Armed with some new DecoArt goodies thanks to my lovely hubbie...I set too, to just play..and here is the first piece finished..be gentle!
So I didn't have a total end in mind, just to play with the paints and mediums and see where I ended up ....I wanted to play with some colour...and lots of the yummy texture creating mediums....
I coated my mdf board with some gesso and then applied some crackle paste in places and also some modelling paste , stippled in opposite corners...just playing to see what happened...
I then added colour over the whole piece... and built up the layers of colour using a brush and also rubbing some of the colour on using my fingertip.... I used blue green light, cobalt turquoise hue and cobalt teal hue. Then some quinacridone gold, all from DecoArt media line .
....around the edges I applied some crackle paste and layers of paint.....
Just love the crackle , yummy! I love the smudgy feel of applying some of the layers of paint with my fingertip , rather than a brush..
So here are some close ups of the finished piece... I used a technique from Andy Skinner's Timeworn course...so cannot divulge the details but details of the course can be found here.
For some of the idea-ology and die cuts I dry brushed some additional paint over them.
Here is the difference in the finish of the cogs... I used a splatter brush over the background to splatter paint across the background.. and aged the word band using some paint rubbed across using my fingertip.
Here is a close up of the stippled texture of the modelling paste which..I so want to play with some more...and this piece was all about playing and experimenting..
I used some of Brett Weldele's stamps and felt this ship's captain and the tentacles fitted the background colours... I coloured the images using distress markers.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by...I hope you like the first results of my playtime!
keep those fingers inky and painty!
and those hearts full.x