“Moon Spirit” mixed media texture collage/assemblage for Finnabair CT
“… To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella on a stormy day;
To feel much more than know…” ― Dejan Stojanovic TASK OF A POET
Hello, my sweets,
Hope you all had a great start of 2018 and, after a lovely Holiday Season, you are all getting back to business, doing what we love most – bringing some more beauty into this world with our artwork. 😊
I hope you’ll get inspired by my first project of this year, a mixed media collage/ assemblage on a recycled wooden triptych.
So, let’s get started. 😊 After I gave my panel a coat of heavy white gesso, I applied a generous layer of Finnabair new plaster paste. By doing this, I didn’t only give the wood a lovely ground to work on later, but I also created a gorgeous texture, just by working the paste with a palette knife. The plaster paste is thick and creamy, very easy to work with, a must have for all of you who love texture and mixed media.
Back to my project, I dried the plaster paste thoroughly with a heating gun and then, I added another layer of texture by applying Finnabair paper paste, this time through a couple of stencils. This is another fantastic addition to Finnabair range of texture pastes, fluffy and airy, similar to the light paste, yet different in consistency when it dries. I must confess I love them both and I am totally hooked.
So, I left the second layer dry completely, but before that, I embedded into the wet paste a few mechanicals.
To enhance the texture, I painted the panel with a mixture of black and brown impasto paints and then wiped off the excess with some baby wipes.
When everything was dry, it was high time to add some colour to this baby LOL and for this, I chose some of Finnabair new Art Alchemy Metallique and a few of my old and trusty friends, the art alchemy Impasto paints. You can see all the colours I used by watching the video and in the list below. I diluted all the paints, as I wanted a more transparent, ethereal look.
I created my composition using chipboard pieces, mechanicals and two air dry clay wings. After coating everything with heavy white gesso, I painted my “Moon Spirit” using art alchemy waxes, mica powders and Metallique and Impasto paints.
To finish my project, I added a few micro beads using 3D matte gel, some art alchemy Sparks and a few touches of glitter.
Here is my video where you can watch my creative process and see the products I used. Enjoy and have fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day, my friends, and don’t forget to check out my popular Online Workshops, great for both, beginners as well as more experienced artists. And did you know I am now offering my Art Journaling and Beyond Workshop as Lessons a la Carte? This means you can buy now each Lesson from this Workshop separately! I’d be delighted to see you in the classroom!
Much love to you,