I’m honored to be posting on this Christmas Day. I was raised in a strict Baptist home and have had a long and winding road to my current beliefs. This is not meant as a religious post but rather a reverence remembrance of a promise kept, and a longing fulfilled. I’ve always loved the majestic masterpieces manifested during this holiday season. They are inspiration behind this project. Many of the images are copies of those gifted to me from a fellow designer.
1. Using all six Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Arch Top House Silhouettes [D10L] Dry Brush a base coat by alternating between Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacridone Nickel Gold Azure, and Vintage Gold Acrylic Paints
2. To add further highlight and depth gently dry bush on Cerulean Blue Deep and Fluorescent Blue Acrylic Paints. I also like using a spread and press technique on glossy magazine pages.
3. Make Ink Jet Copies of Iconic Artwork of Your Choosing, many of these were shared with me from a fellow designer.
4. Add patina to the copies by spaying with rubbing alcohol and water curing with a heating tool. This does not work with laser printed copies.
5. Fussy Cut out Portions of Artwork You Find Most Pleasing.
6. Adhere Selected Images to Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Arch Top House Silhouettes with a Matte Varnish Medium.
7. While they are drying Completely Flat by Using Clamps or Some Other Method Prepare the Other GSLC Products Listed.
8. I Used my WOW Embossing Pad and Embossing Powders in Gold Tones I used Metallic Bronze, Tarnished Bronze, and Gold.
9. Cure with a Heating Tool Adding Layers Until You are Pleased with Their Patina.
10. Carefully Select and Cut the Pieces You Would Like to Add to Your Artwork
11. Glue first to the Front and Dry Completely Flat and Pressed Before Adding Additional Pieces to the Backs