Hi Everyone! I know it's been a while since I shared a public video tutorial with you all so I'm happy to share this one with you today! This was so much fun to make, I think you all will really enjoy this one! Here is a head on view of the canvas....
This video is a few minutes longer than my usual videos because I take the time in the beginning of the video to show you how to make the polymer clay octopus. So without further ado, here's the tutorial...enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial! Here is a list of some of the products I used in this project ...
Dusty Attic Chipboard & Stencil:
~ Rustic Charm Frame
~Skeleton Clock Frame
~ Fish Net
~ Nuts & Bolts
~ Locks & Keys (small)
~ Key to My Heart (locks & Keys)
~ Sea Grass #1 (small)
~ Sea Grass #2
~ Cogs Stencil
You can order Dusty Attic Chipboard directly from their website in Australia or if you are looking to order in North America The Scrapbook Diaries has a huge supply of Dusty Attic Chipboard.
I used the above listed Dusty Attic mixed media products...the rusting powder is sprinkled onto the wet paint, then sprayed with a vinegar/water solution (50/50) and left to rest for about a half hour to rust.
Above are the Shimmerz Paints products I used to color/paint my canvas. I recently got a package with some of the NEWEST Shimmerz Paints products and I have to say I'm in LOVE with the new Shimmerz Paints pots....really rich deep pigment and loads of iridescent shimmer! You can order your Shimmerz Paints online HERE. NOTE: Be sure to mention my name 'Gabrielle' in your order to get a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in the color of your choice.
Here are a few closeup and other angle views of this project....I like to create projects that can be enjoyed from different angles :)
I used Pearlex mica powder to color my octopus....just randomly rubbed on a blue, green and violet color and used a gold for the suction cups. Although the color sets pretty good as my piece bakes, I like to give it a light spritz with some hair spray to make sure the color stays on.
The polymer clay piece gets baked in a 275 degree oven for about 20 minutes, when you remove it from the oven and it cools, it becomes rigid and hardened.
As always I had a lot of fun creating an underwater vignette using a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard...at the bottom of my canvas I incorporated a bunch of turquoise and aqua color sequins that I got at a local dollar store.
Another cool mixed media product I've been enjoying using in my projects are seed beads. Here I added the Licorice color seed beads by Prima. I applied them using the clear Gloss Varnish by Dusty Attic. I felt adding them around my octopus helped meld the design into the background canvas.
I hope you enjoyed todays post! As always I appreciate your kind words and feedback, you comments make my day! xo