Sunday, 29 December 2013

Creating Faces




I loosely painted a piece of chipboard with ice blue fresco paint, and once dried randomly slapped on some grunge paste and scored and prodded it to create some texture. The grunge paste is coloured with sapphire treasure gold to bring out the texture. The Hampton Arts image is stamped in black stazon onto crackly tissue paper to allow the texture and the colour to show through.  Finally a piece of coloured acetate was added to the eye.


Close up of the grunge paste and treasure gold.


The background of this piece was painted in stone fresco paint. Using the largest face from my new classics #5 plate I stamped in black stazon again onto crackly tissue paper and used mod podge to glue it to the background. I coloured a piece of acetate with eggplant, sail boat blue and juniper and placed it over the top.


Remember when I was playing with Utee here, this is one of the pieces I made which I've used as an embellishment.

15 comments:

Helen said...

the TG in the grunge paste looks great and really does bring out the texture.

Claire said...

Hey Sam, these are lovely - I especially like the first one with all that grunge paste texture going on! Beautiful :)

massofhair said...

You really like this technique din't you! Can see why, it looks amazing:-)

Linda Jones said...

Oh wow Sam! This is fantastic, I am totally in awe.

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Sam, I love the coloured UTEE x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous work Sam!

Lucy x


Deborah Wainwright said...

I love both of these Sam especially the first the grunge paste looks amazing xx

Corrie Herriman said...

The first is my favourite. Love you use of the acetate !

Corrie x

isisimaginings.com said...

They are fantastic, I love the blue acetate over her eye on the first one.

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are amazing, Sam. I too love that acetate over the eye: really effective. Julie Ann xx

Sandy said...

I am going to start calling you the queen of mystery - I love what you are doing!!
Sandy

chrissies said...

Like the 'scored and prodded effects'-would never have thought of that Sam.

Both beautiful pieces

Love Chrissie x

Lin said...

these are brilliant Sam!! Love the faces and the way you've used the acetate..genius!!! xx

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow Sam, I really love both of these. Fabulous colours and those faces are beautiful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Love how the texture kinda becomes her hair in the first one - these are great pieces, Sam!
Alison x

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