dinsdag 28 oktober 2014

Andy Skinner workshop.

Hi everyone, I had a great weekend at the Craftorij retreat. We did two workshops, one by Andy Skinner from Deco Art and one by France Papillon. Now here's what I made with Andy; love love love the Deco Art line; the fluid acrylics are brilliant and I just love all their mediums. We had a go at trying out a lot of stuff, and I really like the effects you can achieve.
Now this project was made with presentation board; it's a hard foam covered on both sides with black paper. It weighs next to nothing, you can cut is easily with a craft knife, you can diecut and emboss it.
So the wings have been diecut from this material. I made some faux rust on it by firstly putting down a layer of white gesso,after which you ass Sand Texture medium just here and there, not to much. Then you paint it with Paynes Grey acrylic, splatter it with a white acrylic mist, and then paint with some Quinacridone Gold and for the darker spots mix some paynes grey in. The ribbets (which are actually sticky pearls) were done in the same manner. 
Now the background was a printed paper which I glued on after which I used several colours of paint in a drybrushing kind of way.
I sanded the edges and added some rubons which I protected by covering them with mat gel medium.
The top layer was first covered in black gesso. I then added a layer of crackle paint which is white but can be tinted as well. You best let this airdry which does take a while. After drying I slightly sanded it in order to flatten it out enough to stamp on it. I then coverend the entire plaque with black antiqueing cream and let that dry before rubbing it off with a baby wipe. After drying it again I stamped the bicycle on.  As a final touch I used a Burnt Umber to make faux chipped pieces on the edges of the plaque. 
I added some Quinacridone Gold to make some faux rusty drips to make the piece look like a rusted metal enamel plate. Love the effect! As a final touch I added some rusted wire and burlap. I really like this piece. I made another but will make a separate post for that one. Have a great week, hugs Frea

12 opmerkingen:

  1. This turned out amazing. It looks old and antiqued. Thanks for playing along with this weeks Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

  2. What a beautiful project with a great vintage feel! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck in the prize draw. I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  3. WOW! This is a lovely project! Fun!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin Anything But a Card Challenge!

  4. Thanks for joining us at Not Just Card!
    Monica - DT

  5. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  6. fab project Frea! love the rusty effect:0)
    thanks for joining the mixed media challenge at TMC!
    grtz Jolanda

  7. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

  8. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  9. I absolutely can't believe this started as foam board - what a transformation. It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenge this week!

  10. Love this. Who knew foam board would be a great card medium! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

  11. I love your crackled bike. Thanks for sharing your work with us at All Crafts Challenges.

    Maja DT