Monday, 12 August 2013

France Papillon Project #2 Take Time ....

"If you think we as design team members never have any project go kablooi, well, think again. That’s what happened with this canvas. That’s when Snowflake Fresco Paint or gesso is your best friend"!

I covered up the whole thing, then glued down some Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Wrap using Multi Medium. I colourized it with Beach Hut Fresco which I applied using a baby wipe, to keep it even more translucent. 
 

I added some Pumpkin Soup and Inky Pool accents in the same way with a baby wipe.


Using a circle template, I applied Grunge Paste with a palette knife and left it to dry for half an hour.

While the GrungePaste was drying, I stamped HP1004EZ with embossing ink on black bazzil, then embossed it with copper embossing powder. I also dug out an acetate clock that I’ve had for so long it turned yellow and I don’t even remember what brand it is.


I grabbed my oil pastels: first I rubbed them over a waste scrap of punchinella and keeping the punchinella in place, I smeared the pastel out with my finger. 
 

Then I used my oilpastels to colourize the Grunge Paste. To create a color gradient, I select my colors and place them in the right order next to me. I scribble the surface with each one of them in the same order then blend them together with my finger again, taking care to regularly wipe my finger off to avoid creating a mess.


I added some ochre oil pastel shading in each circle to reflect the copper embossing and nailed my clock and ‘flowers’ in place with a rusty nail.


I placed the canvas in the frame which I colorized with Honey Dew Fresco paint and created a second frame with some rusty metal. This took quite some hammering! To glue it in place I used Matt Accents. The wording is from the C4 stamp set, stamped with Black Archival Ink on Smoothy White Stamping Card, on which I applied a bit of Vintage photo Distress Ink



 
Leandra says: Well I have no idea what 'kablooi' means, but I'm loving this project! The pastels worked beautifully on the Grunge Paste, but you must have had some blue fingers after rubbing all that lot in!

Gillian Says: I presume France had a "happy accident" .... I'm loving the whole transparent/ layered look to this project and the GP circles look fab.

31 comments:

Helen said...

Wow, France!! Whatever went "wrong" first time, I love how it ended up. Just love the colour of this project.

Pinksparklegirl said...

gorgeous project France, love the colours, here's to happy accidents!!

Sarah Dunkley said...

Love the aged look of the flowers & the clockface. The circles look great! Great project France! x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, wow, wow, I LOVE it. The circles look great & the clock & flowers are gorgeous.

Karin said...

What a gorgeous project. I'm loving your circles.

Debbie said...

Fantastic project and so easy to understand how you did it, great tutorial. Debbiex

Carol Q said...

I love the rusty metal frame and the shadowy depth it gives to the project.

Kay Wallace said...

A happy "oops" comes to mind when something doesn't go as expected, then ends up better than expected in the end--as did this project! A work of art, France! Thanks for the inspiration!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely project, the oil pastels are working well on the grungepaste (note to self).

Paula Pascual said...

Gorgeous project.

Yvonne Garner said...

I appreciate your humbleness! Fabulous project!

Glennis said...

Stunning project - I love the clear instructions

Trish said...

Love this and all of France's work. Her creativity is amazing. :D

massofhair said...

Beautiful colours, fabulous textures. Great to see other mediums working alongside the Fresco paints & GP. Thanks for the instructions:-)

Trish said...

What a wonderful result! I so love the grunge circles with the oil pastels - the graded shading is perfect. Love, love ,love!

Kimberly Matias said...

I love you happy accident! It is so stunning with the colors you choose. I have never heard of Grunge Paste, and am assuming it's a modeling paste. Your use of your pastels on it was a very smart idea. I have oil pastels but never use them... Now I know what I can do with them!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Sarah B said...

loving the big circles and shading - what a great project x

Julie Bell said...

Great projective the yellowed acetate shows you should never throw things away!

ionabunny said...

Fantastic. Love the colours but then I am a bit of a blue fan.

Hope said...

Gorgeous colours! You ended up with a lovely item. I love when you use things you've had for a long time, it gives me hope that I will one day use some of my collected bits and pieces.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! What a great idea to use oil pastels on Grunge Paste: I must try this. This canvas looks absolutely wonderful - the clock face and the frames work so well together! Julie Ann xx

Sobre el Arte y otras Aventuras said...

Well, don't know how the original project was but this one looks amazing :-) Cheers, Vron

Carole RB said...

Magnifique!

scrapcrafts Norway said...

Using oil pastels with Grunge Paste was a great idea. That I will try.

butterfly said...

Such lovely colours, the rusty flower against those glowing turquoises - beautifully translucent over the texty background.
Alison x

florence flofleur said...

Une superbe réalisation...j'adore

Karen K. said...

Yes, gesso is our friend! It's a good thing something went wrong the first time because the end result is gorgeous! No photo of the original?

Alison said...

This looks amazing! Another fabulous project! x

Anna said...

Pretty! With the addition of clock works it would make a beautiful working clock!

craftimamma said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous. I love that 'clock' and the circles in the background are brilliant.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Wow this is truly amazing, I love the background with the vivid circles, and then framing the middle with metal frame is awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

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