Thursday, 22 March 2018

Crackle Paste/Glaze week - with Nikki

Morning everyone,

I kind of mis-read the brief for this week, and thought it was texture, but that's next week.  So my make has a mix, but there is crackle glaze there :)

I started by using a small Gothic mdf arch from Tando, and put some black gesso through a brick stencil for a little texture.  Next was Texture Sand Paste all around the edge with a palette knife. 

Paint over the whole arch with white Gesso:

Make a very watery wash of Pthalo Turquoise and Pthalo Green blue, and add the turquoise at the top, merging into the green blue towards the bottom.  Try and keep inside the arch.  The paint will pool nicely in areas.

Take Medium Grey Value 6, and paint your edges, and the brickwork carefully.  Water some Paynes grey slightly and use to deepen the edges of the bricks and highlight the arch texture.

Add a wash of Quinacridone Gold, in areas, and splatter some over the blue area, not fully covering the whole arch.  Mix a little Pthalo Green Blue with Quin Gold, and repeat the wash just on the right hand side, this gives a bit of depth to the colours.  Stamp and cut out images from the Spook set (Illusionary Artists).  Colour the Gargoyle with some of the green-gold wash you have left to tie in the colours.

I also stamped in Versafine Toffee ink some text across the background of the tag.

Emboss the crosses with Stampendous Aged Green Embossing Powder, and then give a Payne's grey wash over the top, to age further. 

Stamp some words onto card, and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Make a wash of Quin Gold and Payne's Grey, and coat the card.  Edge with neat Paynes Grey. Heat dry.

Glue the stamped elements on the Arch, adding some more Paynes Grey around the Gargoyles feet on the brickwork to ground him, just a shadow.  Add Crackle Glaze on top of the Gargoyle and leave to crack. 

Here are some close-ups and the finished piece:

Hope you like him :)  Remember to catch up with the rest of the team's makes this week too,

Thanks for stopping by,

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.


Carol said...

This is absolutely fabulous - wonderful texture and I adore the colours used here. Really love this piece from the talented Nikki!

Jan Loughran said...

Amazing!! Definitely worth the time taken ❤