Sunday 16 September 2018

Mixed Media & Art- Journey

This month at Mixed Media & Art the moodboard is
This is right up my alley.  Here is my creation.

Gone back to my steampunk roots.  A tag trio.  Metallic Alchemy Paint, embossing enamel. rust paste, chipboard, modeling paste, and metals. 

I think this is my favorite with the 3-D spectables, I used clear plastic, then colored with alcohol inks.

Underneath clock pocket watch, I layered gears and painted them with rust paste.  This one has my favorite background.

Start by scoring background paper.  Add brads along score lines, not all just some.

Paint entire tag brown, dry.  Mix white pearl and mermaid teal alchemy paint together, paint tag with several coats.

Rub some umber acrylic paint on tag, let it sit for awhile still it is tacky.  Now wipe off brown paint, not all of it leave some around brads, along edges, and along score lines.  Looks tarnished now.

Add some red oxide paint in some random spots.  Now tarnished and rusted.

A lightening bug, the wings are printed on transparent paper, then I cut out and glued on the body of lightening bug.

Harlequin pattern on the background, because I love harlequin.  The wings are the chipboard with three layers so they have lots of dimension.

Monday 10 September 2018

Purple Trees

I have about 3 projects on the go right at the moments, today I created a cover for my new class-
FAMILY, FAITH, and LAUGHTER.  This is a tribute album to my cousin Gina, she doesn't have much time left but instead of wallowing she is embracing her final moments.  Recently they planted a purple tree for a memento for her children when she is gone.  I have created a purple tree for the album cover- purple is her favorite color.

Tree was created with polymer clay, curly moss, paper and wire.  This is exactly what i saw in my mind, so happy it worked.

I started with snakes of polymer clay, that tapered smaller at the ends.  Then twist into a tree trunk, the seperate lengths of clay become the limbs.

The leaves were super painful to make, I cut the leaves with the silhouette then glued two together with a wire in the center.  Very time consuming.
Once the tree is shaped, insert wire leaves into limbs before it is baked.

The background paper was painted with umber acrylic paint, once dry add harlequin texture with modeling paster mixed with black paint.  Layered onto top is alchemy blue-gold paint, muted with a thin layer of umber again.  Then start adding waxes- white gold, amethyst and vintage gold.

I wanted the background of cover to look old and tarnished.  Layered underneath tree is curly moss, gives the tree that full bushy look.

Love how it turned out!
Stay tune for more, next I will make the album.