Friday, July 17, 2015

altered palette #3

The last one in the alterd palette series (well for now anyway...), a steampunk one, just like the other 2 I made this for friends as a little present.

Deco Art products used: Glamour Dust glitter paint in Ice Crystal. Americana matte varnish, Americana Acrylic Gesso, Traditions acrylics in the colours; Raw Umber, Pthalo green blue, Hansa yellow, Opaque white, ultramarine blue, Carbon black, Red Violet. Media fluid acrylics in Burnt umber, transparent red iron oxide, Metallic Lusttre in Copper kettle, Iced espresso, Black Shimmer
I used rubber stamps from the Stempelwinkel, Kicostamps and some clear stamps. A wooden paint palette, and some cheap paintbrushes. The dies are all Alterations by Sizzix

Start with a layer of gesso, it will make a better surface to paint on and it makes the palette white, so the colours of the paint will show up better. Paint the palette Ultramarine blue and let dry, I stamped the gears and painted the galaxy layer using sponges and a toothbrush. I have made a video about that here, I just ued diffferent colours this time. Next is the stamping, Varnish and add the glitter and age the edges using a paint brush and paint some damaged spots to the edges. Make a wash using the media fluid in burned umber mixed with water and add that over the palette. When done varnish to protect. Give the paint brushes the same treatment. The Die cuts are painted black and given some metallic lustres layers.

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  1. Lovely steam punk creation and love the textures.Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa (DT).

  2. how brilliant is this - love that it is steampunk - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  3. Wow! This is amazing, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.