Friday, 7 November 2014

The Face Is The Icon Of Creation

Hi, it's me again - Suzanne - sharing a painted pencil case today.
Christmas (!!!) is around the corner, we're approaching the final stage of the year, marked by several public and church-related holidays and events around here. Time to think about what to give to your nearest and dearest :-) You can never be too early, can you?
After I painted and personalized a mobile case recently as a 'pilot project' I thought I could try a pencil case for daughter 1 who loves blue and turquoise.

supplies used
from plate 77 'the face is the icon of creation' NSPL77 
Leo puzzles CP S575

- broken china
- weathered wood
- pumice stone
- peacock feather
- mustard seed
- fired brick
- spiced marmelade
StazOn ink pad jet black
multi medium matte CH-HSP24927
acrylic ink black
stazon ink pad 'orange zest'

The pencil case has been black originally, I covered it with a thin layer of gesso, stamped some images from the 'face' plate as background stamps, and then added the distress paints, trying to blend them together. When the paint was dry some more images were added: the Leo puzzles.
To finish off the painted piece I splattered a bit of black acrylic ink onto it with a small paint brush and then added a few bits here and there with a black permanent pen. Finally everything was sealed with a few thin coats of matte medium.
It's great fun to do, I've been inspired by a youtube tutorial from Miranda who seems to paint almost anything :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and having a look, I hope you're well wherever you are and will be spared from the different variations of colds and other nasty things that are creeping about this time of the year.
Have a great weekend everyone, see you soon :-)
Hugs, Suzanne xx


Jetske said...

This is a very nice gift. The video is very inspiring, you can alter anything you want this way!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowww, das ist ja genial. Ganz, ganz super geworden.
LG Carola

Ineke said...

Oeh nice Suzanne, great gift.