Sunday, 19 March 2017

It's Craftathon weekend!

 Hi there,

Today's project got away from me a bit - it was my shoe box project for Craftathon and SHOULD be completable in 30 minutes ... but .. I made several dud decisions on colour; initially my rock star panel was white card with neon colours but it looked wrong when placed on the monolith ..... cue Joseph's Coat technique on the white card panel instead, ah - MUCH better IMHO! You can see how time just got away from me, still, I'm pretty pleased with the front - not sure the back is what I would call quite "finished" yet - still pondering that one but, it's fine, I can revisit it at some point. I just hope everyone else enjoyed the project too!

Front view
And a view which shows the base



Materials used:
  • One mini monolith
  • Gesso
  • Acetate (for the floating notes)
  • Music paper
  • Black and white card - die cut, for the sentiment panel across the top of my piece
  • Dylusions sprays: yellow, pink, turquoise
  • That's Crafty Dinky stencils (bricks around a hole and repeating brick stencil)
  • Modelling paste
  • Versamark ink and mica powders in pink, biscotti and copper 
  • Inkadinkado Rock Star and ?? stamp sets
  • Versafine onyx black and Ranger Archival jet black inks
  • Distress Paint in picket fence and black soot, lime green and banana translucent acrylic paint
  • Distress Inks in picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, broken china, black soot along with versamark ink and clear embossing powder (for the Joseph's Coat Technique used on the shaped sentiment panel - see materials 2)
  • Kaisercraft music image (for base)
  • Treasure Gold amethyst, for the outer edge of the entire piece
  • Tissue paper and Stamplorations sentiment stamps

Materials 1
Materials 2
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. LovetoCreate - challenge No. 6 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  2. More Mixed Media - March 5th challenge - ANYTHING GOES + OPTIONAL twist of green
  3. Mixed Media World - challenge No. 23 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES

The object of the exercise was to have an example I could show my fellow attendees. I have duplicate materials to hand in case they wish to produce something similar however, aside from the basic mini monolith, I expect there will be few similarities, it's half of the fun though.

Have a great weekend .. look out for pictures of craftathon early next week! I have a page devoted to Craftathon 2017 and most of the pix will appear there.


Viv said...

Hope you are enjoying your Craftathon! This project deserves just one word -

lilian said...

That's a great project Kathy well done, WELL DONE,


Pat said...

This is a fabulous piece of work Kathy and I adore the brick wall and the musical notes on the top, and the silhouette looks great in the black with the orange and pink and that touch of blue. and the back with the guitar and sentiment in that pretty green with the complementary music notes on the base. A very clever idea. x

Sarn said...

Sensational mini monolith Kathy.
Glad you had fun. Will reply to your email shortly.

Debs M said...

great project and yours looked fabulous! x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful project, Thanks for joining us at More Mixed media, Valerie

Unknown said...

Great 'Rock Star' color choices and the sheet music base completes the stage! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media World for this month's challenge!

Inna Bronnikova said...

AMAZING! Thanks for your participation at Mixed Media World Challenge!

Claire said...

Wow what a creative project! Gorgeous colours and beautiful texture too. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create this time
Claire xx