Hello 🙂 Happy Good Friday to you! No day off here sadly, as we are in ‘show prep’ mode with just 1 week left before we set off for The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace… One of our favourite shows 🙂
Yesterday was so busy I didn’t get a chance to share Teresa’s Terrific Thursday inspiration with you, so sorry about that! So today we will have 2 amazing posts for you!
It’s time for another dose of thrilling Thursday inspiration from me for the Visible Image team, and I’ve been mixing my media once again to create a richly textured canvas.
I used some Coarse Texture modelling paste through a spider web mask to create the background texture on a blank canvas. (I left the area where the chipboard ‘shrine’ was going to be blank, so that I would be able to glue it into place more easily). I love the little grains in this, it allows you to create extra depth as it is quite stiff, and makes a change from the smooth finish that ordinary modelling/texture pastes produce. Once that was dry I glued the ‘shrine’ in place and coated it all with black gesso, making sure to get into all the little cracks and crevices.
Thankfully gesso dries quite quickly so I was soon able to get to work with my Inca Gold gilding waxes – I used green, blue and purple colours, applying them with my fingers. They really pick up the detail on the texture paste. I used gold gilding wax on the shrine area. I used Glossy Accents to attach some little glass ‘bubbles’ randomly on the web design, just to catch the light and add some extra shine.
Then I got to work with my stamps. I randomly stamped the cogs onto the shrine and added gold embossing powder. Then stamped and embossed the sentiment across the bottom. I stamped and embossed the clock and wings onto black card, embossed then carefully cut them out before mounting on 3d foam.
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Wow check out all that fabulous texture, gorgeous canvas from Teresa! Our Time is Precious set is really versatile and great for masculine projects too 🙂
We’ll be back shortly with our Fabulous Friday post from Pauline Butcher 🙂
See you soon!
Mark & Helen xx