Archive for the ‘texture medium’ Category

I’ve called this one ‘Unstrung Hero’, for obvious reasons. See the previous post for a full IMG_0619explanation, but basically my daughter wanted her old acoustic guitar ‘steampunked’, as nobody in the family can play it.

It went through many phases on its transformational journey using a range of products from DecoArt, such as Media Fluid Acrylics, Texture Sand Paste. Full details of the project will appear in The Decorative Folk Artist, newsletter for BADFA* members.

Here is the finished guitar. No longer a musical instrument, I have seen to that, but a hero to have survived, and unstrung, to boot!

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A bit closer for the details …
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(* BADFA is the British Association of Decorative and Folk Art)

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On Saturday Julie and I went back to The Stamp Attic in Wantage for another day’s colour and experimentation with Andy Skinner.

Oddly enough we didn’t know what to expect and, for technical reasons, Andy had changed his planned day for something a little different.

It was a day of mixed media; a cheap mirror, heavy weight art card, glue, gesso, texture medium, colours, stamps, a fascinating piece of machinery, and a secret ingredient.

Here are our final results. Julie finished hers with Payne’s Grey, and I used Burnt Umber.

We both started with the same basic colours, but the end results are completely different. Another fun day, and a welcome relief from the stress of moving house!
Watch out for the next edition of The Decorative Folk Artist for more ideas and techniques. Next edition is early November and is for BADFA members only.

Last year BADFA (British Association of Decorative and Folk Arts) ran a seminar with Linda Lock from British Columbia, Canada. I did one of the three days, a butterfly with silver foil wings.

The technique used blending for the background and clover flower, and tube lining with texture medium for the raised outline. Of course, the wings are silver (or in this case, aluminium) foil.

The random script is more tube lining with texture medium.

Read more about Linda Lock and her techniques at lindalock.com

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