Friday, 15 July 2016

Down at the bottom of the deep blue sea

Media Board - Down at the bottom of the deep blue sea

I have used a Tando Creative media board for my blog project today and got the inspiration from the DecoArt Under The Sea challenge that is running at the moment. I have a full tutorial and DecoArt Media blog post coming up later in the month as a DT piece.


So these are the steps I took to create this.
Paint board with white gesso and when dry adhere tissue wrap which has been stamped using archival ink. (Whoops forgot to take the photo here).  Add colour with watery translucent media acrylic paints and a brush or your fingers, randomly applying a couple of colours and letting them blend together. Use translucent colours so that the pattern shows through. (I used cobalt teal and quinacridone burnt orange).


Take small chipboards and with matte medium adhere to the background then add crackle paint around the edges.


 Glue on different sized beads, micro beads and glass flat backed cabochons, leave to dry.


Cover elements with white gesso and heat dry.


Make mists of translucent or semi translucent blue media paints (I used cobalt teal in one and a mix of phthalo turquoise and paynes grey in another) and this is the result after one spray.


Take a very small paint brush and the dark prussian blue and add some into the crevices for contrast, some neat and some into spritzed water.


Then use phthalo green/yellow, burnt umber, raw umber, paynes grey, raw sienna and quinacridone gold to colour up the wooden pieces.


Finish with the blue sprays again and a gold self made spray.
 that adds another level to the colour layers.


Here's a couple of more detailed photos ....


.... showing the changes to the wooden pieces after their colour additions.


I hope you will be able to join us at DecoArt for this amazing challenge theme - the world, or should I say sea, is your oyster. (pun intended lol).


Look what you could win......


If you fancy your chance click HERE to be transported over for all the details and the linky.




Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have had a good week and also have an enjoyable weekend planned. We hope it will be fine on Sunday so we can BBQ and watch the last day of the Farnborough Air Show planes from the garden.

hugs Brenda xxx





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24 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning piece Brenda!! Great step out too! I love the addition of the warmer colour hues to add more depth to the predominant blue tones and f course the composition is just perfect! A truly stunning mixed media piece!!

Gina said...

This is one of those pieces that you just want to touch...beautiful :D XXX

butterfly said...

So fabulous watching all those mixed media layers building up to a stunning ocean masterpiece - gorgeous!
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, this is so hard to imagine, but this has to be my favorite piece you've made! Hard to imagine because it's such a fine line to say anyone is more favorite than another, if that makes sense.

I literally was at the edge of my seat, taking in all the steps. How fun to watch you create, if only through the magic of technology. The image you chose for your background is perfect to set off all those fantastic elements. And the colors are magnificent--I truly feel like I've finally learned how to scuba dive and am visiting an underwater reef! Thank you for sharing your amazing artwork! Big hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I was enjoying the depth and dimension and wondering what you had used and then you showed the before picture too! Lovely design and gorgeous translucent bubbles.

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh Brenda this is stunning and has a magical quality to it. The textures and shading are amazing.
Julie x

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow Brenda ! This is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the layers...
Corrie xx

Beth B said...

I have to agree with Sara above. This is really one of my favorites if not THE favorite. I love all the layers and textures and color ... stunning! This piece is so inspiring!!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous textures and layers Brenda, its a wonderful, detailed, sea theme piece.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Brenda, I am stuck for words, you have taken me into a deep ocean paradise with this stunning project. Although my diving days are long since gone, you really did take me there again... You have created such depth with your layers, all the elements come together so beautifully - I LOVE THIS!!!! Stunning work. Hugs, Anne xx

Inky and Quirky said...

I really could just stare at this for hours Brenda and still see different details on it, such a gorgeous textured creation
Hugs
Donna xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for the visit to mine and for showing us this gorgeous project. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Barbara Schiassi said...

I adore this wproject! Sea is one of my favourite themes! Love all the textures you've added! Fantastic! barbara

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful piece, Brenda! Always love your work!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Brenda, amazing layers and colours and what a wonderful theme, thank you for sharing it! Deb xo

Annie said...

Tremendous make Brenda x wonderful layers and textures. Fabulous colours and a great theme too

TFS Annie x x

Christine Kiehl said...

This is truly beautiful and very creative. Thank you for sharing!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful layers on this Brenda - thanks for showing the step by step - love the touches of gold at the end! Julia xx

Lisa H said...

oh I loooooove this so much!!

Team Clark said...

I love the ancient feeling of this, very cool and perfectly beachy!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I just came for a short visit but this fabulous scene had me here just on this post for quite while!! It is truly gorgeous Brenda! Chrisxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda!!! WOW!!!! I have been scrolling up and down and back up for several minutes now trying to take in all the amazing details of this underwater beauty! I'm so glad you shared your process as I was captivated by how it came together! The touches of gold amid all the blues and aquas give this such a buried treasure feel! An absolutely amazing and refreshing piece! LOVE!!! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Loved seeing the creative development of this little beauty . Thanks Brenda for sharing.Such depth, detail , texture - a real gem .
Hugs x

weim house said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Very much appreciated your time ! Awesome blog and pictures! You certainly inspired! I came from "pinterest" after seeing one of your beautiful tags! You are awesome! Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Friday!