I love simple but impactful art. It does not need many things to make me happy and to directly speak to my Inner Self. This is what I wanted when I sat down to pull my intention up for this project. This is what came out of this session for today’s project video for ColourArte.
I hope you’ll enjoy this new video:
I had the Artifacts and Relics (by Prima Marketing Inc.) in my stash for a while but I felt it was a bit… intimidating. So I looked at it over and over, but always bringing it back where it was and moving on to something else (typical me). I wanted this piece to be the center of attention and knew that using black gesso, then Silks Glaze to add color would be perfect.
For the wood panel itself, I kept it simple but full of visual impact. I started by adding color in a marbled effect of sorts with Primary Elements *they are loose pigments*. Using clear gesso is essential, as otherwise the water we need to activate the pigments would be instantly soaked up in the wood (sometimes, this is what we want, but not in this project). The embed stencil, from The Crafter’s Workshop (my all-time favorite company to use stencils from) with 3D gel makes an easy stand-out result. I just adore how it looks subtle but striking.
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