Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Fly, Fly Away

Using DecoArt heritage chalky paint and weathered wood I crackled the mdf plaque. Once dry I stencilled through the diamonds with white crackle paste. I mixed up chestnut brown primary elements, satin varnish and water to create some drips and as you can see it ran down the wood. I also gave it a spritz of orange media mister.

Close up of the dried white crackle paste with the primary elements running through them.

And the other end where I spritzed with the orange mister.

I rubbed some DecoArt metallic lustre in champagne ice over the textured areas.

And over the spritzed orange too.

I stamped some of the raindrops by Ryn designs in black stazon, flicked some white shimmer media spray onto the background and added pen marks with white posca pen at the top of the rain drops.

Close up of the stamping, the white pen marks and metallic lustre.

And here the white splatters of media spray paint. I need the iced espresso metallic lustre to make the diamonds darker!

I stamped a large butterfly in black stazon onto a piece of gelli print paper and cut it out. I added some white pen over the really dark blue.

I doubled up on the idea-ology spinners and a brad for the body.

I cracked open the burnt sienna and raw umber DecoArt media paints to paint the wooden letters after a coat of gesso. Gold and silver were added for a bit of contrast.

Wrapped copper and silver coloured wire around each letter.

Decided it needed more contrast so edged in carbon black media paint.

Finally I added the letters and the butterfly to the background and I've used some liquid glass to accentuate random rain drops and hi-lighted the top edges in champagne ice metallic lustre.

PaperArtsy have a theme of Shiny Stuff this week
Country View Crafts have a theme of drips and drops

All products are from DecoArt unless otherwise stated.


Pinksparklegirl said...

wow i really love all the different texture ideas you have on here, and anything with a butterfly on it is a hit for me

chrissies said...

Amazing ! So many things to admire on this Sam. The use of the clock hand as a butterfly middle is brilliant. Also the way you used the Ryn stamps.

Love Chrissie

Helen said...

I think I need that set of Ryn drops too!! Fabulous work Sam - love the colours and of course the texture. The outlining of the letters really makes them pop.

Amanda said...

Sam more scrummy texture makes love the addition of the stamping
Amanda x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is fantastic. I love the background & the metal wire around the letters looks great.

Claire said...

Love all the texture on here Sam and the colours are a really nice combo X

Hazel Agnew said...

It's gorgeous Sam. Texturetastic once again! Was expecting the daft bird! Xx

craftimamma said...

Wow, I love this one Sam! Love that butterfly & the background is amazing.

Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

On my list of one of your favourite projects for January 2015, great colours and the raindrops and butterfly look perfect on their new home. Well done Sam this is just beautiful :-) xxx

Sid said...

Great effects again Sam !!

Sue said...

Hello Sam.
This is a wonderful example of Drips and Drops, and you have combined it so beautifully within your design on this card, it is truly gorgeous make.
Thanks for joining us at CVC this month.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous background Sam! xxx

Sue said...

Really nice Sam, I like your water droplets xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love this, Sam! Those raindrops look spectacular - as if the board really is glistening with moisture. Great piece! xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous textural yumminess...loving the colours as well. Ruth x

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