Shine Brightly – Patricia Basson

 Hello Blogland friends….

For my February Design Team project for The Dusty Attic Blog, I created a canvas again…I really love playing on a canvas with different elements and media, so much FUN learning and experimenting!

I added some texture with White Sand Texture paste. I began by gluing the Scroll on the canvas, gesso’d and painted the background with different Art Alchemy Paints. The Scroll was painted with Opal Magic: Violet-Green. Depending on the angle it will show either the Green or the Violet shade…
The background was painted with the following, Sparks Fairy Wing and Raven Black, Metallique Rustic Brown, Opal Magic Green-Gold.

The Cogs, Industrial Balloon, Globe and Clock were painted with the Fairy Wings Spark. I then used different waxes on the painted chipboard as well as on the raw Mini Pipeworks and Mitform Casting elements…Firebird, Lucky Emerald, Mystic Turquoise, Old Denim and White Gold.

 I find it very rewarding that, with the right treatment of the chipboard, one can hardly tell the difference between chippies and metal elements!

Hope someone will be encouraged to try their hand at something similar…
Find the chipboard used and many more in the Dusty Attic On-line shop.  

If you have an apple
 and I have an apple 
and we exchange these apples
 then you and I will still each have one apple. 
But if you have an idea 
and I have an idea 
and we exchange these ideas, 
then each of us will have two ideas.
 ~George Bernard Shaw~