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A steampunk style canvas by Marietta Tegi

Hello Everyone!

I'm back on the blog. :)

This time I made a steampunk-style canvas, which was special because I put chipboard on it, so no stencilling was needed.

I applied white gesso to black canvas, then used metallique mermaid teal acrylic paint, spraying more water on it to get a more intense colour in some areas and a paler colour in others.

I applied white gesso to the chipboard base and then applied a minimal amount of cracking paste. I then applied brass hardware and burnt sienna acrylic paints. And for a slightly rusty effect, I used matte impasto dark chocolate.

For the brick mould elements, I used a mixture of burnt sienna and crimson liquid acrylic paints. I sanded it down a bit for a rustic effect and applied ink black acrylic paint, in a very thin layer.

I painted the other mould elements with metallique ancient coin paint.

I applied peacock and aged brass waxes to both the edges of the mould elements and the mitform metal elements.

I sponged white gesso on the edges of the metal flowers, then applied white pearl wax. it was very shiny, so I added a little blue colour, namely mermaid teal.

I gave the Art Pebbles their final colour with a mixture of liquid crimson acrylic paint and ancient coin metallic acrylic paint.

As a final step, I added granular decorative elements.



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Whatever you are by Anja van der Form

Hi dear creative friends, although we already are some weeks into 2024, I would like to wish you the best and happiest creative year. I started my first inspiration using my first love when it comes to mediums. Finnabairs micapowder, they are so versatile, you just have to love them. 

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Art journal page by Lanette

Hello All, You Amazing Creative People!

Today I am sharing a simple Art Journal page. I didn’t have anything in mind when I started this page, I just wanted to create something. I really enjoy art journaling but I rarely take the time to journal, so today I did. 

I started with a sheet of watercolour paper, a mix of stamps and a handful of Liquid Acrylics. Next, for a bit of colorful texture, I added Impasto Paint. Finally, I started adding a few layers with a mix of Radom die cuts and scraps of paper. 

I am pretty happy with how this page turned out. I really like the mix of colors and patterns, I hope you do too! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope I have inspired you in some small way to spend some creative time in your art space and maybe even create something pretty.

Until next time, Hugs & Have fun creating!


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