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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Is it Art O'clock yet?

I mentioned I'd been rearranging rooms
recently...and realised I no longer had a
clock in my Art room....
so  I made one :D

I took this old canvas I'd "borrowed" bits from...
and gave it a thick coating of gesso, 
scraping some extra texture as I went along.
 Been dying to try some "weak washes"...
 letting each layer dry*not my strong point lol*
 before adding another...
til I got this yummy crusty finish :D
I love the way Brenda Brown uses metal on her projects
*see her amazing projects at Bumblebees and Butterflies*
so I made myself a metal embellie by embossing an
old Tomato puree tube and cutting a piece out.
 Keeping to faded colour tones I collected some papers
to layer (distressing as I went along)...
 attaching everything with matt medium and tape.
 Really pleased with the final "grunginess" of the canvas
 and the depth created by the different washes.
I also used pencil around the edges of the individual elements
to add definition.
Now to position the "clock" mechanism.
 Once I decided where, I stamped a clock face onto
 tissue paper and glued it down with matt medium.
 I also added glazing medium to the clock face for
extra protection.
over all I am very pleased with my new
"Arty O'Clock"
Enjoy :D XXX

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9 comments:

  1. Amazing textures! I love the metallic touches and I really enjoyed seeing your artpiece from start to finish. Great work.

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  2. A true mixed media piece with amazing texture. It should be art o'clock everywhere!

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  3. It's always art o'clock in house de Gina. Time it's just pretty now. And shinier.

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  4. You are so good! This is so creative! I love it Gina1
    (When you saw sadness in my painting, there could have been a touch, but maybe more of a peace or calmness. Been going through somethings and it feels good!)

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  5. Wouaouh! I'm in awe in front of your talent Gina!
    These textures and colours are fantastic!
    I'm following you talented lady! :)

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  6. I forgot: your header is a treasure!

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  7. awesome upcycling - this is brilliant! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Countryview crafts and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel x

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  9. Its always Art oclock and I adore this, what a fabulous explosion of creativity, KUDOS

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