Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday: By the Light of the Moon Part III

Ah, WIP Wednesday! I've had a lot to work on lately, but I'll narrow it down to just "By the Light of the Moon." I had a pretty productive weekend which translates into me now having to clean up the mess I made. But it was an artful mess ...

Step one for me was to sand down the Aves Apoxie on my wolfman. It was messy but I liked how it turned out. After I cleaned all the dust off, I painted it with black acrylic paint. (except the teeth and tongue)
Caution: wet paint
Man becomes wolf
Once it was dry, I dry brushed on white gesso.
Debating if I will add color to the highlights
While I had the gesso on my palette, I took a bit and snuck it into a tough of black to make gray. I used the gray to paint the depressed areas of my full moon and then when that dried, I put the rest of the white gesso over the high points and sides.
It resembles the moon, right?
Next up, I aged the photo of my wolfman. I added Tim Holtz® Distress Stain in Walnut to the torn edges and added a very thin layer over the photo, dabbing with papertowels. I added a bit of Tim Holtz® Distress Stain in Broken China as well.
Grunging up an old photo
With the photo nicely aged, I glued the moon in place and while it dried, I did a mock-up of how the finished piece might look.
Getting a feel for the finished piece
I decoupaged the photo and while that dried, I added Tim Holtz® Adirondack Ink® Silver Mixative to the bullets.
Silver bullets
The bullets are now dry and I'm trying to figure out what is missing with this piece. I'm thinking torn clothing or maybe some body parts ... Stay tuned!

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