Saturday, 23 April 2016
Well once again this is something very different for me I thought It would be nice to show the different stages of making the mixed media piece I made last Sunday on Hochanda. I have also added some shots at the end of the other pieces I made on the show ( as I did promise I would show these when on air) I know quite a few of you couldn't watch the show however as I'm sure you have heard by now Hochanda is retiring to Freeview early on the 3rd May. The heat thing for me is that I have the first show as I am launching the One Day Special the evening before which means that I will be doing the 9am show for the return!
The show where I demoed this is still available to watch on catch up simple click HERE to see the show
Start by painting a stretched canvas with Black Gesso all over. next Place the mask chose, I have used the That Special Touch flower bed mask here, on the edge and spread clear texture paste through this to make the pattern. Repeat this until the whole edge of the canvas is cited. next simply add large glass microbeads over the texture paste, they will only stick where there is texture paste meaning that when dry all you will see is the pattern marked out in glass beads.
Next Add the mask back over the dry area and colour the centres using Marigold Cosmic Shimmer metals lustre paint. next remove the mask and using 2 further shades of the paint ( I used Blue Topaz and Peacock feathers) paint freehand over the flowers tomato then look shiny and metallic.
Next Add a select n of mixed media or found pieces, I used ribbon roses, lace, metal corners and metal watch face embellishments ( all from Creative Expressions) Next cover everything with a coat of the black gesso and either leave to dry or dry with your heat gun!
Some thing different and if this is your thing its worth watching the show on catch up while you can. remember all Hochanda shows are available for a week on catch up!