This weeks JFF challenge is mixed media and to include something that you have not used before.
I have not used modelling paste before so I thought I would try it out.
To be honest it took me quite a while to think of a project and whilst mulling it over the tinkling sound of the sheep bells caught my attention so that is what I went with.
Here is my contribution
I started off by drawing the design on a piece of paper and then transferred it onto a piece of MDF. I then cut out the shapes of the sheep and the tree trunk from the paper and cut them out of clay. I did the same with the top of the tree but cut it out of 5 mm ply usign a scroll saw. Right are you with me so far? I glued down some scrap plywood, on to the MDF, as a backing plate for the top of the tree. Then I splodged some of the modeling paste on the MDF for the sky and the grass. When the paste and the clay pieces where dry I painted them with acrylic paint. When the paint was dry I added the embelishments to the sheep using Judikins diamond glaze. The sheep heads are pebbles from the beach. I then glued the sheep onto the MDF using PVA. As for the top of the tree, I gave the plywood shape two coats of acrylic paint and then stamped all over it. I then glued this to the backing plates using PVA. I hope that makes sence. I took some photos as I went along.
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For the first coat of acrylic paint I used a paint brush but the second I used a bathroom sponge. I found that easier.
Stamps used: Script – Crafty Individuals and Fob watches – Elusive images.
I took one idea from each of the JFF “girls’ ” projects. Thanks for the inspiration.
I am not sure that the picture turned out exactly what I expected but what ever does!
Best Wishes Florence.