Sunday, 26 August 2018

Under the sea Art Board

Back in May during our crafting retreat we had a session on making an art board.  I had put it to one side for a few months and last week finally got to finishing it.

I started by using gesso the board to prime it and then adding some pan pastels. I sealed the pan pastel surface and then stamped the Jelly fish, seahorses, turtles and fish. 

I used Crackle paste through a stencil over the background to give an impression of bubbles.
I stamped the jelly fish and one of the turtles again on card stock coloured and cut them out.  I added Vintage Beeswax embossing powder to give more of a 3D effect for the images and also with the Jelly fish I wanted a liquid effect. The jellyfish tentacles are a mixture of black fine liner, white fine liner and ART Alchemy blue gold acrylic paint.
I also used the encrusted jewel technique on the remaining sea horses and small turtle.  The embossing powders were all from Emerald Creek. I used a mixture of their Baked Textures and the Allure embossing powders.


I glued the shells to the board using a hot glue gun, gesso them and used some Art Alchemy paints in black, blues and gold. Once dry I used a versamark pad to smoosh over the edge of the board and the shells and added some embossing powders.


I'm entering this for the following challenges










Card Recipe
Stamps: Local King Sea life (5), Visible image Dare to swim, Katzelkraft Seahorse.
Paper: Art Board (7X8)
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Sea shells, Carabelle stencil, Ranger crackle paste, Emerald creek embossing powders - Dirty Sand, Weathered Wood, Burned Copper Leaves, Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber, Banff Slate, Charred Gold, Northern lights, Art Alchemy acrylic paints sparks- Raven Black, Dragons Eye, Magical Pond, Opal Magic- Blue gold, Glitter, sequins, prills.
Techniques: Mixed media art board

18 comments:

  1. WOW love this it's one fabulous work of art. I can see a lot of work went into this in the making but what a result...would love to see it in real life, it would be even more spectacular..

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  2. OMG, Christine your art board is absolutely amazing and like Annie said..A True Work of Art. All your many mixed media layers, EB pastes and powders, die cut pieces, shells and colors are really stunning and work so well together. You should be the winner of all 3 of your challenges. TFS my friend. My art board is still unfinished too..would be a fun Winter project to finish it. You have me inspired my friend. Hugs..

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  3. So glad I got to see this in real life - it is even more stunning than in the photo! Love all the details of the bubbles, the sand, all the underwater sea life, but most of all the shells and the way you did them - they are beautiful!

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  4. Holy Toledo! Talk about a mixed media masterpiece- this is IT! I am unfamiliar with the products you used but would have loved to watch the creation of this incredible piece. I need to come for my lessons- like yesterday. This is just amazing, Christine. It's off the charts in creativity and imagination. This is a work to be proud of. I love this!

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  5. WHOA! This art board looks absolutely STUNNING!!! Still trying to pick up my jaw off the ground. You’ve just schooled us in mix media! All the attention to details and texture and techniques — an amazing art masterpiece! Love, love, love it! xx

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  6. This is an amazing piece of mixed media art, Christine. I'm so happy I got to see this in real life the other day because honestly, as amazing as this looks in the photo, it's even better up close and personal. :) Gorgeous mix of products, colours, and textures. LOVE IT!! xx

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  7. holy moly....this is just amazing mf. Such details and so beautifully done. I agree with Loll, fab mix of textures and such interest.
    xx Karen

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  8. As soon as I saw the image I knew I was going to love it. Fabulous mixed media project. The colours, the crackle paste, the texture and wonderful 3D elements look amazing. Great how you built it all up to produce this stunning and unique work of art X

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  9. This looks like an award winner to me, Christine! So much texture and dimension! A mixed media masterpiece!

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  10. I don't even have words. This is completely amazing. Those sea shells, the depth, texture, color -- WOW!

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  11. This looks amazing .... a fabulous piece of mixed media art. The colours and texture give real dimension ... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  12. This project just blows me away! Great sea depth with your pan coloring, and amazingly realistic jelly fish tentacles, so you did superb with that effect. Love the sea bubbles, and I'm not sure what the Vintage Beeswax powder is (is that the new Seth Apter product?). The gold on the shells is beautiful, and the encrusting work on the seahorse and turtle look gorgeous. This is just a marvelous look, and marvelously executed project! It's just amazing! TFS & Hugs

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  13. Wow, Christine, this is absolutely AMAZING!! It's an art board of mixed media ocean TREASURE! I LOVE the gorgeous texture, the various levels of dimension, the beautiful colors, and the atmospheric shimmer! Hideko xx

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  14. What a beautiful Under the Sea artboard you created Christine! so many wonderful textures, colors and embossings - I love all the watery shimmer! Well done! Julia xx

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  15. This art board is so beautiful. I love the shimmer and the beautiful look of the jellyfish and seahorse. The bubbly water background is superb!

    I met you at the sale at Maggies, but have been away to Arizona and so finally made it over to your blog to visit. Glad you gave me your blog name...you do wonderful work!

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  16. This is a real work of art and not just a card. I love the satin gloss of the shells and the beautiful blues marked with all these convexities. I love your sea animals, they look stunning!
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  17. Wow! This is something else! I love it!! The colours and the elements work so well to create a lifelike scene! The turtle is awesome!

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