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.


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!