Over at Country View Crafts the current challenge is Nautical. A few weeks ago I attended the same Andy Skinner workshop as Brenda Brown. She has recently shared the fabulous project (click here to see it!) we made on the day - although I have to tell you there are lots of Brenda's little additions on her's! I will save mine for another day, but thought I would use some of the techniques we learned to create my Nautical project.....
I started with a piece of grey board and covered it in strips or torn, embossed card at the top - I wanted to create the impression of the stars. The bottom half had lots of texture paste added to create a stormy sea. Black acrylic, dry brushed gesso and watered down acrylics were then added..
My compass was achieved with gesso, dry brushed black acrylic and then translucent acrylic. The letters and stars in a similar way - but I went heavier on the colour as I wanted them to stand out a little more.
All at Sea seems relevant at the moment - my life feels somewhat chaotic!
Thanks for looking and Happy Monday.