Sunday, 12 March 2017

On the cusp of Spring..

As time plays a big factor in March and we lose an hour with BST its an early reminder that the lighter nights will soon be upon us along with awakening nature and floral beauty.

Today I'd like to share a project I finished a good few weeks ago..

Using a plywood painters palette I first coated it in white Gesso.
Mixing Pink Iced Gem acrylic paint with IndigoBlu Super thick slap it on I used the
Girl in Profile stencil as a guide to create the face profile.

Versamark embossing ink has been stamped through the Laurel Leaves Stencil with Luscious pigment powders Gold, Bronze and Penny Dreadful gently dusted on top.

Images are stamped from both A5 IndigoBlu Live Laugh Love and 
the Blooming Great stamp sets.

By adding drops of water to a small amount of decanted Luscious pigment powder the stamped images have been painted using Coral, Raspberry, Gold, Buttercup, Lawn, and Purple. They have then been cut out and scrunched up to give a worn look.

A hole has been measured and punched into the palette ready for the clock fitting and a layer of white Gesso applied over the whole image to make it sink into the background.
Super Thick Slap it on was then been pushed through the Small Clock Face Stencil.

As Super thick Slap it on dries clear Gilding wax has been used to highlight the clock face. The small flowers from the Blooming Great stamp set have been placed on the
3rd, 6th, 9th & 12th Hour making it easier to read the time from afar.

Butterflies and Dragonflies have been randomly stamped onto the palette from the
Live Laugh Love stamp set and Painted with Rose, Poseidon Blue and Lawn Luscious pigment powders before assembling the clock mechanism.

The scrunched and cut flowers and leaves have been applied after the clock mechanism was fitted as I could then see the surrounding space and make sure both flowers and leaves did not interfere with the clock hands as they moved around.

I'd been waiting for the right project to come along to be able to use this paint palette 
and I must say the image created seems to fit perfectly. 

Thank you for your time, I hope you have been inspired.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx


aussie aNNie said...

Very creative and gorgeous Tracey. I have one of these plywood palettes and now I may TRY and use your inspiring idea....all in good time I may succeed.xx ♥[aNNie]

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Annie, you must try it out. Those palettes make a perfect base, even without the clock. I look forward to seeing your take on it xx

SewPaperPaint said...

How cool is this! Wow! Super impressive. <3 Hugs, Autumn

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Really glad you got to see it Autumn, I spent quite a bit of time on this project but really did enjoy it. Happy to have blogged it.. Hugs Tracey x