Friday, 14 March 2014

Artful Times Challenge 51 --- Use a game piece

I have now joined the design team on Artful Times, and this challenge is to use a game piece. For my contribution I have used a large piece of a child's jigsaw puzzle, which I will add to, and make into a time/steampunk book.
First of all, I painted gesso onto the picture side to give it a key for the texture paste.

I then added some texture paste through some stencils and then another coat of gesso . When dry I added some card and metal cogs, a steampunk clock with a bee on, and  again, another coating of gesso was applied.

Then came the nice part, painting the whole thing in my favourite colours. As I usually do time and steampunk in brown/orange type colours, this was a bit of a change. I did tone the colours down a bit with some more gesso.

Do go and see what the others in the team have done, and join in yourself.


Heather said...

Fascinating to learn the steps in producing such a great result. Love the colours and textures. I think I have some jigsaw pieces tucked away somewhere - I must fish them out and have a play myself.

Merlesworld said...

It has turned out well.

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Wendy. Its a fabulous puzzle piece make over.
Yvonne x

Von said...

Really lovely to have you join us Wendy :) thatis going to be one super book going by the cover
Von ♥

chrissies said...

This is wonderful Wendy and a great first piece as a DT memeber with us at Artful--a big welcome :)

Love Chrissie x

Deann said...

Wonderful very creative and beautiful too.

Neet said...

Love how you have done your jigsaw piece Wendy - funny how we both thought of using the same thing - and a book!!! Nuff said - we know one another.
Hugs, Neet
ps love the colours

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Wendy congrats on joining the DT and a wonderful debut project love the steampunk look and colour is great. Hugs Sandra XXX

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