Mixed Media Cork board by Marietta Tégi

Hello Everyone!

I really like making home decorations, because not only do they are looking good but they’re also useful.  This time I’ll show you a corkboard I made in steampunk style.

I wrapped the inside of the board with thicker paper so it wouldn’t get stained, and then I greased the frame with white gesso. I then stenciled it with Graphite texture paste and applied it to the sides of the frame with a paint knife.  I also applied crackle paste, thinly over the stenciled part to show both small and large cracks.

I then sprayed on Moon Shadow Mists in the following shades: Pirate’s Plunder Gold, Gossamer Gold and Tawny Turquoise. I made it more intensified in some places with Magical Shaker, using Antique Bronze and Cathedral Pines Green.

I designed the composition in two opposite corners, using mold elements, lots of mists and magical dust, and Squirts. I colored with the following products:
Greased Lightnin’ Green, Green with Envy Green, Blazing Black, Gossamer Gold,  Squirts- Poutine Gold, Beaver Tail Brown, Hockey Puck Black, Magicals-  Time Travel Teal & Steampunk Sepia.

You’ll see in the tutorial that in many cases the sides are more of a greenish tint, while the top is a darker brown blackish. This is why I applied this surprising amount of paint, even for me.

Frozen Jack Frost and Screamin’ Banshee Black Starburst paint were used on the dragonfly and wings. For the extra sparkle, I scattered some Scintillating Silver Glitzy Magicals on it.

While making this work, I even topped it off with Mitform Castings metal elements. I also added Dusty Attic chipboard lettering, which I embossed with Slam Dunk Silver embossing powder to give it a silvery finish.

I used 2 stamps on the frame, then vintage gold wax on both the mold and metal elements.

If you are interested, you can find the tutorial here:

Hugs: Marietta


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