Monday, 12 April 2021

Dragonfly Plaque


Hi there! 

There have been some amazing facebook lives and demos recently, so taking inspiration from Bev, Jane and Lynette Jasper I thought I would have a go too.

I used:

XL Doodle Art Dragonfly stamp

Versafine Clair Nocturne ink

Gel medium

Ranger Grit paste

Bakewell Inkable Big ones 

 a scrap of corrugated card

Black gesso

White gesso

Pretty Gets Gritty Explosion powders (I used Elf, Atlas, Neptune, Mermaid and Unicorn)

clock face MDF

lolly sticks/ waxing sticks (these are 15cm long and almost 2cm wide)

Watercolour card

Ecoline pens



First I stuck 2 lolly sticks across 8 laid in a square with gel medium. 

When it was dry I turned it over and applied some grit paste through the Bakewell inkable.

Next I stuck the torn piece of corrugated card to the centre of the plaque with gel medium and left it to dry. 


I stuck the clock face over the corrugated card, 


then painted the whole thing with black gesso.

Once it was dry I used a dry brush to brush some white gesso across it (horizontal and vertical light strokes on the textured areas)  


Once this was dry I sprinkled with the Explosion powders....

before misting with water....
At this point you will want to enjoy the magic. I got more colour variation when I didn't use a heat gun on it. You can go back in with the powders and mister as many times as you like until you are happy with the effect. 
Whilst this completely dried I stamped the XL doodle art dragonfly in black ink onto watercolour card and cut it out. 
I coloured it with coordinating ecolines and added a few highlights with white gel pen.

I stuck it to the centre of the plaque with gel medium and added some glossy accents on the yellow parts and the body

Here is  the finished plaque. Such a shame the shimmer doesn't show as well as it does in real life!

The challenge this month in the Bee Crafty Facebook Group is to recycle something. It could be a bit of packaging, a few buttons, a tin or anything that would go in the bin. Why not pop over and join in? Thanks for looking! 

7 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow this is stunning Sally.

Sue xx

meg said...

Absolutely brilliant love everything about it

Mac Mable said...

What a glorious shimmery and textural project. I enjoyed reading the process and what a fun idea to use the lolly sticks as your starting point x.

Joan said...

This is just stunning Sally, love those shimmery colours and the beautiful
dragonfly


Joan x

Jules said...

Hi Sally

A really beautiful and intriguing project.

I love all the "work through" pictures you added .. .. .. and of course the wonderful finished project.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Anja v K@@rten said...

Beautiful!!!! Great expressions and wonderful use of color!
Creatieve groetjes, Anja v K

Daffodil Cards said...

OUTSTANDING Sally, an amazing plaque. You made it sound so simple too.
Faith x