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Skull canvas with Opal Magics by LORI WOODS

Skull canvas with Opal Magics by LORI WOODS

Hello Mad Scrappers! Today I have something a little different for you. I love creating gothic pieces but I wanted to create this one with bright colours rather than dark and grungy.
I started with the Vintage Frame chipboard, using the large frame and also the outer piece it sits in. I found a canvas that was slightly larger than the frame to use as a base and applied modelling paste through the Flourish stencil onto this. I glued the outer piece onto the canvas using soft matte gel, then attached foam tape to the frame and laid this on top of the outer piece to create dimension. I then gave everything a coat of black gesso.
Next I created a composition using resin cast pieces from the Wings & Bones mould, the smaller chipboard frame and mini art stones for texture. I glued this to the base with heavy body gel and then gave everything another coat of black gesso.
Now the colour! If you've never used Finnabair Opal Magic paints before, these are really fun paints to add to your projects. On white, the colours are as you see them in the jar, but if you put them on a black background then the colours change and they really come to life. On this project I used Teal-Pink, Blue-Violet and Pink-Blue. I painted a small area and then gave it a good spritz of water to really activate the paint colour change. Because these paints are permanent when dry, I added the colour in layers until I was happy with the result. I then took the black gesso again and dry brushed over the canvas to pick out the details.
To finish the piece I took some Vintage silk opal magic wax and ran this around the edge of the canvas using my finger. I then stamped over a few of the darker areas using white ink to create some background detail.
I absolutely recommend having a play with the opal magic paints, you can get some really fantastic results from them :)
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Sue - October 16, 2021

Ooh this is wonderful. I love the amazing shine on the scull. x

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