Last Saturday my great skyping buddies Nikki (Addicted to Art) and Alison (Words and Pictures) and I met together for a short, just for fun 'do what you want', session to keep our hand in with creating and making and at the same time had a lovely catch-up.
I decided to use four words to work with that come from the first four days of the Creative Expressions FaceBook Mixed Media Mayhem challenges for May. Bright, Crackled, Stencilled and Distressed.
I created a background of brayered layers of Andy's chalk paints and white gesso adding in some stamping (that more or less got covered up :o) ).
The CREATE was stencilled using white texture paste and when perfectly dry I replaced the stencil and dabbed some of the chalk paints over it to help it blend with the background and outlined it with white posca pen.
I painted the industrial wing with the mustard and ocean breeze paints, let it dry then scraped some clear crackle glaze in random places. When that was dry I painted on white antiquing cream, left it to dry and rubbed away to reveal the cracks. Next I stamped with the grey haze.
A small round circular piece of Tando greyboard was painted with grey haze and titanium white paint mixed and Andy's eye transfer rubbed on.
The flaming heart was painted with grey haze, wash od the haze and white dabbled on, stamped with white tinting base and then splattered with ocean breeze and haze mixed.
I just used my fingers to add layers of the paints to the ring and splattered with grey haze.
Once put together =
It would be great if you popped over to see the other two projects - we had no theme this time - just to do what we liked, so these are very different. Here are their sneak peeks.
Andy Skinner Chalk Paints by Creative Expressions - Ocean Breeze, London Brick, Grey Haze, Mustard Seed.
Andy Skinner embellishments by Tando Creative - Industrial Wings, Flaming Heart
Andy Skinner stencil (Inspire) and stamp (Create)
Andy Skinner Transfers - Poe Diversity
DecoArt - Clear Crackle glaze, White Gesso, Tinting base, White Antiquing Cream, Titanium White Media acrylic paint
This is a scrumptious panel, Brenda - I feel I could gaze at those layers for hours and still not find all the depths! Love the finish on the fan wing thingy (!), and the textured CREATE lettering is beautifully shabby chic with its white highlights. Lovely!
Alison, of course, says it so much better than me! But yes adore how this came together - the colours, while subtle, are incredible! It works so well. Thanks for keeping me sane with some crafting time with friends xxx
What wonderfully beautiful treasures you and your compatriots have created....Keep calm and Create :D XXX
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