Friday 13 April 2018

Baked Art!

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Just a quick post today to share a little piece of 'baked art' ! If you haven't already guessed I really am enjoying experimenting with Seth Apters/ Emerald Creeks Baked Textures
This time I baked with Vintage Beeswax as I wanted to try out the 'faux encaustic' look/ effect that you can create so easily with this flavour. Here's a link to a great video where Seth demos baking with Vintage Beeswax and explains it all far better than I .
I used a framed  mdf ATC by That's Crafty. These come in two parts, the frame and the ATC insert itself . Very inexpensive and there's 10 in one pack .
The frame is textured with sand paste, painted with 'Rust It' and black acrylic paint and touched with vintage gold gilding wax to highlight the texture. The ATC insert is covered with torn book papers and choc box lining paper with an old postage stamp I found in my stash of 'saves' adhered on top . I added a light touch of colour using distress inks and then 'baked'. I know at the very least it was triple embossed but after that I lost count - hey I was having fun and in art there are no rules - right? 
Whilst heating the Vintage Beeswax I was able to seal in the black gem dots and the remnant rubs. I left the film covering on the remnant rubs in place whilst heating which helped shield the remnant rubs from excessive heat and prevent them from shrivelling up and losing their identity. I also controlled the heat by holding the heat gun a good distance away from my work, pulling back at any signs of the rubs over heating. The top film will peel away with a little help from a pointy tool when the wax is cooled .
A quick, simple project that I sure had fun 'baking!'
Thank you all for stopping by today and for always being so generous with your support and lovely comments . I really do sincerely appreciate. 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend 
Enjoy and keep on the happy side 
See you again soon 

Friday 6 April 2018

Rust It! - A Vintage Journey April 2018 Challenge

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Its good to be here again to introduce our new challenge that starts today over at A Vintage Journey. Lovely Autumn is our host this time and her chosen challenge is
'Rusty and Crusty!'
'Many of us love rust and enjoy looking for new ways to get tat authentic look of crusty peeling metal. For this challenge include some rust in your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project, whether it be the real thing, a faux technique or just a rust colour on your project.'

I have been in my 'happy place' using texture paste, paints and those fabulous baked textures to create an 'art panel' rich in texture, dimension, colour and rusty tones. 
Much like my last project I neglected the camera during the creativity so not many process shots to share but quite a few close ups.
  The background panel is a wooden plaque primed with gesso and roughly covered with the dregs of a pot of crackle paste. For the colour I used Tim Holtz distress stains and distress paints along with some DecoArt media fluids-- mainly rich warm tones. I couldn't resist sprinkling a few of Seth Apter/Emerald Creeks Baked Texture EP's around either. Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber, Deep Sea. Dirty Sand and of course Chunky Rust were all part of the creativity recipe.
The cracks from the paste aren't that visible probably due to all the layers of paint and stains
but it does create some great texture which the baked texture EP's loved melting into and on top of .
To create the rusty edges I used Rust it' paint by Pinflair .
along with a couple of DecoArt Media fluids
and yes you guessed it some Chunky Rust Baked Texture EP
which adds lighter rusty tones to the darker 'Rust It' paint aswell as some texture. 
The smaller panel is mdf covered with Sand paste /Grunge paste and painted with 'Rust it'.
I 'baked' again too using the same blend of flavours I had used so far - just look at them -whats not to love and that's even before they have seen heat!!! 
And when they have....
You can't fail to be impressed.
They really are so unique unlike any other EP's I have used previously
just what the creative world has been waiting for. To find out more about them be sure to click here
The centre circle is covered with an image from an old technical drawing book, lightly inked with distress ink and then triple embossed with Vintage Beeswax which gives a fabulous encaustic appearance. There are also sprinkles of Patina Oxide, Chunky Rust and Ancient Amber embedded into the melted beeswax.
For the finishing touch I added a few pieces of Metal hardware painted with rust it to embellish .
I hope I have offered some creative inspiration with my 'Rusty Crusty' project. If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to view my fellow Creative guides inspirational projects.
We really hope you will be able to join in with this challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity and we appreciate that you share it with us .
Who knows you could be chosen as one of our 3 Pinworthy winners who receive a Pinworthy badge to display on their blog and have your art pinned to our Pinterest Pinworthy Board.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Creative Artiste #37th Challenge : Anything Mixed Media Goes 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today and stay with me till the end , for all your kind words and support and for all the follows . All are very much appreciated .
See you again soon
Take care
keep on the happy side