I decided to "Old World" a tin can today.
I gave it a good cleaning, and, covered the surface with glue. Yes, just plain, slightly watered down white glue.
By the way, between each layer of what I'm about to show you, I used a blow dryer. Cause, I'm impatient.
After drying the glue, I used acrylic paint. I shared a while back how glue acts as a crackle medium. You can review that post HERE. I'm using it between each of the following layers.
Next, another layer of glue. I just glopped it on this time.
I brushed on a couple layers of homemade gesso, followed by more drying.
This is the gesso recipe from the Farragoz course. You can use acrylic paint, but, it won't crack the same way, or, have the same texture.
This is a nice look, and, some of you may want to stop right here.
I kept going, with a wash of grey (watered down grey), and,
another sloppy layer of gesso. The imperfect application is what gives you this look. You can still see the layers of color underneath, and cracks.
While drying the last layer, I thought it might need a little something extra.
I painted this leaf a while ago, using similar colors, but, a different technique. It makes a nice addition.
I threaded a nail through,
and, bent it. Right now, it's just hanging on the side. I may attach it later.
A few of my tissue flowers, and, I was done.
I hope all of you who are experiencing a brutal winter, like myself, are keeping safe and warm. I took this shot yesterday. Check out the icicles.
I'm looking on the bright side. I'm staying warm, and, busy.
See ya soon.
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