Design Team Project

The Joker – Pascale B Scrap

Hello Sweeties,
Today I’m up on Dusty Attic blog with a new mixed media panel. I chose a photo from Denis Chekanov: the Joker. I love the idea of this wildcard character. 

I covered the canvas with tissue paper. Next, I applied some Plaster and Modeling pastes. When dry, I added a design with the Metal Plate stencil and White Crackle paste. 

I primed all the chipboards and the resin gear with black gesso. I colored the pieces of the Number Panel with the Red Amber wax and the Old Coins with the White Gold wax.

Next, I used an old trick to alter the industrial elements. I covered the Cogs, the Industrial Border, the Chains, and the top of the Industrial Globes with white glue. While the glue was still wet, I dried it with a heat gun until it bubbled. When the bubbles cool, they wrinkle and this is what I was looking for. 

Next, I painted everything with black gesso again. I used waxes to highlight all the details. 

I primed the resin skulls with white gesso and used Ink Black paint to add some shadow. 

I painted the background with different shades of blue and green to match the color of the photo. When happy with the color, I dry-brushed the whole canvas with white gesso to bring back the details and the texture. 

After gluing all the elements of the composition, I added microbeads and glitters as the final touch. 

Dusty Attic products:

Industrial Border

Cog #1

Jumbo Cogs #2

Chains – 4 pcs

Industrial Globes #2

Number Panel Large 

Mini Old Coins 

Metal Plates Stencil

Other products:

  • Moulds – Finnabair Prima (Machine Parts, Wings and Bones);
  • Liquid Acrylic Art Alchemy – Finnabair Prima (Umber, Avocado, Ink Black, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine);
  • Art Alchemy – Finnabair Prima (Charcoal Black, White Gold, Brushed Iron, Old Denim, Red Amber);
  • Art Ingredients – Finnabair Prima ();
  • Art Extravagance – Finnabair Prima (Plaster Paste, White Crackle Paste);
  • Art Basics – Finnabair Prima (White Heavy Gesso, Black Heavy Gesso, Modeling Paste, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Gloss).