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Wooden plaque by LOUISE CROSBIE

Wooden plaque by LOUISE CROSBIE

Hello there.
Todays project is a decorated plaque. 
It started when I had been casting resin in moulds and I had a little dribble of left over resin in the mixing cup. Rather than waste it I poured it into the butterfly mould. It wasn’t enough to fill the mould but I rather liked the broken look it had so I kept it. And now it’s a meaningful feature on my plaque relating to being broken but continuing to fly.
I’ve simply used an off cut of pine plank that I hammered some dents and gouges into before painting it with burnt sienna paint. It makes it look more like an old bit of wood rather a new bit of light yellow pine. 
I painted over the plaque with clear gesso then added some crackle texture and let it dry naturally so the crackle had a good chance to develop. 
Then I simply built up a composition mostly using items I’ve cast in resin from prima silicon moulds and Stamperia moulds. 
I stuck everything down with heavy body gel then painted over the composition with white  primer or white gesso. I tried not to let the white go much further than the embellishments so my wood and crackle still showed. 
To colour it all, I’ve used a mixture of acrylic paints and metallique waxes. I added a little sparkle with mermaid effect paste. Then I added a chipboard quote at the bottom to finish it off. 
I’ve got little picture frame hooks for the back so I can hang it up but I also have a little wooden stand (I think it was a plate stand or something) in case I prefer to stand it on a shelf. 
I hope this has inspired you to have a try at something similar. 
Thanks for looking.
Supply List:
FInnabair Products
Effect pastes:    Mermaid effect , Rust effect(red)
Gesso: Clear , White
Metallique Wax: Peacock , White gold , White Pearl
Moulds: Machine parts (gears/cogs) , Grungy Frames
Sparks acrylic paint: Dragon's eye , Unicorn's hair
Prima Products
Re-Design Mould: Insecta & Stars
Ranger/Tim Holtz Products
"Other" supplies
Off cut from wooden plank (or other substitute substrate).
Resin flowers from a flexible stamperia mould (sleeping beauty). I am sure Janine will order it in for you if you want one.
Prima Re-Design mould Portico Scroll 2. Again, I am sure Janine could order in for you if you want it.
Quote sticker
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Sue - May 18, 2022

Louise I love this and I think the broken wing gives it more meaning. X

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