Monday 25 February 2019

Architecture 101

Over at 13 Arts they have this lovely moodboard challenge for February
So here in Cold Lake we are in the deep freeze, we had 3 weeks at -40 celcius but recently warmed up to -25 celcius so I guess things are looking up. lol  I used the tones and colors from the moodboard for my creation.

Here is my creation, I have to say I love it.  The final look ended up being old, vintage, like old architectural sketches.  I used some new chipboard pieces, clay casts, and 7 dots studio papers.
Used the following chipboard and
stencil available on my etsy store

Metal Gate
European Ironwork
Latin Stencil

I painted pillars chipboard white, let it dry then sand it slightly, ink with oxide peacock and ground espresso inks.  Now it looks old and patina.  I am still debating covering with glossy accents so it looks more like metal.

I used latin stencil and modeling paste to create the background, paint in with raw umber acrylic paint.  I water it down to blur edges, and get color variations, very antiquey.  I highlighted the latin words with white gold alchemy wax.

I made the windows with polymer clay and silicone molds, I really like using clay and molds you get detailed casts but they are flat on the back much easier for gluing down.

I usually make a cluster with paper layers and embellishments but i really love how the embellishments are placed randomly around the layout.

See you soon (hopefully not a month and a but will pass again before a post)