Monday, July 3, 2017

Frida Shrine

Hey Everyone,
It's been a bit since I have posted.  I have been busy attending my very first crop and teaching.  Today I created this for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.



I worked on this piece while attending the crop.  I had a lot of fun, but man I did not get much done! I was there for a full day and just managed to squeeze this out under the wire.

I started with the back piece of the Reliquary- Tower Top.  I used a very thin layer of gesso and then painted it with Abandoned Coral Distress Paint.  Once my paint was dry I used a Ripe Persimmon Distress Crayon through a stencil.  The edges got a rough coat of Emerald Creek's Salted Wine Embossing Powder.  

I used one piece of the Folding House Shrine for the next layer.  I gessoed and then used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint.  The stenciled flowers were made using various Distress Inks.  Why am I not listing them? Well...
I decided this wasn't enough. It looks cool, but it wasn't popping enough for me.  The relics and Artifacts skull has a coat of Vintage Distress Collage Medium and then a light layer of crackle medium.  I rubbed Black Soot Crayon into the cracks and her teeth.  The eyes and nose have a thin layer of black acrylic paint.  The wings are from Rubber Moon.  I colored them using Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade.  
I went back to the Reliquary- Tower Top and added some more layers
Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo made it perfectly grungy.  
The House Shrine got a layer of Fractured Ice Embossing Powder and some Charred Gold on the edge.  Distress Oxide inks Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Vintage Photo make this layer just right.  
I added tiny tattered floral flowers to the skull and they are tipped with a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Crayon.The Wings were edged with Charred Gold Embossing powder.  I added scribbles using gel pens.  
I thought the quote was appropriate since I didn't have my craft room at my fingertips and I had to work with what I brought.  I also like that it is a nod to Frida since she was limited in her mobility, yet the need to create was always there.  
Jess

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