Thursday, 25 June 2015

What On Earth? by Lesley

I love skeletons and skulls. In fact, i love bones in general.....they fascinate me.

No actual bones in this piece........but i did use one of the fab wood skulls!


I started off with one of the square plaques......these are ideal to use for bases of any art.
I painted the whole base with black gesso, and then added some rusty touches in the centre. In the corners i added glue squiggles. Once dry, i covered some of the board with two layers of tissue paper.........the glue makes great texture. I then painted over the top with rusty gold paint and brushed black mica over the top.


The skull was painted with various layers of rust coloured paint, finishing with a top coat of crackle glaze. I gave him some eyes and added rusty nails and feathers.


He's a handsome fella! I added the words 'What on earth?' because really.........who has a skulls head with nails and feathers as a head-dress?


Thanks for reading.

L.x

Ingredients used.
Square Birch Ply wood Plaque
Skull Wood Shape


4 comments:

  1. Not a great fan of skulls myself, but I do love this piece! The rusty background looks amazing!!

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  2. Very cool piece Leslie. Love the background and the nails really make it!

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  3. Look at all that wonderful texture. Love the crackle too. Very tactile piece. Love it. Tracy x

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  4. Wow - how cool is that - crackle and a fabulous nail-mohican - I love it!
    Alison xx

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