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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