2021 Topic 14: Mash Up LPC EGL EEV EAB
In addition, I selected 3 Fresco Chalk Acrylics (Pixie Dust, Nougat, Chalk) that I blended together to use for the face testing it out on a scrap of card. I mixed the paints on my glass mat but it's worth mixing them on a palette because if there's any left over mix when you're done painting it can be covered with a piece of cling film to use later. The cling film helps to slow the process of the paints drying out. I did test this out and the blended mix was still good to use 24/ 36 hrs later. Same for Fresco's straight from the bottle too.
The first layer I created was the largest and this is where I introduced a stamp from one of Ellen Vargo's designer collection stamp sets.
The third and final background layer was all about the crackle.
I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze, but for anyone who isn't it's a glaze that you apply between 2 layers of paint, usually different colours to create a crackle effect. The crackle effect you get with the glaze will vary depending on what you use to apply it. In this instance I applied the crackle glaze with a sponge on a base layer of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Little Black Dress).
Note each layer, be it paint or crackle glaze has to be completely dry before applying the next.
Depending how thick the Crackle Glaze
is applied determines the size of the cracks once they are fully dry.
Thicker = bigger, thinner = smaller!IF you apply the glaze with a
sponge, as I did you will get round cracks, and if you apply the glaze
with a brush, you will get cracks that follow the direction of your
I was still short of a title for my art panel so reached for Alison Bombers stamps again, this time Set 7 (EAB07)
All the background layers and the order in which they were placed.
Where I positioned Gwen's embellishment.
Not forgetting the title.
I love that Alison 's quote stamps can easily be cut so you can use just part of the quote as I have done here.
'She lives in a world of private dreams'
a 'mash up' is something you've never done before or don't do often,
I'd really encourage you to give it a go/do more often. I'm sure you'll
The topic draws to a close tonight but be sure to check out the 'mash up' projects the other designers have created over the last couple of weeks. They are all amazingly inspiring.