Hello and Welcome Everyone .
Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday?
So what brings me here today? Well a few weeks ago now, maybe even a month ago I made a project that I didn't get round to blogging. As I think its suitable for a couple of current Challenge blog themes I am here today share it with you. I must confess that step by step photos are minimal as I got so engrossed in the creativity that I forgot to capture the moments - sorry! I can and will though take you on a tour around the canvas accompanied with a few words so you can see all the texture and detail and get a general idea of how it developed. Its an altered canvas, that I'm calling
'Man in the Moon'.
The inspiration for this piece began initially with Seth Apter's Spellbinder die 'Drip Drop'. Seth has released some fantastic dies, this is just one of them. It was a real 'must have' as soon as I saw it. ( of course the others are 'must haves' too) as it kinda reminded me of my much loved 'dream catcher'!
As you can see there are two parts to the die but I only used the outer part for my project, die cutting it 3 times using greyboard, adhering the die cuts together to give depth and thickness. I repeated the process to create a 2nd. I then gessoed and painted both- first a couple of coats of of Brushed Pewter distress paint then a couple of coats of Black Soot distress paint. Once dry I scratched the surface with my finger nail (I got long nails!) to peel back some of the black to reveal the silver. Crackle glaze (Deco Art) provided the cracks. The 2 dies were adhered together, one on top of the other.
The canvas was altered using moulding plaster cloth, Distress paint (Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Picket Fence), crackle paste(Deco Art) and crackle glaze Deco Art) to create a crater like surface that resembled something similar to that of the moon as I imagine it. As you can see I masked off a rough circle in the centre of the canvas for the face and die frame to fit into and built the texture up around the circle
the 'Man in the Moon' face is stamped in black Archival ink with glossy accents dropped over the eyes (the lens has just about picked the gloss up)
Both the face and the die cut frame were adhered in place and a fine spritz of
Mica distress spray (brushed Pewter) finished off the canvas.
Now if your ready I'll take you on a tour around the canvas
Notice the crackle and the texture!
Holding the heat gun close to the drying paint created some bubble spots too.
The thickness and depth created by adhering several die cuts together can also be seen.
This helps give the impression that the face is embedded within the moons surface .
So that's my 'Man in the Moon' canvas that I really enjoyed creating .
Time now to head over and link this up to the following Challenges before time runs out
(the circle of the numerous die cuts and the face)
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I hope you feel your visit has been worthwhile and that you have enjoyed your time with me and 'The Man'
Your visits, your comments and follows are greatly appreciated!
For now though I will love you and leave you
look forward to seeing you again soon