Friday, October 28, 2022

Time Flies

Hello everyone! It's been quite a while, but here we go. 

This is a project using the newest molds from Finnabair. I'm late to the party as mine were lost in space, but when I got them, I started pouring resin!!! 

I had this ceramic wall hanging sitting here calling my name, so it became my base. I added white gesso, white crackle paste, and several liquid acrylics all from Finnabair.

I painted the resin with black gesso, dry-brushed with white gesso, and then added several colors of Sparks paints. They are absolutely stunning on black gesso, and are actually even brighter and more colorful in person. You have to have light shining on metallic paints to get the shine, which makes it very difficult, in my opinion, to get a vibrant picture.

Some pictures are taken in the daytime, and some at night. All under an Ott light. Different angles and background light makes for varying colors and sparkle.

The largest moth is painted with black gesso and only dry-brushed with white gesso. I wanted contrast so the metallics would show up better.

All the elements are glued on with 3D Gloss Gel. A few Black Micro Beads and Glass Glitter are sprinkled around the edges with soft gloss gel.

The smaller moth is really colorful with the Sparks paints on black gesso. 

Notice the shine on this key with a different angle. Some times it looks all orange and sometimes is more golden. Love the variation.

The Pebbles are the only other element that were placed to add just a bit more golden color.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I'm glad to answer any questions you might have. You can get most of these products at Finnabair's store,  Mixed Media Place in Ireland, or Retro Cafe Art Gallery in Indiana, USA. Check them out and 

Products Used : 
Finnabair Moulds and Amazing Resin
Sparks - Chest of Gold, Green Goblin, Orange Magic, Iris Potion, Phoenix Feather, Dragon     
Eye, and Night Shadow. 
Micro Beads - Bronze and Black
Glass Glitter - Copper
3D Matt and Gloss Gel
Soft Gloss Gel
Gesso- Black and White
Art Pebbles

Monday, September 12, 2022

Ornate Shrines on the Agenda Today

Hi everyone!!! It's been way too long, but here we are.

I've been on a bit of a tear, so to speak, creating some of my favorite things using the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Ornate Shrine Kits. It's been fun piecing bits and bobs of left-over gems with paint, stamps and papers.

They're all pretty much the same, just different types of paints and paper lines, but different in their end results as far as the vintage photo images and color. I like to hang them just above a light switch. 

This one is the latest with Paper Artsy Fresco Paints as the base color. I love how the Smoked Paprika and Blood Orange really brighten up this piece. 

The child is possibly around 8years old, so I used that on a Finnabair Mechanical. 

This totally serious child has Metallique metallic paints on the large part that add more of a shine than the chalk paints. It's all a question of what you like best. 

The other elements are dusted with Metallique paints to add more color.

This actually was the first one I made in this group. He, yes it's a boy, was in one of my first classes I gave. The paints are both Fresco and Metallique here. 

I added Texture Paste to the base using a Finnabair stencil which also adds dimension and shine.

The "I" and Dream created the theme. All the shrines have paper on the inside walls land Fresco Paints on the outside. Fresco paints are tops in my opinion for stamping on images. The chalk paint really leaves a crisp image all the time. 

The German Dresden creates the frame on all of them. The first two have butterfly wings that are from Retro Cafe Art as well as the Dresden and several other pieces of ephemera. 

That's it for today. Check out all 3 of the Ornate Shrine kits at Retro Cafe Art Gallery  along with all their other wonderful supplies. 

Your Friend in ART,