It’s been a while and I do apologize. I was hoping that 2018 would be a good year, but January both me and my husband caught a cold. Fortunately it was just a cold, especially for me, no flu.
On to my husband’s birthday present! When I first looked at the completed piece I thought maybe it needed to be just a little lighter and not so much grungy. I was wrong. He loves Steampunk, as I do. When he saw this he jumped off the couch and was very excited. Nope, he liked it just the way it was. His comments were “fantastic and it looks quirky enough, just like us!” So happy he was overjoyed! He made my day!
The process for “Live, Laugh, Love” was very simple, find a substrate, dig out all embellishments, and begin with the gluing and the composition. Before I get into the products used, I wanted to let you know what came from my stash. (And I have huge stash!) For the substrate I started with 5” x 7” stretched canvas. My other other stash consisted of chipboard designs, wooden wings, sentiments in chipboard and metal, and a face mold.
Again, I am still adding elements. I used some 3D matte gel to secure the metal and glass flat-backed baubles.
This is close up of the graphite texture paste that I used for more texture. This is the first time I have used this texture paste and it is definitely a medium that I will use over and over. The next one after the close up is the piece with added art stones for more texture.
This photo shows the the painting of my Steampunk mixed media piece. As you can see, I have used black gesso and added some rust acrylic paint.
And now I let it dry and cure. I added more paints to create more rust. I love the rust and patina paint sets, a first for me again. I also used some artisan powders to lighten up the sentiments. All links are below.
My finished piece! It took a lot of drying time, but any mixed media is really worth the wait, also, seeing my husband’s excitement.
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