Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Crackle Mini Canvas Skull Silhouette

Stamps Used:
The Stars are from Prophecies Plate54
The Barbed Wire is from Hardware Findings 1 Plate159

Morning all and thank you for stopping by. Mark here and I have a mini box canvas 
to share today.
I was thrilled to bits to see De Stempelwinkel stocking the new Media line Crackle Paste as I love this stuff and new I had to make something with it right away.
My canvas was sealed with matt medium, this is an important step with the crackle paste as it works best over a sealed surface. The paste was applied with a pallet knife and left to dry over night. The paste was then painted with Decoart's media fluids and their antiquing cream was added to highlight the cracks.
I also used the acrylic misters to create more texture and splashes of colour.
I used black gesso through a skull stencil and white gesso for the numbers, using gesso just gives a crisper finish to stencilling over a heavily textured surface.
I love the star stamp and using archival ink they were stamped in opposite corners to give some balance to the composition. The chit chat stickers were added to balance out the white numbers at the bottom and to give a theme or mood to the canvas.
The edges were painted black and the barbed wire was stamped using white paint.
I really wanted to use them to lift the side of the box canvas and add some interest where it's quite often over looked.
The whole canvas was then given a coat of satin varnish to help bring out the colours and give a nice sheen without being totally gloss. (sorry for the glare in s couple of pics)
Again thank you for stopping by. Head back tomorrow to see something new from one of our DT members.

And have you checked out our latest theme over on our CHALLENGE BLOG? the theme that has just started is Silhouettes.


massofhair said...

Fantastic project Mark, just the right side of naughty lol. Fantastic use of the skull and the numbers and of course the Crackle Paste which is amazing! :-) x

JackieP Neal said...

Mark, I just love the colors you used against that black background- they and the crackle stood out so! Your barb and skull - way cool!! ")