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Caution Clown

by: Elly Pirally
March 16, 2017

Caution Clown

I'm not weird, I am limited edition.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Blue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne's Grey
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Turquoise
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Silver
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Patina Green
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - English Red Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - Black
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Liquid Glass
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Varnishes - Ultra-Matte Varnish
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Sunburst
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Industrial Elements
  • Stampendous! Cling Stampset Skulldoggery designed by Andy Skinner
  • Stampendous! Cling Stampset Handle with Care designed by Andy Skinner
  • 2 MDF Boards
  • Air Dry Paperclay
  • Salt
  • Solvet Ink Pad StazOn Jet Black
  • Rub Ons
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Black Permenent Marker

Instructions :

Roll out air dry paperclay, stamp skull stamp into paperclay and let dry.

Also create a small ball for the nose.

Paint skull paperclay with Black Gesso . If you break the paperclay by accident, don't worry….use DecoArt Media Liquid Glass and adhere together

Drybrush paperclay with Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and let dry

Apply a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold mixed with water and let dry.

Drybrush again with Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White.

Apply a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Phthalo Blue mixed with water.

Prepare two MDF wood boards (different size) with Media Liquid Glass and form rounded beads. Let dry.

Paint the smaller MDF wood board with Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver. Next apply the Andy Skinner Salt Technique: Create a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey mixed with water. Apply the wash and sprinkle salt into the wash. Do this in sections... step by step and let dry completely.

Rub off the salt when dry

Stamp barbed wire from Handle with Care stampset.

Use Sunburst stencil with Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.

Paint beads around the mdf board with Media Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber and use a fine brush.

Apply a layer of Media Antiquing Cream Patina Green.

Glue skullhead to mdf board with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.

Wipe off Patina Green when dry, but only the outer section... around the skullhead.

Apply a layer of Media Antiquing Cream English Red Oxide.

Wipe off when dry but only the section between head and edges.

Paint nose with Media Fluid Quinacridone Gold.

Use the second ( bigger) mdf board. This should be also prepared with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass beads.

Paint the board with Media Gesso black.

Apply a layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint around the board ( Don't miss the glass beads). You can skip the middle section, because this will be hidden by the smaller mdf board.

Let air dry completely.

Paint a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Phthalo Turquoise.

Paint a wash of Media Fluid Acrylics Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide.

Paint the edges with Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold.

Seal both MDF boards with Ultra Matte varnish.

Glue nose to skullhead with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.

Use industrial elements stencil with Media Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and paint word Caution Outline the word with a black permanent marker

Glue smaller MDF board to the bigger one with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.

Apply some RubOns

See the prizes to be won and how to enter on the Stampendous Blog!

More participating designers:

Claudia Neubacher
Louise Healy

Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Ursula Wollenberg

Be sure to visit Mixed Media and More for more projects and to learn more about Elly Pirally.

Comments

Very unique. Love all the textures and layers!

MJMARMO@COMCAST.NET

March 16, 2017

OMG! This is absolutely fantastic! Now I have to add this cool image to my wish list too! I am totally in love with this creepy, weird, cool, funky & awesome clown! My son is afraid of clowns so this would be the perfect thing to give him as a gift!! It will have to be wrapped in duck tape so that he has to work to get at the treat inside!! LOL I absolutely LOVE all things DecoArt and Stampendous so I am ecstatic for this week's awesome and inspirational hop!! TFS!

barb macaskill

March 16, 2017

I love all the steps and techniques that you did to get to your finally piece and I especially love his red nose!!

Sabrina Radican

March 16, 2017

I like your sense of humor. My sister would love/hate this--she used to be scared to DEATH of clowns!

Sharon Gullikson

March 16, 2017

Amazing. It was ever so neat before you ever added the very back crackled piece Elly. The first two pieces reminded my of two pieces of metal... one worn smooth with the 'pounded' metal applied to it and painted up like a face. It is so crazy how you truly made the paper clay and the paper back look just like metal - such talent. Whew. And then you added the lusciously crackled second back and DING DING DING - over the top FABULOUSLY DONE. Xj.

Joi@RR

March 16, 2017

The skull is fantastic. The aging is perfect. The metal for the skull's background and then the crackle background for the metal makes for great layering. Adding the big red nose was a fun touch - relieves a little of the scariness. thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser

March 16, 2017

Wow Elly! This is awesome!!!

Candy Colwell

March 16, 2017

This looks amazing! Love the worn, metal look you've achieved with the colors and that salt technique! Awesome project!

Christine Dring

March 16, 2017

This is so cool... And the crack in the skull really adds to it. I love the background too. Amazing! Just amazing!!!!

Amy Martin

March 16, 2017

Wow Elly look at all that texture, loving the use of the air dry clay ... brilliant!

Tracy

March 16, 2017

This is just fabulous!

Becca Yahrling

March 16, 2017

WOW!! This piece is so amazing!! I was so fascinated to watch as each step progressed to the final piece of art! So talented!! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Peduzzi

March 16, 2017

This is a very creative idea.

MelodyJ

March 17, 2017

WOW! You are making me look at stamps in a whole new way! LOVE this!

jpscraps

March 17, 2017

This is sooo cool! Love the design and all of the yummy textures used!

Jackie Neal

March 18, 2017

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