Hello, this is my entry for Chocolate Baroque Colour challenge #28 http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/. I thought I'd create a piece of home decor this time, and with this lovely colour swatch I just HAD to use the lovely Peacock stamps :)
I have used stamps from CB's Tangled Peacock and Fancy Flowers sets; Brushos -Ultramarine, Lemon, Lime Green, Turquoise, Ost Blue, Moss Green; Versafine Ink - Smokey Grey; Gold Brilliance Ink; Gold gilding wax; cream emulsion paint; masking fluid; watercolour card; plastic photo frame.
I stamped the Peacock and flower images onto the watercolour card in grey ink, then masked them. I drew around the inside of a circle die, encompassing the Peacock, then masked that as well. I put a wash of water all over the card and sprinkled Brushos on, then spritzed with more water allowing the pigments to spread freely.
When everything was dry I removed the masking fluid carefully just from the circle, and painted it in with the Lemon Brusho as a large sun. I also sprinkled Brusho over the wet paint to add texture and intense colour in places.
I bought a photo frame from a pound shop and gave it a coat of white Gesso paint to provide a key. I then painted it all over with cream emulsion from a tester pot that I had in my stash.
When the frame was dry I added some gilding wax to the raised detail, then polished it. Any rogue wax or smears I just painted over.
Next I removed the masking fluid from the Peacock and flower images, then painted them with Brushos. I added some detail with a gold gel pen.
I placed the finished piece of artwork in the frame. I'm really pleased with the result, I painted the frame in a neutral shade so as not to detract from the colours of the artwork. I really love these colours, and I had a lovely time making this. I think the gold gel pen really makes the images pop, and it ties the frame and the artwork together.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked this post and will drop in again :)