09 October 2013

Hubble Bubble....

Hello!
Yep, still in a spooky place in terms of crafting! Not specifically Halloween this time, but more of a dark and sinister colour palette and a scary figure (which is much the same as I get when I look in the mirror, but I digress.....!)
Here is 'toil and trouble'...
I used a chipboard 6 x 6 square as my base, then covered it with gesso to make the colour layers pop. I then did a little stencilling with texture paste to give me my circle accents. Next, paint! That delicious sludgy green is 'green gold' by Golden, I smeared this all over the base, then added my stamping touches. Bo Bunny and Jenni Bowlin stamps...
I then added in a few smears of quinacridone violet, followed by printed lines of dioxazine purple. I then sprinkled the whole thing with a few grains of black UTEE. Top tip for doing this...spritz the background with water first. The tiny UTEE particles will stick to the water and wont blow away when you melt them! This only works for paint though....its waterproof! Waterbased inky backgrounds will react differently....
Anyway....once the black UTEE has melted into raised dots, they can be highlighted by dry brushing gold paint over them.....
The stencilled areas got the gold treatment too! My figure is of course a Stampotique one, no one quite does spooky like they do! Must admit, I find some images a little disturbing, but this one I love!
A little rub on phrase and it was done!
Hope you like her.....
Trish xxxxx





3 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic page, full of colour & texture, I love it.

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !

Caroline said...

I agree, love Stampotique stamps but some are a bit worrisome, lol.
I just got utee for first time. It's the clear but your effect with the black rubbed with gold is wicked! As are the colour combos. The circles with texture paste looking amazing, not seem a mask/stencil with these.... Great piece Trish! :))