It’s been a while… but now I’m back. The reason for the long break is change of jobs, family sickness and general fatigue – for those reasons.
I never realized how hard it was to get back in the game after a long break but truly it was like learning all over again how to create art. I’ve heard of writer block , what I experienced I guess you can call an “Art Block” or “Creative Block”…
Anyway – back now and first out is this piece – “Salvaged”, a 40x40cm canvas.
I love the contrast between old and new, dark and light – and as most of you have probably realized a long time ago – I love Rust!
For this piece I have used several techniques for rust, more on this below.
One technique is using Finnabair art Extravagance Rust Effect Pastes. this was used on this chipboard barb wire.
Then I also experimented with Viva Rusty and combined this with Finnabair’s products above for maximum result (check out pic below). This piece is a Andy Skinner Industrial Element (chip board).
Another way of making rust was using metal color (acrylics) – combine this with metal powder (I have a Swedish brand bought at wsochcompany.se ) and then a component called MM-305-Rapid Rust (a liquid that is dabbed on) also bought at WSochcompany. This is really effective, check out the pipe to the far left and also the photo frame here;
Of course a lot of the stuff on this canvas is naturally rusted – salved stuff I have found, for instance the old lock. Some stuff on this canvas is also bought rusty – for instance the star and the create coin – both from Finnabair’s Embellishment collection.
The two signs – Salvaged and Finders Keepers are from Tim Holtz.
This canvas was sold during a fair a couple of weeks ago.
Hope you’ve enjoyed, stay tuned for more publications this week. It’s great to be back!