Thursday 19 February 2015

A Visual Journey #8

I had a great time at the Stitches Trade Show Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and spent some time at the DecoArt stand chatting to Andy Skinner and Mark Gould when they were free. I also did a couple of make and takes with Mark and also Andy's workshop. Andy was very generous and gave us two sets of his new stamps, one of his new masks and some acrylic paints from the new media line.

After being pretty in pink and very feminine last week, this is much more grungy, industrial and masculine this week.

I started with DecoArt media fluid acrylics and very lightly brayered yellow iron oxide, phthalo grebe-blue and phthalo blue in layers drying between each one.
 Next I brayered watered picket fence distress paint over the top and dried.

To finish I added a watery wash of quinacridone gold.

For the next stages I stenciled using the fluid acrylics and a new stencil from Andy called Industrial Elements and then took a cog mask and used peacock feathers and evergreen bough distress ink to create more depth in the background.

Over this I stamped  with two stamps from Andy's new Steampunk set........

..... finishing with the clock and the butterfly key from the set stamped onto left over distressed card from another project.

Lastly I die-cut some cogs from paper scraps ..........

..... which finished the composition for me.

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