It is my turn to share an arty creation for Dusty Attic and my second for this month.
I love shadow boxes projects and gave this one a vintage steampunk ocean theme Using the Marine Mechanical Chippy!
I have used a wooden painting panel to collage on, but instead of working on the flat front surface I have turned it around and I have used the back, this gave me a nice sized shadow box and the wooden panel is nice and firm to work on unlike a stretched canvas.
I have covered the base with Stamperia scrapbooking paper cutting strips to cover all sides of the frame as well as the base, I have used Mixed media glue to stick everything down and also applied two coats of the glue on top to seal the surface before adding crackle medium and colour.
Once dry I have added Clear crackle paste with a palette knife and left it overnight to dry naturally and then coloured using Vintage Antiquing paste also from Stamperia as this really helped to age the colours in the paper background as well as emphasise the crackle finish.
I have used acrylic paints on the mechanical fish chipboard pieces and the leaf branch. In used various different brands of paints including Sennelier, Dina Wakley and Paper Artsy.
I used PVA glue to glue the fish and coral to the panel, building under the fish up with chippy scraps so that they are nice and stable.I have added leafing flakes to the fish and Leafy frond and Glossy accent to the eyes to finish off.
DA3365 Marine Mechanical Fish Large
DA3356 Marine Mechanical Angler Fish Large
DA058 Leafy Stem
DA1907 Coral #2
Stamperia Clear Crackle paste
Stamperia Mechanical Seaworld Paper
Stamperia Mix Media Glue
Stamperia Antiquing Paste
Zig 2Way Glue
Sennelier Turquoise #341 and Raw Umber #205
Dina Wakley Syrup, Sedona, Ocean , Cheddar
Paper Artsy Baltic Blue , Squid InkThanks for stopping by to see my latest project