Monday, 8 February 2016

Wheel of Fortune

Hello, dear Friends!
I hope you're having a great Monday and that you're beginning the week with new creative powers! :)
You can always count on my Team to make your creative juices flow.
Today it's time for Olga's breathtaking visual poetry! Enjoy...

Time is a loop. The story of one man influences the life of another. And the wheel of fortune makes them look either into the abyss or into the stars. These thoughts and the new amazing collection from Finnabair were my inspiration for this piece.

As the base of my work I chose the back side of a stretched canvas panel.
To start the background I glued down some monochromatic paper with scientific patterns both inside and along the wooden frames using 3D Gel.

Then I painted the edges with Black Gesso and applied a thin and irregular coat of the mentioned medium over the paper. This step resulted in a more even look and prepared the paper for painting.
I used a sanding block to tatter the edges and smooth the surface.

Then I had the pleasure to play a bit with the amazing new Art Alchemy acrylic paints. They are shimmery and transparent while their colours are so versatile.
I used Light Patina, Rich Torquoise and Steampunk Copper which I applied with my finger to obtain a messy effect. The dark background wonderfully exposed and emphasized the properties of acrylics.

To start working on the focal arrangement, I glued portraits from a vintage photo under new Finnabair's Art Pebbles.
I used 3D Gel which dries transparent and once dried, I trimed the excess of the photo underneath.

Then I arranged the composition of gears from new Rustic collection of Mechanicals.
I have to admit that they look as if they really were changed by the passage of time...
To emphasize the focal elements I glued down a central star from Barn kit and a few Mini Stars, all of them from the latest collection.

At the bottom I fixed rusty nails and finished the piece with two screws in the corners from Mini Hardware set of Mechanicals.

To add some highlights of patina, I brushed with a light hand some gears and stars using blue shades of Art Alchemy paints.
As the final step, I splashed the canvas with tea to create interesting stains that perfectly imitate this time-worn effect that I never get enough of.
Here are some details:

Have a wonderful, artsy week!

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Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful work of art!

Team Clark said...

Absolutely fabulous! Stunning work!

Marci said...

I love this!

Carol w said...

Delightful piece, love it!

Kim Collister said...

Love your techniques here and the splash of tea, perfect!!
Great piece!!

Kort og Søm said...

Wow...this is gorgeous!

Belladonna said...

Thank you!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Gorgeous work, so inventive and I love the step by step to see how you've created this masterpiece!

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