Finn Class - Day 1 - Altered Canvas (PM)
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1y ago
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Christmas Wreath with a Twist
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by sam21ski
1y ago
I picked up the mdf ring and Merry Christmas sign at Donny Dome in October.   I covered the ring with t-shirt fabric soaked in bronze Powertex and once dry started to place some embellishments. I used gesso on the words. I decided to use a mix of natural elements and resin shapes. The words looked too plain so I added some more resins. I waxed the ring with gold, waxed the resin pieces in silver and added some touches of red. Added 3 trees along the bottom. Close up of the words. Close up of the trees. Close up of the resin and woodland pieces. More cl ..read more
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Mixed Media Plaque - Ram
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by sam21ski
1y ago
I painted a piece of wood black and then started playing around with different elements until I was happy with the layout. Once I was happy I started to work on the background. I used gold leaf and then went over with a stencil and modelling paste. I used Finnabairs mechanical stencil. Next after I'd painted all the elements black, I glued them onto the background. I threw on different shades of brown, rust, red and orange mica powders. I then sprayed them and watched them disburse.  You don't have much control over this, so you just have to let them do their thing. Close up ..read more
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Elivs - Decorated Vinyl
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by sam21ski
1y ago
  As I am one of Finnabair patreons, I had to try out this fab idea that she showed on one of her live sessions.  So off I went to the car boot to find a vinyl LP. It was dead easy as there were loads for sale, but I settled for Elvis. I added some stencilling to the background using icing paste. Next I added some woodland finds, random twigs and poppy seeds. Next I added some chipboard circles and cogs. I started to play around with the placement of some moulds, new and old. This is the finished piece. Not my usual colours. I decided to challenge myself to mainly ..read more
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Industrial Style Plaque
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by sam21ski
1y ago
  I painted a piece of recycled wood with black gesso. I pulled a few bits and bobs out to go with the circuit board. I stencilled on the substrate and started to stick the elements down with heavy body gel. Gave everything a couple of coats of white gesso. Next I added paint, I used burnt sienna, raw umber, watered down. I then went on to use Prussian blue and sap green, again spraying with water and drying as I went along. I then went over some areas again with white gesso to calm some of the colour down. I literally just carried on until I was happy with the look ..read more
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Up-cycled Skeleton Plaque
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by sam21ski
1y ago
This is the front of a kitchen drawer that was being thrown out. Painted it with black gesso then used grunge paste through a couple of stencils. Once dried, I painted over it in black gesso. I made a mould from a skeleton that I was given by a friend. Then I cast it in fast cast resin. Got a few more bits and bobs out and started to build a composition. Dry brushed the background with silver to bring out the texture from the stencils. I used various purples and blues to paint the background pieces. Close up of the top of the composition. The skeleton clothing is colo ..read more
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Bailey & Sonny
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1y ago
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Bailey - Willingham Woods
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1y ago
  Bought him a harness to use in the car. He wasn't phased by it at all. That brown colour on the right hand side is the pond!! Bit of limbo-ing! Tearing around again. Ears up. Ears down. Ears up. On the move again. And back on the path and back to the car ..read more
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Bailey in Irby
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1y ago
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Steampunk Kettle
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by sam21ski
1y ago
Another car boot find painted in black gesso. Then I started building it up with resin and metal steampunk embellishments. Got to a point where I thought there was enough on there. I moulded some of the pieces onto the kettle before they were completely dry and hardened.  I painted it all black. I used renaissance treasure gold to bring out the textures and hi-lights.  A few close ups. Really pleased how it turned out ..read more
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