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)