Saturday 23 May 2020

Revisiting old techniques - watery layers with stencilled textures

Here's another of my techniques and layer combinations using acrylic paints. I like to turn to these when needing some inspiration and I have been documenting them on media boards as a resource.
You will find them added to my Tutorials and step x steps page found on my sidebar.

This one - Watery Layers with Stenciled Texturen- I taught at Ministry of Mixology in April 2019.

Process steps
1. Apply black modeling paste through a stencil. Leave to dry.
2. When the paste is dry paint a coat of white gesso over the whole piece.
3. Paint watery acrylic washes over the whole surface and dab with some kitchen paper to remove some of it from the gesso. Dry.
4. Mix a little prussian blue hue 50:50 with glazing medium and paint over the tag and gently rub back with dry kitchen roll and a babywipe keeping the dark blue to the edges.
5. Mix a little quinacridone gold with water, dribble on one place spritz with water and move around and dab some off with dry kitchen paper before drying. Repeat in another couple of random places.
6. Mix a little paynes grey with water and dribble around the edges, spritz with water and dry. I worked on about a 2 inch spread at a time.
7. Using a small brayer, roll carbon black paint over the raised areas, if some catches in the background don’t worry it adds to the distressed look.

Or a little different -

Step 1- Apply some gesso to the  board, squidge it on the craft mat/palette. Dry
Step 2 - Use white modeling paste with white with acrylic paint added to it and apply through a stencil - leave to dry.
Step 3 - Add some dip, drip and dry washes.
Step 4 - Lightly sand raised textures to get some of the colour back.
Step 5 - Add some splatters.
Step 6 - Using a palette knife drag clear crackle glaze around the edges and leave to dry.
Step 7 - Cover crackles with titanium white antiquing cream, leave to dry and wipe back.
Step 8 - Sand the edges and add some quinacridone gold and prussian blue around the edge to frame it.