Thursday, 2 August 2018

Industrial/Grungy at Stamps and Stencils!

Hi everyone, time for our next challenge at Stamps and Stencils and the lovely Cec is our host this month; this time she wants us to include some metal in an Industrial or Grungy creation. Here's what she wants us to do...

Create a mixed media project with some stamping and/or stenciling that puts off a very industrial and grungy vibe - be sure to include lots of metal and texture.

It was lovely to get a bit grungy and rusty with paint, powders, bits and bobs. I've decorated a 7 x 5 canvas panel for my metal montage!



I started off by adding some texture through a  stencil.




Next painty layers; now I began using Seth's monoprint technique with paint on watercolour card but because the canvas was already textured I found that dry brushing and scraping on paint with a pallette knife worked really well. I used fresco paints in Brown Shed, Claret, Smoked Paprika, Green Patina and Little Black Dress.


Just keep layering until the magic happens!



I used some of Seth's chipboard shapes as well as chipboard cogs, metal gears, hinges....alsorts and added some texture paste before painting with Little Black Dress ( my black gesso had turned into a solid mass in the recent heatwave...but my fresco paints were still perfect) and the dry brushing with Snowflake.


I then used verdigris and copper embossing powder as well as lots of dry brushing with paints and treasure gold.


As Cec has asked for metal to be used I did patina some copper to add to the the canvas but I decided that was one embellishment too far and liked the result at this stage, however there are still lots of metal embellishments within the piece.


 Finally I stamped some letters on scrap card used during the painty process (I always think this is a great way to get a background for stamping that ties in with the finished result). I'd also used some number stamps in black archival on the piece but they've faded with the layering.


 Please hop across to see the wonderful inspiration from our talented team and I hope you'll be inspired to join in. Thanks as always for stopping by R x

7 comments:

  1. From blank canvas to this rusty beauty is pure magic. Love the colour palette and all the fun elements you added.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  2. Wow Ruth, your metal montage really does look like metal and those touches of patina just make it even more beautiful. This is one of those pieces I wish I could reach out and touch - love it!! Hugs, Anne x

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  3. Dear Ruth , a stunning creation it is. The rusted chipboard is not to distinguish from the real metal pieces , also rusted , so beautiful an art piece- love the texture and verdigris tones, too .
    Hugs from Dorthe xx

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  4. I love this piece ! Thank you for the step by step !

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  5. Wow, this is stunning, great colours and textures.

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  6. Stunning Ruth, the rusted pieces are amazing and your design, as always, perfect. Sue C x

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  7. Wow! This piece is amazing Ruth!! Beutifully arranged collage and fabulous colour mix. Your work is so inspiring!! Love it!!

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