This is a canvas that I first painted pink. Then through the process of layering I started adding
I love Prima products so I used their mask in the corner.
I also love to incorporate old rusty hardware in my work.
I love the mix of rusty and feminine.
I'm also working out of my comfort zone on this piece.
The blue and green was a little too bright so I toned
it down with gesso. I used my fingers as a paint
brush. If you look close at the end of the
3 rusty washers, you will see a pink bird. That was
a happy accident. I didn't intend to paint her. She just
showed up. So I dotted a little eye.
I made the birdcage have a rusty patina. I first used
Tim Holtz distress ink in Weathered Wood. Then I used
modeling paste in random areas. Then I used a rusty colored
ink over that in random areas.
I painted my little roses on the birds. I have a video on
youtube showing how to paint these. I will post a link.
I then tore up some card board so it had alot
of interesting texture and painted it with gesso. This
part is not finished.
I will be back tomorrow with more pictures in Part 2
The class I will be teaching is "SteamPunk" I have been
making charms that use alot of the characteristics of
steampunk. I have work displayed at the library and when
our librarian mentioned she is working on developing
a class project. I raced home and grabbed my charms.
She liked them so now I am going to teach a class.
I will be posting some pictures soon. I have videos up
on youtube but my camera doesn't catch the detail in video.
I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the evening. Thank you
for visiting. Please leave me a comment and let me know you