You, yes you. You are forever in my heart. You’ve been with me as I’ve gone through good times and more difficult times. I really appreciate it, but I am not sure that I say it enough.
Anyhoo, that was the thought behind this make.
This creation started out with a blank artist trading card onto which I applied a coat of white gesso and then, once dry, I stencilled some Pebeo Modelling paste onto it.
When that was dry I applied a coat of pigment stick. Roughly squishing it on and then smoothing it out with some water and a brush.
Once that layer had dried, which was surprisingly quick, I dry brushed some yellow wax paste onto the design which helped scuff off some of the pigment stick colour and give it a slightly weathered look.
I had a bunch of key related ‘stuff’ in the bit box so I chose a couple. One already had a metallic finish and therefore I left it as it was.
The other was laser cut card and I therefore decided to coat this in perfect medium and then chuck on some yellow and gold embossing powder.
This was heated and melted with a heat tool and then left to cool. Came out looking a little rusty, which was cool :)
During my rummage I had also found some coordinating brads.
I then broke out the glue gun and began adding the bits in layers until I had a carefully balanced pile of bits and glue drying.
I carefully walked away so as to avoid knocking it and had a cup of tea. This last step isn’t essential to the finished piece but it was nice to have.
Quite happy with this one and really starting to like this mixed media lark. What do you think?
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Bye for now.