Tuesday 18 August 2020

2020 #14 It's all Clear with Tracy Scott Stamps {by Carol Fox}

 2020 Topic 14: Fused

We all know that Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints are wonder paints, but I didn't know how good they'd be on glass. Carol's floral frenzy glass piece must look amazing on her window ledge and she has some great ideas for making the colours look more vibrant.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you an experiment. I have long fancied trying to journal on glass to have a different way to display my art journalling and to have something pretty to stand on my window sill. Tracy's Stamps have lots of space within the images for big blocks of colour so I thought these would be perfect for a first attempt, so I put my big girls pants on and jumped right in.

I used a piece of glass from an old photo frame as my base.

Using Stamp set ETS42 I embossed the large flower with Black Embossing powder, masked this off and stamped the circle in Little Black Dress Paint.

Here you can see the contrast on the glass of the embossed flower and the circle stamped in paint,


I masked off all the images and used stencil PS036 and Blue Lagoon paint to add colour to the background.I had decided my piece would stand in Portrait  format so I applied my stripy stencil with this in mind.

I already love the contrast in the blacks and I debated whether to give it a coat of matt medium now or after the next layer. I decided to wait as I hoped it would give more paint contrast after the next layer.

I painted my circles with Limelight and then gave it a quick coat of Matt Medium and then started to colour my flowers.

I started to colour my flowers using Coral in the center and Prawn for the outer petals. I dripped the paint on to flood the image rather than painting it. This is why I embossed the flowers to give a ridge to catch the paint. You can also see the difference between the how the paint is laying on the glass before it was coated in Matt Medium and after; the paint on the flowers is a lot more dense than the yellow and blue.

I finished off my flowers using Bougainvillea and Jade, then used Limelight for some little highlights.

I added white dots with a Posca Pen and micro beads to the circles and ends of the petals, sticking them on with multi medium.

Finally a controlled splatter of LIttle Black Dress paint to just fill some background areas.

I soldered a border around my glass making sure to give it a good rim and then flooded the whole thing with resin, this gave it a lovely shine and seemed to make all the colours pop just a little bit more.

I will now confess this was originally an A4 piece of glass which was from an old photo frame and this is an A5 piece. But I was over-zealous with the heat gun at one point and it broke (yes I did swear). In retrospect I think the smaller size was better for a first attempt as I think the A4 might have been too much space to learn on. I think I will stick with my choice of applying the Multi Medium after all the background is coloured as it does make a big difference as to how the paint lays on the glass and I like the variation it gives. If you don't want to solder your rim triple embossing would work just as well and if you don't have resin, Glossy Accents would work instead and would probably dry quicker.

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craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this idea Carol.

PaperArtsy said...

Absolutely fantastic idea ! Will look so pretty in the sunlight!

Miriam said...

Great idea Carol... Love it