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Monday, 8 January 2018

A Peacock Portrait in Blue.




Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I'm sharing a piece of mixed media home decor that I have just created.  I decided to design and create this piece to enter the Country View Challenges January challenge - Anything Goes. http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  As you may know if you've visited my blog before - I love these Peacock stamps!  I have used them for a lot of my projects but not for a while, so they were my first choice.  
For this piece I have used stamps from the Peacock Parade and Tangled Peacock sets; Dyna Paints, black gesso, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, gold glitter texture paste; Sissix and Intricut dies from my stash; a stencil and some gems from my stash.  



I took a small canvass and painted it with black gesso.  I then stamped a Peacock with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear powder.  This is just a guide to centre the artwork.  Next I stamped and embossed the Peacock and several large images on black card, painted them and cut them out.  



I then applied some texture paste through a stencil to create a border around the Peacock, and left it to dry.


I then gathered my painted images and added to them by die cutting two sizes of feathers from black card.  I painted each feather and added gems.




I used a recycled piece of packaging to create a mount for the canvass, painting it with Dyna paint.  I peeled the top layer of card in each corner to add more texture.





I attached the canvass to the mount then began arranging and attaching the stamped and cut out images.
 


I attached all the embellishments with dimensional glue to make them 3D. 





As I've already said I LOVE my Peacock stamps!  The Dyna paints are irredescent which really adds to the artwork and lifts the whole peace.  The feather dies are a new addition to my stash, and I think this is a lovely way to christen them!
Thank you very much for visiting today, I hope that you've enjoyed this post and that you'll pop in again soon  :)









8 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning Penny, what wonderful colours and textures, I love the peacock image and the border. Amazing design.
    So thrilled you're now a permanent team member, well deserved and you will be a tremendous asset to CB, Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, thank you so much for those lovely words! I really am a lucky girl :) xx

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  2. I’m in love with this beautiful art piece with the jewel tones in blue. You created something truly special. I love it! Happy New Year

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    1. Hi Birgit, thank you so much my lovely :) Happy New Year to you too hun! xx

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  3. This is beautiful! The peacock and the feathers are painted perfect.
    Thank you for sharing your work with us at Country View Challenges! Happy New Year! x Evelyn

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    1. Hi Evelyn, thank you so much for your lovely comment :) xx

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  4. Wow this is stunning, I love your peacock and it's feathers. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a fun week. Sue xx

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    1. Hi Sue, thank you very much for that :) x

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