Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Getting Messy

Here it is, my entry for the latest ABAC challenge,  which is #Getting Messy, and I did get very messy making this!

I started with a plain wooden photo frame,  it was given two light coats of gesso,  then I used a mask and some modeling paste for the rings.   I left the whole thing to dry overnight,  then painted it black, after replacing the mask I used some iridescent acrylic paints (Pebeo),  which I got from CnC, a mix of blue, green and a light purple/lilac, right around the frame, then stamped on it using a script stamp with black archival.








This is what I used as a mat,  a piece of black card and more stippling, using same colours and adding some silver.

A quick trip to the craft shop to get a mask I needed,  then two stamps mysteriously jumped into the basket followed by an embossing folder!

Used the mask with black archival round the edge.

For the picture I used my new stamp, a lovely flower,  stamped first using a bright purple adiorondiac, and embossed it with some cosmic shimmer powder,  then using some paint I stamped it again,  which was embossed with clear powder.

I stamped the background using a nice swirly stamp, using gesso, then embossed it using the new folder - embossabilities, Regency swirls,  which is an 8x8 folder.

Then I put it all together!  A lovely inky experience, my hands have been all sorts of colours,  the iridescent paints are almost 'glow in the dark'. 

Oh I added the word 'flower',  there just seemed to be a 'space' above the flower. 


I really enjoyed this,  especially the frame,  which came out much better than I expected.  I was a bit afraid of using such dark colours.   It was also a nice trip to the craft shop, met a very chatty lady who told me about a craft group,  will be giving it a go,  and signed up for a zentangle workshop.

And the sun is back... long may she reign high in the sky.

4 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

Love this piece Maggie. The colours are gorgeous and the black just sets them all off beautifully - especially that amazing flower. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time x

BJ said...

And you so love getting messy too - great work and liquid pearls are definitely on my list :) BJ

Julia S-W said...

It's been far too long since I dropped by here Maggie - please forgive me. This is a wonderful mixed media piece and it so good to see you doing this kind of work - you have great talent you know. I love the flower and the use of black to show off the colours is perfect.
I must drop by to see you more often - I promise. Think I owe you an email too!
Big hugs, Juliaxxx

Beverley Baird said...

Lovely piece! Colourful and interesting design!

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