As im sure you can tell im absolutely in love with the colours of this months mood board. This being so i just couldn't help myself but to create a second mood board blog.
I glued down some brown butchers paper and used gesso through a brick stencil.
I do apologise for not taking any progress pictures for the next few steps.
I decided that i didn't like the brick pattern so i roughly cut out squares placing them on the bottom left and top right of the canvas. I then used small round clay balls from a decorative vase i found at a garage sale, grouping them in a curve across the canvas. You could also use artist stones to achieve this look. I also added a cute chip board butterfly to the top.
I then covered the whole canvas in black gesso. Once dry i painted the canvas with Icing paste (Mystic Turquoise). Then is used lindy's sprays (Tibetan Poppy Teal and Azure Sea Asters)
Then i used Lindy's spray (Time Travel Teal) on the butterfly and other places around the canvas. The spray has a silver look to it against the amazing blues of the canvas.
I adore Lindy;s sprays. Experimenting with them is such a joy. The way the pigments change depending on the background colour is truly stunning.
Again i apologise for the lack of progress pictures.
I then used dimension paint on the butterfly to give it some depth. Once dry i used finnabair wax (fire bird) all over the canvas. I use my finger to add the wax however you can use a small soft brush.
I also used dimension paint on the feather chip board. I then painted it with the icing paste before rubbing it with the wax. Oh sorry i forgot to mention i also used a foam leaf sticker i found laying on my table. I added this at the same time as the foam strips.
I rubbed the wax around the edges of the strips, the leaf, and the small clay balls. I did use a small brush on the clay balls to get the wax into the crevasses.
I used white cotton thread to create a nest to place under the feather chip board.
Using the little clay balls was fun however in the future i would definitely use artist stones. (available in store)
I had painted this chip board with brown rust paint for another project but changed my mind. I lightly dusted off the rust paste then rubbed it all over with finnabair wax (fire bird)
I also added white thread as a nest to place under the chip board. I then added small white beads around the canvas. Mainly focusing arounf the feathers and words.
I also rubbed the fire bird wax around the edges of the canvas.
So there we go. Thank you very much for viewing my blog.
I hope you get as inspired as i was by this months mood board and give it ago.
Finnabair wax (fire bird)
Lindy;s spray (Time Travel Teal,Azure Seas Asters, Tibetan Poppy Teal)
Icing paste (Mystic Turquoise)
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