A very timeworn shabby project I've made for Andy Skinner and his new releases today.
1. Take a piece of greyboard and score 3 lines vertically to start it looking like old floorboards.
Give it a coat of chestnut to seal it. Dry. Repeat the painting on two panels cut from thinner greyboard to fit horizontally across the main board.
2. Take Lava Paste and a brayer and lightly roll across the panels and heat dry. Then randomly rub a candle over the surface.
3. Paint a coat of ocean breeze, Gently heat and wipe with a dry paper towel to remove a some of the paint.
4. Repeat the process of rubbing the candle wax and paint - this time use a white chalk paint, and rubbing it back as you've dried it. Give a coat of super matt varnish. Leave to dry. This seals the wax coat so you can ad more paint layers.
5. Cut another piece of grey board for your centre piece. Give it two coats of white chalk paint and using rust paint stamp stone wash stamp and dry before giving it a watery wash of ocean breeze.
6. Take the centre piece again sand the edges and dabble quinacridone gold over it, dry and rub coffee a archival ink pad round the edges.
7. Back to the larger board and panels, bend along the score lines to open them up again, drag a pointy tool down them and repeat the sanding and distressing as in step 6. Also run the archival ink pad over the top of the lava paste texture to highlight it and make this look more like wood panels
Now assemble the project and add some distressed embellishments like Andy's rusty cogs, transfers and adhere a rice paper image to the centre piece.
Products available from Country View Crafts.
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Artist Pigment Paint - Rust, Quinacridone Gold
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Matt Chalk Paint - Chestnut, Ocean Breeze
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Rice Paper - Vintage
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Stamp - Stone Wash
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions - Super Matt Varnish
Andy Skinner Creative Expressions - Transfers
Miscellaneous - White Chalk Paint, candle, Coffee Archival Ink