Sunday, 5 April 2015

Embrace Possibilities


I wanted to try out a couple of things and ended up with this plaque. I gave it a couple of coats of black carbon DecoArt chalky paint, then a coat of weathered wood crackle followed by a layer of everlasting chalky paint. I added titanium white media paint to a splodge of white modeling paste. This is one of the things I waned to try out and scraped it through a script stencil across the bottom third. 


Stamped the main Finn image in a mix of archival and versa fine ink directly onto the wood, which came out really well. I stamped the circles onto white paper and cut them out along with the heart and stuck them on.


I added a couple of pieces of tissue tape and hi lighted some of the modeling paste in black shimmer metallic lustre from DecoArt.

I'm entering my plaque into this weeks PaperArtsy challenge as they have a theme of grunge paste but the modeling paste is pretty much the same sort of thing and you don't have to use PA products to enter.


19 comments:

Helen said...

Great effects Sam. Love how well the Finn stamp worked straight onto the wood.

Claire said...

Nice crackling! Love the Finn stamps too X

Lesley Ebdon said...

Brilliant Sam! I really love everything about this. The Finn image looks great. I'm having a bit of a der-der-der hairs on back of neck tickling moment though. You'll see why when you see what I've been doing this afternoon, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sam ! Hope you are having a nice Easter !
Corrie x

jojo79 said...

This is fab Sam. Great crackle.

massofhair said...

Loving your colour palette here Sam, love the simplicity and it's easy on the eye. So many great little techniques add up to a glorious Tag :-) xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely piece, Sam. I love the drama of the black and white colour scheme. xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the crackle on this piece and the stamp... I had to buy that one too!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love this plaque Sam that stamp is fab. Xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fantastic piece, Wonderful Finna's image. xxx

Deborah said...

Love all the techniques going on here and the monocromatic colour scheme. Fab plaque, Sam.

hazel said...

A fabulous plaque Sam, I love the images.
xxx Hazel.

Marianne said...

Gorgeous plaque and such a beautiful texture!
xxx Marianne

Wanda Hentges said...

A wonderful plaque!!

craftytrog said...

This looks amazing Sam!

Sue said...

This is fab Sam, I love the stamp and your circles xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, sam, I love that Finn image!

Lucy x

Sandy said...

Love your design work and the colors Sam. Very nice!
Sandy xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow! That's gorgeous, love the background.

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