I've had this idea in my head for awhile and finally created it. I adore all things Prima...so I've been adding to my collection over several months. It was time to pull a bunch of things out and actually do something other than collect! It's only called hoarding if you don't use it right? LOL
I was inspired by Finnabair's Art Recipe: Timeless Patina. Oh, that girl is amazing! I was fortunate enough to spend two days taking her classes! She was so inspiring, a sweet person and a wonderful instructor.
The project starts out with the Prima bike, that I added some random bits of Graphite Texture Paste to. When that was dry, I used my Fluttering Flowers stencil with more of the texture paste. Then I started adding my elements...Sandra Evertson Archival Cast Chivalry (wings), and Flaming Hearts. Then came lots of Prima Mechanicals, beads, flowers...all added with Art Basics Modelling Paste. (Finn's hint to use a glue gun to attach the pieces before using the paste is pure genius.)
Once that was all dry, I coated everything in Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso. Then the magic began...adding the shimmer and color. First I used two shades of Inka Gold to highlight some areas. Then using some Art Basics Soft Matte Gel, I added Art Ingredients Glass Beads, followed by some glitter.
Here's a close up:
Such a fun project to make! Might be my favorite piece to this point. But it is so near and dear to my heart as it's a piece to commemorate our 40th wedding anniversary. If you look closely you'll see the number 40 in a couple of places.
I'm entering it in the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym #11 as I've used Finnabair's Art Recipe: Timeless Patina as my inspiration.
Back soon with more my sweet friends...
Labels: Finnabair, mixed media, Prima, Sandra Evertson