Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Guardian of Stars - Finnabair Creative Team Art

I fell in love with the new Vintage Portraits mould the moment I saw it, and knew I’d be using it a lot. It has such beautiful potential for almost any kind of romantic themes. This Guardian of Stars happened almost by accident; I was testing the new Jewel Pastes and the larger mechanical moulds for a teeny tiny midnight blue Madonna, and while arranging the composition, put aside all the elements I didn’t use -  those elements that now are in this one!


The composition is made on a cardboard piece, cut out from a cardboard box, and it’s 20cm in size. First, I crumbled some tissue paper to create an uneven, more interesting surface than just a flat cardboard piece, and attached it with Soft Gloss Gel. Then I primed the base with Heavy Gesso.


I attached all the clay motives with Heavy Body Gel and primed them with Heavy Gesso.


Next, I painted my composition using my absolute favourite medium, Liquid Acrylics. I played with Prussian Blue, Titanium White, Ink Black, and Burnt Sienna, and Umber to create a night sky. Then I added just a hint of a metallic Sparks Night Shadow to give the composition some depth.   
And that was it. A quick, happy project!



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