I made two frames with this mask featuring the sea bed. To add texture on the edges, I tried two different techniques. The first frame is a plain canvas.
The background was also made with Ocean Jellifish, following the same process as the one used for my two last cards I showed you a few days ago (starting with a white silk card and playing with blue and black Dylusions ink, water and salt). The small translucent splatters you may see were done with Glossy Accents (at first I wanted to glue salt granules, but finally I removed them). I created my seascape by stamping the coral reef at the bottom using black Stazon and two mermaids from a plate of four (love this design by klimt!). I also quickly stamped a small fish here and there with Brilliance inks (Starlite Silver, Pearlescent Poppy, et Rocket Red Gold) to complete the scene. I love the rendering... I mated the card on several coloured papers and affixed the panel in the middle of the canvas with strong glue.
Well I know, the shoe is ridiculous!!! But I had so much fun to play with this new fun VLVS stamp haha!! So I just imagined a stupid scenario where it had fallen on the seabed... and the curious mermaids got close to look at it! :) Well, I think it's not very important... I just wanted to show you the lovely texture this mask can produce, so don't look at the shoo if you don't like it!
At start I sanded the frame to remove varnish, then did the same application as above by gesso-ing in black the whole parts first. I sanded lightly some areas to let the red below pop a bit. I took my mask and some Grunge paste blended with a bit of remaining black Gesso and applied the mixture on the frame, proceeding by parts, and letting well dry each spot before doing another one very close. I used masking tape to maintain the mask in place. When totally dry, I recovered all textured parts with Studio multi-medium Gloss by Claudine Hellmuth. Next step was to paint over the whole frame using the same paints as previous, using more African Jade this time to accentuate the green shine. At each layer, I removed the paint over the textured areas with a baby wipe, the gloss medium acts as a resist and the final texture is fabulous! I also added Treasure Gold Copper to finish, both on the edges and on the texture... Love the shine and the final effect on this make thanks to this Neil's mask, hope you can realize how beautiful it can be even if very hard to render in photos!
Thank you for visiting especially today as we are on Easter Monday, have a wonderful day everyone with good chocolate!!! :) Hugs Coco xxx