Monday 16 April 2018

Panel 9 - Preservation

It is always a source of incredible excitement, astonishment and fascination when I get the opportunity to see and hopefully handle fossils and I love it when we go down to Swanage in Dorset where there is a lovely little shop with some incredible rocks with ammonites in and beautiful pieces to buy. This fossil fish looks as though he has taken on the colours of the sands and seabed and is laying in a watery grave just waiting to be found.

Process Steps
1. Adhere some left over painty or patterned pieces of card strips, collage style to the substrate.
2. Stamp over some text using watering can and coffee archival inks.
3. Dip in watery cobalt blue mixed with translucent white several times and dry.
4. Add titan buff to the left over paint, spritz with water and repeat the dip and dry several more times.

5. Scrape a small amount of white gesso randomly with a palette knife.
6. Stamp the fish onto tissue paper, tear and adhere.

7. Give everything a dirty wash of quinacridone gold and cobalt blue.
8. Adhere the word and give everything a coat of satin varnish.


Gina said...

another wonderfully inspiring post XXX

Annie said...

Fabulous details and colours created on this wonderful piece Brenda x Love the background layers and that fish looks wonderful

TFS and hugs
Annie xx

sally said...

An absolute beaut! Love all the layers as well as the colours of this "ancient" piece :-)

Sally xx

Stampendous said...

Brenda, this is so absolutely cool. Your color scheme is perfect and you've really brought that fish to life! to death?'s wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with Andy's Stampendous stamps!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastic as always Brenda !
Corrie x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Brenda, gorgeous texture and colour. love it. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Kate Yetter said...

I love the layers but the continuity of the background! Beautiful watercolor effect in your background.

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous drippy background - the paint and paper layers give this depth and presence so beautifully.
Alison x