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!

 


 

Materials Used:

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-finnabair-mould-vintage-portraits

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-finnabair-mould-machine-parts 

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-finnabair-mould-nocturnal-elements

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-finnabair-mould-large-gears

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-basics-heavy-gesso-white

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-basics-heavy-body-gel

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-alchemy-liquid-acrylic-ink-black

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-alchemy-liquid-acrylic-prussian-blue

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-alchemy-liquid-acrylic-burnt-sienna

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-alchemy-liquid-acrylic-titanium-white

 

https://mixedmediaplace.com/prima-art-alchemy-liquid-acrylic-umber