Sheena is back on our screens on Monday 18 Feb on Create and Craft starting with the Craft Clinic. As I mentioned yesterday I was lucky enough to get to play with 2 sets of the gorgeous primary elements and thought today I would share my "test piece".This plaque kinda emerged as I played with various ideas and experimented. I would love to say I had a plan but, alas I didn't! However I will try to explain how I got from this...
I mixed a browny, reddy, greeny mix of the the primary elements using the bottle of glaze that comes with the Primary elements and used my fingers to smear over until I had an effect I was happy with. I over stamped the butterflies and flower using Wow powder and added some extra primary elements using a brush to the biggest butterfly. All was looking OK so I decided to glaze the bigger butterfly with Crystal lacquer... However I discover that the lacquer and glaze in the set are obviously similar and it moved some of the pigment I had carefully painted on earlier. Not to be put off when the lacquer was dry I added back the detail by using stazon to over-stamp the butterfly again!
The final part was adding a frame of black heavy body acrylic with a palette knife (again an old, unloved tube, that had long ago lost its lid and languished in the stash.) Whilst wet I sprinkled some Pinflair Ice Diamond and left it to dry.
I discovered that the pigments mix well with Inka Gold (but strangely not with Rub and Buff) so I coloured a small amount with dark red pigment and some with the dark green pigment and applied with my fingers to the black acrylic paint border and finally, finally added a chain to hang it from.