Thursday 6 February 2020

Beauty and Personality journal panel for Andy Skinner

I am sharing this project over on Andy Skinner's blog as his Creative Team sample for February.
It will go into my 'Creative Panels' journal.

Creative steps
Using Andy's chalk paints Ocean Breeze, Mustard Seed and Olive Grove with DecoArt Americana Timeless and Lace chalky finish paint, brayer a random background.

I dipped and dried in white watery gesso and then dipped and dried in Ocean Breeze and Prussian Blue pigment paint.

Next I stamped Distressed Mandala in coffee and cobalt archival ink before scraping some white gesso and left it to dry overnight.

I did a couple of more washes using the ocean breeze mixed with a little prussian blue and the olive grove this brought it all back together again. Roughening the edges and dipping them in watery chestnut frames the panel nicely.

To finish I stamped Andy's new eye stamp with both coffee and black archival inks to give some variation, 

I printed the quote and painted three hearts with chestnut chalk paint, stamped with lace and washed with burnt sienna and titan buff. 

February is the month of love so I hope you find it in abundance.