Wednesday 23 January 2013

Linda Cain #3 ... Whimsical Steampunk Collage

Fun and Whimsical Steam-punk Collage .... 
"This was a really fun piece to get started with on my new Fresco Finish adventure"!

I started with an 8x8 canvas board. Using a stencil, I added a thin layer of Modelling Paste with a palette knife.
Let dry or dry with a heat tool. Then select your palette of colors. Here I used the following Fresco Acrylic Paint colours - Snowflake, Vintage Lace, Ice Blue, Baltic Blue, Eggplant and Claret. Pour little puddles onto your craft mat 
Apply layers of colors randomly with the Cut-N-Dry foam patting gently to blend the colors.
I used a sanding block on some of the corner sections to bring back the under-painting.

Stamp two images from the Hot Pick 1111 collection onto Crackly Tissue Paper with Jet Black Archival Ink and heat set.   

Also stamp Dream, Create, and Imagine from Hot Pick 1105 collection the same way.


Tear your images out. Using a brush, apply Glue-n-Seal or Matte Medium to your canvas. 

 Lay the image down and spread a layer on top of the paper starting in the middle and working your way to the edges. Smooth it down to get rid of all the bubbles. 

{Comment from Leandra: Crackly is an extremely robust tissue, so you can actually peel up, and re lay down an image if you want to try it positioned in other areas - this can be handy at times! If you get bubbles, then picking it up and re-laying it down also helps smooth things out!}
You can go back and sponge more paint onto areas where the paper may show, but it all generally blends into the canvas very well.

Now the magic begins. Using a brush, add a thin coat of the Metallic Glaze to the diamond shapes or raised areas of the canvas. It adds a pearly metallic glimmer and vintage sparkle effect to your painted areas. 

Using a Permanent Black Fine Tip Pen you can draw around the 3 word stamps to highlight. Gold sticker nail heads were glued to the centers of the diamonds
I used Autumn Fire on the Flower and Hyde Park on the Balloon to add color.
Coffee Archival Ink was used to add background stamping with portions of stamps from LPC017 and LPC018 and the small script stamp from HP1111.


French Ultramarine Archival Ink was used on the Chicken Wire Stamp from Tim Holtz’s Mixed Media Collection.

The raindrops are stenciled on with Baltic Blue and Snowflake Fresco Paints, and highlighted with lighter and darker colors. You can just go on and on with this type of collage ... knowing when to stop is the key!

"I hope you enjoyed this little walk through my collage. It was fun and opened several doors for me. I will be back on Friday with my last project for this month"!

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Linda Cain

Leandra Says: Awesome texture to start with that the paints pick up so well. I love the stencil accents and the stamps come to life with the addition of colour.

Gillian Says:There is so much detail for the eye to ponder over on this wonderful collage Linda, the texture looks fab. I love the different depths you have achieved with the stencilling .... looks brill!

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Helen said...

I adore this one! As Gillian says, there is so much to look at. I love the texture, and the choice of colours is perfect.

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic; lots of great texture & layers & fab colours.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful collage. Lots of techniques, i keep looking and discovering new things. Love the use of the metallic glaze.

yoursartfully said...

Fabulous project Linda, I love how you used the Metallic Glaze on the diamonds to bling it up a pretty.

Lin x

Redanne said...

This canvas really does have the WOW factor, so much to see, so much texture and I so love it! x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous collage Linda, love the way the colours are blended and the metallic glaze is fab! Sue C x

Alison said...

I'm really enjoying your art this week Linda! Your canvas is so inspiring, I love how you used the metallic glaze.
Alison x

Trish said...

This is such an amazing piece of art! The layers and depth are great, so many techniques to try.

Michelle Webb said...

Awesome techniques used here and the texture looks amazing, I just want to reach out and touch it. Michelle x

Vic said...

Fabulous! I adore all the layers.

ljrhew said...

What a fun piece. Love all the different techniques.

Words and Pictures said...

So many delicious details - love the stencilling and the texture paste, and that Metallic Glaze is going straight on my wishlist!! Love the tinting on the images too.
Alison x

Sharon Y said...

This is so fun Linda! Love the layers and all the detail. Makes me want to get modeling paste.

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS!! am So Envious of People that can make things like this.....

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning creation. Love all the texture and the colours are beautiful. Kezzy xx