A Little Diversion And A Decorated Canvas

July 26, 2018 — 2 Comments

The other week I made a start on some gargoyle-esque designs with the 3D printer however on a recent search through the interweb-net-thing I came across a cool multi-part Tatar ornament that I just had to print and work onto a canvas.

Whilst it was printing, I did a bit of looking into the meaning behind Tatar as I had not heard of this phrase and found that it meant  “a member of a Turkic people living in Tatarstan and various other parts of Russia and Ukraine. They are the descendants of the Tartars who ruled central Asia in the 14th century.” – so now you know too!

If you like folkstyle designs, check out “Tatar patterns” on your favourite search engine. I fell in love with these and will be looking at how I can incorporate them in future projects for sure!

Anyhoo, printing finished and here is what came out.

3D Printed Tribal Mask by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

Kinda cool and there were no problems from the print file, which is always nice! :)

By the way, if you have a 3D printer, and would like this design for yourself, the design was created by Timur Gimranov and can be found on My Mini Factory.


If you want to know more about the CoLiDo 3D Compact printer used to print these projects then please do visit the exclusive UK supplier, Create & Craft TV.


Ok, you know me. I can’t leave things just like that so I broke out the mixed media stash.

First I glued that mask to the centre of an MDF panel.

3D Printed Tribal Mask by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (3)

Next, I decorated it.

I’d love to tell you each stage, however, there was a fair bit of tinkering so in brief, I used:

  • Pébéo Texture Paste,
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Pébéo Studio Acrylic Turquoise Paint,
  • Pébéo Vitrail – thinned with low odour thinners which was used to spritz over the design and give more depth.
  • Dylusions Mica Spray,
  • Crackle Paste,
  • Copper Paint – applied with a sponge roller,

The order the stuff went on was: Gesso, Texture Gel, Paint, Vitrail, Crackle Paste, Dylusions and finally the copper paint skim-rolled over the top of the design.

Quickest ever write up I’ve done I think! Lol.

Anyhoo, let me show you how all of that turned out.

3D Printed Tatar Ornament by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

Pretty awesome eh?

Some closer pics …

Phew, so, I think that I had better get back on to decorating the gargoyle bookends!

If you have any comments or questions about this post then please do feel free to pop them in the comments section below or over in the comments section on the video page in YouTube.

Many thanks for stopping by. Look forward to seeing you next time.

J :)

2 responses to A Little Diversion And A Decorated Canvas

  1. 

    Wow love this, it looks amazing John & I like the snippet of history behind the ‘Tatar ornament’, thank you for sharing x

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  2. 

    Oooooh! Awesome. I can see why you had to get stuck in! More please.
    Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

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