Monday, 30 December 2013

PA Christmas Crackers 1 & 2


I've been playing along with PA Christmas Cracker videos. I used the foundations of the first one and added in elements of the second one. You can see them here and here. I painted a piece of chipboard in mocca mousse and pencilled in roughly where I wanted things to go.


Put some little piles of GP on craft mat and added fresco paints, starting with the greens.


Thoroughly mixing the paint into the GP.


And proceeded to cover the stencil with the grunge paste.


I carried out exactly the same process for the bricks using stone, chocolate pudding and French roast. I love how the colours have mingled.


It was here that I used some of the techniques from Christmas Cracker project 2 and stamped images into the wet GP.
 

Once completely dry, I sanded back the whole piece.


I added my window frame, fence and trees. I haven't decided what to put behind the window yet.


And finally I added aquamarine treasure gold to the green areas to hi-lite the texture in the GP and


Onyxite treasure gold on the bricks.

17 comments:

Helen said...

Fantastic Sam - love this piece- the wall is just great, but so are all the other elements.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is fabulous, Sam. I love the use of texture and the TG just finishes it off perfectly. Have a great New Year, Julie Ann xx

isisimaginings.com said...

A fantastic scene, the wall looks great.

craftimamma said...

I agree with Helen, fab effect on the stonework and those trees look great. Well done on combining both Christmas cracker videos. Lovely textured piece of work.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Second try!

This is great Sam and I too love the stonework and the trees are fab too. The colours have worked brilliantly and gorgeous texture. Well done on combining both videos.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Fabulous combination Sam, you have been very busy today:-)

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous and great work. Have a wonderful New Year.

chrissies said...

A lot of work on this Sam and it looks great

Love Chrissie x

Sid said...

Lovely and textural !

Marianne said...

Lovely scenery!! And a very happy New Year !!!
xxx Marianne

Deborah Wainwright said...

Sam a great project so much detail love it xx

Sarah B said...

very clever - love love the brickwork - could be the background for so many different projects. Happy New year !

Trish said...

It's great Sam! Very clever idea. Love the details

Carol said...

Hi Love the depth of texture and layout have a Happy New Year x

Lin said...

Great take on Leandra's piece Sam..it all came together nicely!!

Kathi said...

Wow. This came out great. The sanded colored Grunge Paste looks fabulous.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful scene! Also wonder what will be behind the window...

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