A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Sunday, 5 April 2015

3UP @ Paper Artsy

Hi everyone I have been UBER excited about taking part in the 3UP@ Paper Artsy.  
Our colour theme was A:-  stone, concrete, slate & green lichen (hey pesto with
touch of limelight) My Theme is:-Shiny Things

The colours were what dictated my project as they conjured up stone walls, crypts &
old iconic things, moss, old buildings etc. "Weird! I know, what can I say" personally I 
blame my parents.

So I used a Tim die to cut the top and bottom pieces, I used Grunge paste through a stencil to
the main body of the piece, once it had been painted using a brayer & the paint
from my colour pallet omitting the green.
 I cut out an arch and painted it with both stone and concrete.

I then used Lynne Perrella LPC028 main image and stamped in watering can
archival ink. Next I sanded the image back so it looked faint and weathered.
I applied Vaseline to the parts of the image that I wanted to show through &
then painted over it in a mix of Hey pesto & limelight. 

I knocked back the paint once it was dry and reapplied Vaseline where I wanted the 
Lichen to show through. I then painted it all with slate and allowed to dry 
before knocking back. I applied crackle paste around the entire arch
& allowed to dry before painting with slate.

The top and bottom plinths were painted with slate then dry brushed slightly
with green. I rubbed slate over the stencilled areas with my finger and then used
hey pesto over the whole piece. This was then highlighted with treasure gold 
to turn - shiny.

A few crystals were attached and golden rain done with a glue gun - see
  here to take you to the link for how to make it. I hope you have all
 enjoyed reading about it as much as I have taking part.
Let me know what you think!
Cheers Dee x


Astrid Maclean said...

Such an interesting piece Dee, it looks really mysterious and great use of those Tim goodies. Thanks so much for adding it to our birthday challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Dee,
I am loving those drips....The whole piece is unique and interesting.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Dee,
I am loving those drips....The whole piece is unique and interesting.

massofhair said...

Oh i do love your glue gun drips so very much, must try this very soon. A stunning project Dee, using the pediments really transforms your tag into something so magical, brilliant 3UP, hope you join in again :-) xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning work. This is so outside of my comfort zone so am in real admiration. Love it.
Well done!
Catherine x

Deborah Wainwright said...

I love what you made you Dee. Might have to borrow some of those techniques :) x

Wanda Hentges said...

A wonderful piece, Dee!!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Dee, this is an incredible piece! The aged look you achieved is just amazing and I love the drips of green through your image, so grungy! hugs :)

Nikki Acton said...

This is fabulous Dee - just spotted on pinterest and had to come see! Now following too. Nikki xx

Ruth said...

Yes love those drips, inspired piece of art...love it! Ruth x

butterfly said...

Saw and loved this over at PA - so atmospheric, and again with those fabulous gilded drips - becoming a signature!
Alison xx

JackieP Neal said...

This is totally cool and amazing Dee!! You are so clever- you should be teaching your own classes!! xo