I apologise for having been missing in action from my blog but I have been very busy with different design team work which will be appearing on here over the next few days!
As it is the first day of a new month there is a new challenge over on the Altered Eclectics challenge blog, (I will put a link at the end of the post) this challenge is for all mixed media and altered art, the only projects not allowed are cards and ATC's.
I have a love of all things rusty and wanted to have a go at trying some of the techniques that Andy Skinner demonstrates using Decoart products so and here is the altered canvas board that I created...
Once this had all dried thoroughly the cogs (from Tando Creative) were also prepared with gesso, these were then added to the canvas...
The whole project was then painted using a mixture of paynes grey and prussian blue. Then some yellow and red oxide was added before finally a mix of paynes grey and quinacridone gold were dripped from the top to give the really rusty look.
Once I was happy with the colours some patina and gold gilding waxes were rubbed over the texture.
Finally I used some sentiments from the Lost and Found collection from 7 Dots Studio...
I really enjoyed creating this and if it has inspired you to create your own altered or mixed media project please take a look at the other design team projects over on the challenge blog and it would be great if you would enter a project to share. Click HERE to go straight there!
I will be back tomorrow evening at 8pm as there is a One Day Special launch of the new Leonie Pujol products, so it would be lovely if you came back to take a look!