Step 8: But, first, to tidy up those pesky edges ....
|You can also see the sort of thing my hubby gets up to whilst I'm doing these projects ..|
Ah yes, THAT looks better, with those edges tidied up. Right, well, since I plan to apply versamark ink and then either pan pastels or mica powders I thought I should start with a neutral palette so .....
Step 8: It was out with the gesso again ..
Step 9: Apply modelling paste randomly through a TCW stencil (using a plastic palette knife). I then applied crystal sparkle embossing powder - boy, THAT was a technique that soooo didn't work though perhaps it was more down to the embossing powder! Memo to self, next time try a more "detail" embossing powder!!
Step 10: How to apply the pan pastels/mica powders - hmmm. With lots of tiny areas I didn't think my pad would work - got that right! My Versamark embossing pen would take, like, FOREVER!!! Fortunately, I had a re-inker so .... splodged some on to a craft sheet, picked it up with a cosmetic wedge and, working on a small area at a time, I applied ink and then colour. I used: Pan Pastels in the yellow green colour family and the phthalo green from the solids and then silver, bright gold and bronze from the metallics. I also applied kiwi mica powder but it came out less green more gold and kind of merged with the PP's so you might not see "the join" - but that's a good thing - right? By this time, I was getting PP/mica all over my fingers so ... I gave it a quick squirt of hairspray to stop some of that and prevent colour contamination - like anyone would notice!!!
|FYI - the Kiwi mica powder is on the right between the dominoes and the guitar!|
Step 11: I used the versamark sponge to apply ink around the outer and inner edges before using just the PP metallics. I used just the bright gold around the aperture but bright gold, silver and bronze (how I LURVE that bronze) around the outer edge, blending with paper towel. A quick bit of colour adjustment on the photo frame once I stepped back and looked at it and then I was ready to roll with step 12!
Step 12: I poured a little acrylic wax in to a bowl and, using an old 1/4" paint brush applied the wax to all treated surfaces. The hairspray seemed to have worked as I didn't pick up any colour on the brush - yee haa! I set it aside on top of a roll of paper towel whilst doing this and afterwards, to allow to dry. This should dry to a sheen which, the bottle says, may be buffed to a more gloss finish - if I so choose.
I'm still not sure whether Step 13: might a step too far - I'm thinking Treasure Gold applied with fingers - but I only have onyxite which might be too dark. It's at this point I was glad I didn't use glossy accents as we all KNOW how long they take to dry! So, here's how it looks - to Treasure Gold or not to Treasure Gold?I KNOW the mount board doesn't look square in the aperture but, trust me, that appears to be how it's gonna be - it fit perfectly in the hole!!! RATS!
And now you get to see something else my hubby likes to do whilst I'm crafting - this plane was delivered on Monday morning ...
Hope you like my marathon project - I'll be entering this over at the Premium Brands (aka Pan Pastels) blog challenge .... it's "three textures" .... 1) tissue paper, 2) modelling paste and 3) charms/ephemera - wish me luck! Now all I need is a photo to put in said frame!
Have a great day peeps