dinsdag 11 november 2014

Foamboard is 'da bomb'!

I just discovered this foamboard, and it's possibilities are near enough endless. One can build storage space with it, it cut's like butter, is light yet very strong, it embosses and cuts with the thick big dies, and you can paint it and work it with all sorts of art mediums. You may have read about the workshop I did with Andy Skinner some weeks ago in which we workes with this stuff. Now I've already shown you one of the two little projects I made (if you haven't seen it yet, do scroll down a couple of posts and you will find it), so here's the second one. Sorry about the colour of this first picture; it was made at night and the lighting was not so good. The true colour is more like the other pictures.
The background piece and heart were first painted in black gesso, and then I used the Deco Art crackle paint. Now this is a white think paint, which crackles in a manner best compared with the oldfashioned enamels used in ancient times on cooking pans and strainers. Sometimes in grey of green colours. After letting the paint airdry (don't use your heating tool on it, it will crackle, but I find the crackle much better when airdried. I first slightly sanded it to make it flatter and then used blac antiqueing cream by Deco Art. Now you just apply the stuff and let it dry. Then you use a piece of dry kitchen roll and rub it off. After that I stamped it using Ranger archival ink and a dictionary stamp. I then added some Quinacridone Gold which is transparant, to give it a slightly rusty effect. On the edges I covered some of the crackled chips a coat of Burned Umber which makes it look like the enamel has chipped off revealing the metal underneath. Love the effect, it looks so darn real.
On the top piece I started out with white gesso, and after drying I added some sand structure medium. After drying I painted the entire piece with transparant Paynes Grey, which is a blueish grey colour. Because of the transparancy the white of the gesso shimmers through here and there which is exactly what you want. After drying you make a fine splatter with a white acrylic paint. Then the piece is painted with Red Iron Oxide and Quinacridone Azo Gold paints. here and there you can mix some Paynes Grey in to make darker patches.
The heart was also painted with the Crackle paint, but in this case I used Antiquing Cream Green instead of the black I used in the background. I also added some Quinacridone Azo Gold, again to make it rusty looking.
This element was cut and embossed with a Tim Holtz die, also from this foamboard. That make it considerably thinner. This element was given layer upon layer, and the endresult is an effect as if this piece is zink metal which was rusted. It is this piece that I am most happy with. I think the result is very convincing.
So, I'd advise you to check out the new Deco Art line, brilliant stuff and very affordable as well.
Hugs Frea

16 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow, really impressive and made from foam!! Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing. Thank you so much for joining us 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

  2. I think I must go and buy some foam board, this is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge.

  3. Frea... I just love this piece.... I can't believe that is from foam board.... WOW !!!! I need to get me some Deco Art products... How lucky to have taken a class from Andy Skinner !!! He is amazing !!! I off to check out your other projects you made that were inspired by him also... Thank you for playing and creating with us at Anything But A Card

  4. stunning
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  5. Cool project! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  6. Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  7. Gorgeous project loving the tones of colour. Fab. Thanks for joining in with us over at Anything but a card this month x

  8. Your creation looks so tactile Frea and great colour tones.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  9. Lovely project with so much gorgeous detail and texture! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  10. Beautiful card, love the image and colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  11. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  12. Great Project! I love all of the mixed media details. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with TTCRD this week and Please come and play with us again soon.

  13. Fabulous work. thank you for joining us at the Papernest Challenge good luck. Hugs Sharon DT Member xxx

  14. I did an Andy Skinner workshop back in the summer which was absolutely brilliant. He is an incredible artist. Gosh this is a wonderful transformation. Lots of texture. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft My Life. hugs Mrs A. (D.T.)

  15. I love the veratility of foam board and such a fab project you are sharing . I too am off to look at your other projects. Thank you for joining in with us over at Anything but a card this time.
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu DT