In the end of September, we had crafty days at Hobbykunst. During the crafty days, I had a demo in mixed media - dry painting and painting rust effects. During the demo, I worked on a canvas, that I finished a few weeks afterwords. The canvas is very inspired by Finnabair's work.
The right side of the canvas, has been created using lave and Finnabair's sculpture medium. The lace has been added in ruffles. The sculpture medium makes the lace go hard, when it dries. This is fantastic to work with. I have added old zippers, screws and metal springs around and between the lace. At the left, I have added a thick piece of cardbard. I have used several pieces of cardboard under it, to create depth in the canvas.
I have used old pieces of a sewing machine on the left side, together with different metal and plastic bits and bobs. I have used liquitex heavy gel as a glue. The canvas has been painted black. Then the right side was painted with Finnabair and Folk Art rust paint, and the left side has been painted with Finnabair's Art Alchemy, Opal Magic and Mica powder.
Here, I have tried out both Finnabair's and Folk Art's rust paints. They are very similar and they are just as good as each other.
The rust paint's are simple to use. Paint the area black first. Then paint large areas with the dark brown paint. Make sure some of the black paint shows in some of the valleys. The rust paint has texture, and should be a bit lumpy. Use a paint brush or spunge. Apply the lighter rust paint here and there.
The light areas has first been painted white, Then, I have used Mica powder, Art Alchemy and Opal Magic paint, to create some of the colour onto the canvas.
The wing itself, is a chipboard wing, that I found on the till at Hobbykunst this summer. This wing was in a basket full of shipboard pieces on the till, for a good price. Dont't miss good offers like this, and visit your craft store, to see if they have any good offers.