Saturday, 26 November 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge

STARRY STARRY NIGHT



Hi All, this is my entry for the PaperArtsy challenge on their blog on the theme of alcohol inks and markers.

This was certainly a challenge as I haven't used alcohol inks for years...bought a few feeling all enthusiastic then I was distracted by the next shiny painty product and they were left languishing in a dusty drawer...poor, sad inkiwinkies!!

I think my technique is as dusty as the inkies as I did use several different shades of blue and a couple of different brands...Adirondack and Letraset... and I managed to blend them all into ome shade!!

So I mixed silver glitter with heavy gloss gel and applied it to the acrylic substrate through a Thats Crafty mini starry stencil....onto what would be the back of the finished piece. For those of us new to working on acrylic (2nd project with them for me) you work backwards. So the layer you want to be most visible will be applied first.

When the gel was dry I applied the ink using a blending tool. I then lost the plot a bit and dripped ink directly onto the substrate, then added blending solution, then let it dry and then did the same again! I ended up with quite a grungy background which I liked.


Next I applied some embossing powder around the edges of the triptych. I didn't want a neat look, more like snow on a roof and flakes being blown by the night wind... get me!!!

I then applied some silver paint through a word stencil and when dry I scribbled around the words with a black pen. I'd also embossed a cardboard christmas tree to which I added some sequins.



Silly me...I forgot to say that I attached some old book paper to the back of the triptych with matt medium!!

tadah!!

Thanks for visiting and happy messiness to you xxxx


8 comments:

  1. Love it Tricia. So now you have another Christmas decoration!!! Xxx

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    1. So true Lynne! This was quite fun to make. xx

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  2. Very fascinating project Tricia!! Great idea and techniques, love it. xx

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    1. Thank you. I must say I adored the bottle you made. I go diving and it so reminded me of why I do. It was beautiful xx

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  3. What a great idea! Looks fab.

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    1. Thank you so much...it was fun to do. xxx

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  4. Such a beautiful project Trish! Stunning x X X

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    1. Thanks very much. I'm chuffed that you liked it. xxx

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