Hi everyone. It's time for a new challenge at Our Creative Corner
and here's the challenge:
We are taking a trip down memory lane for this challenge! We would like you to re-visit a project that has been featured at Our Creative Corner.
You need to choose your challenge from the following list and make sure you mention which challenge you have chosen in your post:
"The Return of the Challenge!" (click on the links for info)
June '13 "Recipe
July '13 - "Captured Memories
August '13 - "Words, Words, Words
September '13 - "Forgotten Things
November '13 - "Tic Tac Toe
January '14 - "No More Shopping Sins!
February '14 - "Three Colour Challenge (without the use of black)
April '14 - "With a Song in Your Heart
May '14 - "Love Those Leftovers!
June '14 - "Flaming June
July '14 - "Homemade Flowers and Hand-dyed Ribbon
August '14 - "Summertime
September '14 - "Autumnal Image Inspiration
October '14 - "Go Rustic!
November '14 - "It's Magic!
February '15 - "Tic Tac Toe - Fun!
March '15 - "Junk in Your Trunk
April '15 - "Colour Your World
May '15 - "April Showers Bring May Flowers
June '15 - "What Makes You Smile
July '15 - "Mexico Moods
September '15 - Shades of Autumn"
November '15 - "Topsy Turvy!"
So there you have it! Have fun and link up your project with us this month.
For my project I chose 'Flaming June'
from June 2014. I chose this not just because it was originally my challenge but because I love bright colours and the challenge asks you to use orange as your main colour. Here's the piece of wall art I made:
A piece of wall art featuring the following from the inspiration image: the colour orange and a female. Although the painting is beautifully traditional, I decided to go very modern with some retro overtones. Here's the inspiration image:
Perhaps a little artistic license on my part but it goes to show that a challenge can be interpreted in many different ways! I love this painting but it was the colour I really used for inspiration from it.
Firstly a gelli print is made using orange and yellow paint brayered together. The print is lifted on white copy paper. For the next step a stencil and some black acrylic paint is used to add the female image to the gelli print.
After this, many layers of gloss medium are applied until the original paper feels very pliable. Once completely dry, the backing paper is removed with water and a gentle rubbing motion as shown here:
Once the paper is removed, the areas without paint become transparent (perhaps a little milky).
The back of the acrylic skin once all paper has been removed.
A background is made on a piece of greyboard which is primed with gesso. The first step is to spritz the acrylic paint sprays (not white) until the desired effect is achieved. Some water can be sprayed onto the paint to help it combine. Once dry the white spray is used liberally and randomly over the orange toned layer. Stencilled images are then applied using black StazOn .
The background stencilling can be seen through the acrylic skin to add extra depth to the piece.
To hold the skin in place, some upholstery tacks are coloured with black StazOn, the points are shortened with tin snips and the tacks are then stuck on.
The background images all revolve around circles and tear-drop shapes.
The edges of the grey board are swiped with the StazOn ink pad to frame the piece.
I hope you like where my journey took me from the inspiration image to my final piece.!
We have a generous sponsor this month so if you are lucky you could win the prize provided by these people:
We will also be featuring our Top Three Talent followed by one amazing artist who will become our Top Talent and join us with their own art work the following month. Don't forget to pop over to Our Creative Corner
to see the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team.
Thanks for staying with me and I look forward to seeing your entries when they're linked up!