with bolts on top.  Cover the entire cover with white crackle paste, color with magicals guten tag teal and bratwurst brown.  I painted the frame with brown and red rust paste then a little green patina paste.  My mom actually thought this was metal, so i would say the effect was successful.

I painted chipboard seahorse with plum preserves and soft sation alchemy paint.  I do sell the seahorse on my etsy store Boozybear but i sized it smaller, if you are interested in recreating this shadow box message me for the smaller seahorse.

Behind the seahorse you can see seashells, these we created with polymer clay and a silicone mold.  I pushed them into a pile of green patina paste, to look like they were buried on the bottom of the ocean floor.  Painted with soft satin, and blue-gold alchemy paint.

Behind seashells is chipboard compass, painted with rust paste and gold paint.  In front is message in the bottle, mix gel medium and art stones then paint onto amber bottles. Paint bottles with alcohol ink then wrap with twine.

The finishinf touch is off white sisal in behind port hole.

Chipboard used includes the following all available on my etsy store BoozyBear.

Bolts- Layer the pieces together to create a 3-D nuts and bolts.

Compass 2



  1. Amazing project! Thank you so much for joining us at Mixed Media & Art.

  2. Gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Mixed Media & Art.

  3. wow! So creative, I love your imagination! Thanks for joining us at MM&A!