Finally had time to just play ... to sit and create something just for me!
Well, of course, all my crafting is just for me because 'tis what I love to do but this time this was not a project needed for a specific purpose ... and, oh did I enjoy doing this one.
And ... you'd better sit down for this
and get yourself a stiff drink
I am actually quite pleased with how this turned out
it is not even destined to the Box of Failures
but it is going to be
HUNG ON THE WALL!!!
Whilst at a family BBQ at Alfie's I came across a pair of rusty old scissors that he had just dug out of his veggie patch ...
Set his old aunt's creative juices flowing I can tell you
Kinda, sorta had a vision in my head straight away of what I wanted to do with them
After a false start where it was not coming together quite as hoped
but I Carried on Regardless
but knew I was not happy with it
I had all the bits stuck in place and was leaving overnight to dry completely and was merrily bobbling away during the evening when I suddenly announced
"It's no good"!
And dashed off to rip off as many of the pieces as I could
Tore the canvas in a few places but nothing that could not be disguised
and I left it all in a heap ready to tackle afresh the next day
Tackle afresh I did
and was back to more of what I envisioned
Thought I had it finished last night
but was not happy with it this morning
and now it IS finished
I think ...
Linen stretched canvas
Randomly torn corrugated cardboard
Modelling paste mixed with the smallest art stones and spread through one of my barbed wire stencils
Black heavy gesso
Everything stuck in place with 3D Gloss Gel and the heavier pieces with Heavy Body Gel
Layers and layers and layers of mica sprays :
Teal * Bottle Green * Rust * Copper
Then layers and layers and layers of Rust Paste
Rust mica powder mixed with Soft Gloss Gel and dry-brushed over the barbed wire to bring out the detail
Photo's are rubbish - not bringing out the true colours or mica-shimmer
but I promise they are there.