Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gear Canvas, Steampunk Style!

Hello and Happy Thursday! 

Today, I have a project that SCREAMS Steampunk Mixed Media!

This month, Frog Dog Studio is cross-promoting with Sin City Stamps.  There are 2 fabulously romantic stamps in the February Kit, but Sin City also has amazing chipboard and stencils.

Today, I'd like to share with you a project I created with Gears Chipboard pieces, PanPastels, Lindy's Sprays and Magicals, and all kinds of steampunk goodness.

I want to apologize in advance for my post.  I got so excited when I was creating this project, I completely forgot to take photos of each step.  (I really need to just put the video recorder on when creating).  So, I will attempt to talk you through each steps.

{I am considering doing a class showing my creative process in detail.  If you'd be interested, I'd love to know.}

Step One:
Cover burlap canvas with Gesso.  I left areas of the burlap 'un-gesso'd' for interest.

Step Two:
Using a stencil, add modeling paste to several areas of background.

Step Three:
Using several shades of PanPastels, cover background.  I really love how the PanPastels 'grab' the canvas, creating awesome texture.  I WILL be doing this technique again.

Next use several sprays, spray canvas background.  I used golds, oranges, tans, and dark browns for my background.  (using the dark brown sparingly)



Step Four:
Cover Gear chipboard pieces with Gesso.



Step Five:
Once the Gesso has dried, cover each with PanPastels, layering colors.  Fix with hairspray, fixative, or water.

Step Six:
Cover burlap canvas and individual gear chipboard pieces with wax medium.  This is one of  my favorite steps.  I really love how the wax 'interacts' with the color and texture and sets it all in place.

Step Seven:
Glue gear chipboard pieces in place.  Let dry completely.

Step Eight:
Mix Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals with Gel Medium and randomly cover areas of canvas and gears.  These are the areas that have a red appearance.


Step Nine:
Using found objects, such as small metal gears, numbers, and watch pieces, cover each with more of the Magical mixture.  Adhere to background. 

I also used one of the Prima dominos included in the February kit for one of my found objects.


Step Ten:
Add more spray randomly, accenting different areas of the canvas.  Let pool and puddle for a great grungy look. 


Step Eleven:
Highlight areas with Gold Inka Gold.  

And you are finished!  It is really hard to show the texture and dimension in photos.  I really wish there was feel-a-vision!  ;)

I will be framing and hanging this canvas in my art studio!  Love!


Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your time and comments!  Have a great one!

2 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

Oh la La , full of delishiousness ... loving the colors and the wonderful texture, stunning work x

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! I love it - so much depth and texture and the colours are fabulous :o)

2 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

Oh la La , full of delishiousness ... loving the colors and the wonderful texture, stunning work x

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! I love it - so much depth and texture and the colours are fabulous :o)