Hi gorgeous Lindy’s friends!
It’s Olga Ravenskaya here and I’d like to share my new project created on a wooden panel, reflecting one of the most wonderful moments in a life – the wedding day!
I have to say it’s exactly the type of project which I didn’t plan beforehand – I had printed wedding photos of my best colleague for another piece entirely. But when my eyes fell on this wonderful photo of a bride, and then on my Lindy’s collection of greys and blues, I put aside everything I had prepared the day before;)
So I picked the new materials I’d like to use, you can see them on the photo below, and began working…
I’d like to show you today how I created the background for this project.
First, I covered a wooden panel, a frame and all chipboard pieces all with white gesso.
I wanted to imitate a concrete wall, so I mixed a modelling white paste with a quartz sand.
Then I applied this mixture roughly with a wide spatula as shown on the photo below.
I began spraying with a soft color, Silent Night Silver Starburst. I didn’t wait for the paste to become dry for two reasons – have no patience to wait 🙂 and love how color mixed with a wet paste absorbing into the porous surface.
Then I added a little Whale Watch Blue Starburst. It’s really is one of my favorite sprays – not grey, not blue, so very beautiful and sophisticated color! One love!
After that, I dried a bit of the surface with the embossing dryer and added darker more intense colors – Danny Zuko’s Denim Flat Fabio and Midnight Rendezvous Raven Starburst.
I checked with my photo before adding each color, so next step I added Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz. It has a ravishing dark, pewter shimmer, and matched with the previous intense color layers it makes the surface softer.
Then I took a dry sponge with a very small amount of white gesso and went over all the surface to emphasize the texture on the one side and to create an effect of the ‘worn’ wall on the other side.
After that, I added Graphite texture paste through stencils.
I didn’t like obvious outlines of numbers, shapes or figures, so I wanted to blur them by ading color. I added splashes of Danny Zuko’s Denim and Steel Shimmer sprays over wet paste, see the result below – looks worn too!
To finish the background, I stamped a bit with butterfly and crackle effect images.
I covered the chipboard pieces with pale shades of blue and white to achieve a nice contrast to the background.
Have a look at this great effect of pale and dark!
The background is ready now, only one note left – after all the elements were arranged I added splashes with white gesso and TiffanyLou Blue Starburst.
And several photos of the finished project…
- Starbursts: Silent Night Silver, Midnight Rendezvous Raven, Whale Watch Blue
- Flat Fabio: Danny Zuko’s Denim
- Glitz Spritz: Steel Shimmer
- EPs: C’est la vie Cerise, Tilt-a-Wheel Teal, Silver Moon Mistletoe, Purely White
- Ranger Texture Paste, quartz sand, Finnabair Graphite texture paste, Scrapiniec chipboard, Finnabair and Tim Holtz stencils, 49 and Market and Kaiser Kraft stamps, 49 and Market flowers, mini prills.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found something useful for you!
Thank you for stopping by!