Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Moon Spirit

Hello Friends!
As last Monday was the day of the second part of my new products reveal, it's today that I'd like to present my Creative Team's new art. And this piece is absolutely breathtaking...
Sanda is here today to share this completely magical mixed media collage/assemblage and also leaving her reviews of some of my new paints and pastes. Please enjoy!

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Hello, my sweets,
Hope you all had a great start of 2018 and, after a lovely Holiday Season, you are all getting back to business, doing what we love most – bringing some more beauty into this world with our artwork. 😊 
I hope you’ll get inspired by my first project of this year, a mixed media collage / assemblage on a recycled wooden tryptic.
So, let’s get started. 😊
After I gave my panel a coat of Heavy White Gesso, I applied a generous layer of Finn’s new Plaster Paste.
By doing this, I didn’t only give the wood a lovely ground to work on later, but I also created a gorgeous texture, just by working the paste with a palette knife. The Plaster Paste is thick and creamy, very easy to work with, a must have for all of you who love texture.
Back to my project, I dried the Plaster Paste thoroughly with a heating gun and then, I added another layer of texture by applying Paper Paste, this time through a couple of stencils.

This is another fantastic addition to Finnabair’s range of texture pastes, fluffy and airy, similar to the Light Paste, yet different in consistency when it dries. I must confess I love them both and I am totally hooked.
You can read a little bit more about both Pastes in this post on Prima.
So, I left the second layer dry completely, but before that, I embedded into the wet paste a few Mechanicals

To enhance the texture, I painted the panel with a mixture of Pitch Black and brown Dark Chocolate Impasto Paints and then wiped off the excess with some baby wipes. 

When everything was dry, it was high time to add some colour to this baby and for this, I chose some of Finnabair’s new Art Alchemy Metallique Paints and a few of my old and trusty friends, the Impasto Paints.
The new Metalliques I used are: Rustic Brown, Red Wine, Ice Queen, Royal Blue and you can see all the colours released {here}.
I diluted all the paints, as I wanted a more transparent, ethereal look.
I created my composition using chipboard pieces, different Mechanicals and two air dry clay wings.

After coating everything with Heavy White Gesso, I painted my “Moon Spirit” using Art Alchemy Waxes, Pale Silver Mica Powder and Metallique and Impasto paints.

To finish my project, I added a few Bronze Micro Beads using 3D Matte Gel, some Sparks Unicorn's Hair paint and a few touches of glitter from the Ebony&Ivory set.
Here is my video where you can watch my creative process and see the products I used.
Enjoy and have fun!

Let me leave you with this quote by Dejan Stojanovic:

“… To be a lantern in the darkness 
Or an umbrella on a stormy day; 
To feel much more than know…"

I hope you're feeling inspired. :)

Have a lovely day, my friends,
Sanda xoxo

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Sue Lelli said...

So GORGEOUS! LOVE all the details and colors and the FAB dangling legs! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marci said...

I saw this in some videos from the Prima booth at Creativation and loved it! Brilliant and funny 👏

Jessica Gregg said...

Gorgeous! How did you create the heart from the mechanicals? I watched the video but didn’t see how you made it after you applied gesso?

Sanda Reynolds said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Sue, Marci and Jessica! Jessica, I just painted the heart with Art Alchemy paint (Wine). Hugs, Sanda xx

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