Monday 8 April 2024

Man in the Moon: mixed media project by Lori

Hello creative friends! I’ve realised that a lot of my projects have celestial themes with stars and moons but I’ve never created a moon-shaped project. I decided that the Man in the Moon would be the perfect subject for this month's Finnabair tutorial!

I started with a moon-shaped MDF base and recreated the surface texture using sand paste to make craters, art stones to add some extra rocky texture and crackle paste to give a rock-like effect. 

I used Linen Impasto paint to give the base colour and then picked out the details with Prussian Blue and Ink Black acrylic paints. 

I used one of the moon face moulds from Nocturnal Elements as the focal point and created an assemblage around this using a small MDF house, various mould elements, mechanicals and a computer fan.

The man in the moon has been up there a long time so it felt like his little house would be quite grungy looking. I got my rust paste out and gave everything a touch of rusty texture. I finished off the project with some of the new Finnabair waxes to give him some shine!

You can see the whole project here: 

Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place or online store:

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