Saturday, 21 December 2013

Oriental Texture

I ran a piece of sturdy chipboard through the TH flourishes die.

Painted a 4 x 4 piece of thicker chipboard in fresco paints.

Placed the flourish on the background.

Completely covered the flourish with grunge paste.

Then carefully lifted out the flourish pieces.

The bonus to this is that you get flourishes covered in grunge paste to use on a different project.

Painted the whole area with a mix of haystack, blood orange, submarine and tango fresco paints.

Outlined the indented flourish with black pan pastel and smudged it in.

Stamped the LP image in archival ink directly onto the background and edge with white fire liquid leaf.

Close up of the texture, indented flourish and gold leaf edging.

Lots of ruby and renaissance treasure gold added to bring out the grunge paste texture, gems added to the cheeks and the word serenity to finish.

Close up of the textured treasure gold.


Lin said...

cor I like this Sam what a brilliant idea!! do you know I still don't have that flourish die. Love the colours you've used too xx

massofhair said...

Very nice, gr8 colours & fabby textures. Love this Sam:-)

Marianne said...

What a lovely make and I love the grunge paste with these swirls. Gives it a beautiful texture!
xxx Marianne

Helen said...

I think the flourish is just fabulous - what a great idea.

chrissies said...

What a clever idea Sam and the colours you used look very Oriental

Love Chrissie x

Clare with paint in her hair said...


Anonymous said...

Sam, that is so beautiful. The colours & texture look wonderful.

Alison said...

Brilliant techniques Sam! Looks great! xxx

butterfly said...

Very cool... loving the indented flourish - what a great technique!
Alison x

Amanda said...

Fabulous colours with great texture, love how you've used the die... Note to self great idea. Have a fabulous Christmas.
Amanda x

Sid said...

These textural effects are stunning Sam !!

Buttons said...

Such a clever idea Sam! How do you get the flourishes to stay in place when you put paste over them? Jenny x

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