Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Experimenting with DecoArt products - Star media board

This STAR media board came about just by playing with some media fluid acrylics, and metallic lustres that were sitting on my desk as a result of trying to get my make and take sorted for Ministry of Mixology this month and if you are booked on, NO this is nothing like the piece we will be doing lol. This does however fit the theme the lovely Rachel has chosen for the Country View Challenge for November.

I didn't record my steps as it was a playtime but from what I can remember I had applied black gesso, black modeling paste through a stencil and then glued chipboard and wooden pieces onto the media board and was playing with the paints and hated what it became so it had another coat of black gesso and I put it aside to dry. When I came back to it the layers went something like this -

- with a damp brush I brushed on champagne ice metallic lustre.
- I applied a watery wash of transparent red iron oxide.
- I brushed lavish green metallic lustre over the stars ....

..... and iced espresso over the STAR letters.

- next came a wash of phthalo blue particularly over the frame.
- followed by a gentle brush of champagne ice just over the background.
- then a wash of translucent white over the top and only on the background.
- then a wash of quinacridone gold just over the background.
- I finished by rubbing in some champagne ice on the edges of some of the wooden pieces to highlight them.

I'm not sure whether I like the results or not - I need to leave it for a day or two and come back to it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great week and if you get a moment please pop over to the CVC challenge blog to see all the details and inspiration to start a month of STARS.

hugs Brenda xxx