Yesterday I went to a wonderful craft day with Neil Burly at perfectly 4med. This was a Christmas present from my mum. Only recently have I felt well enough to leave the house for a day. The main obstacle was eating in an unfamiliar environment. Happily I coped just fine with my packed lunch, sitting outside with a gorgeous Labradoodle named Charlie at my feet.
We started with a blank sketchbook and added texture with paste and glued all sorts of beautiful bits and pieces into place.
The next step was to paint over it with craft paint, I can’t remember what it was called but it was a chalky, acrylic, glue paint. it took me a couple of times because the metal was tricky to cover.
when this is nice and dry we could use spray, paint, inks, there were so many colours to choose from it was fantastic. I started with this:
I had absolutely no idea where to go from here, and felt very much like I a school child and asked for help, turns out I just had to do more. I sprayed more colours and it looked a lot more like i wanted however now the bronze key and bits looked way too bright and not at all tarnished. Again I looked helplessly about and asked for help to make verdigries effect. it turned out perfectly.
I was amazed at how many different looks came from the same materials. I had a fantastic day and would recommend it to anyone.