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Saturday, 21 May 2016

What are you doing to me, Debbie Rock?


This canvas was one I started at Sazz's (Sally-Ann Moore) class at Nottingham some time ago, but I was never really happy with what I achieved that day. My fault as I was playing with new paints and it did not come off. So it has been haunting me round the house ever since. I painted it black, ready to have another go, but still could not decide what to do.
 
 Now, having had two lessons from Debbie Rock (she has a lot to answer for), I decided to dive in with the micas. The first step was to redo all the stencilled bits, using Sweet Poppy Pearlescent paste and add another stencil to the mix, then gessoed the lot with black. There are four Clarity stencils here, The butterfly tree, the large butterfly annd Jo's Bubbles, with the addition of the new flower swirl (which I love).
I spent an afternoon spraying and rubbing and spraying, then added some glittery bits but that had to wait till the next day till I got decent daylight. A lot of the flowers were created from the airdry clay and mould that Leonie was demoing on Wednesday.  I did get a bit carried away, playing with that and ended up with a lot of flowers and leaves.  It was fun and I have a stack to use on future pieces.  One of those clay flowers is in this second photo with clay leaves added.

As most people know, this is not my normal style, which is why I decided to enter it in this month's Clarity Stamp Challenge.  The Clarity stencils which formed the base were perfect for the texture paste.

13 comments:

Lynne Bishop said...

Brilliant Maggie, you are very right Debbie does have a lot to answer for but in a wonderful way. I love what you have created look forward to seeing the glitter on it. Well done. xx

Jane said...

Fabulous! I bet you're so glad Debbie did a workshop with you know!!!!

Avril said...


Beautiful, Maggie! This has inspired me to do another one.

Avril said...


Beautiful, Maggie! This has encouraged me to have another go.

Debbie Rock said...

Got to admit to being a bit chuffed at being your blog title! What an honour! Having seen your canvas pre-blackout I am blown away with what you have achieved here Maggie ... I know it's not really "your thing" but you've done an absolutely brilliant job and I LOVE your finished piece. Can't wait to see the next!!!!! Much love, Debbie xXx

Chris Kelly said...

This is just fabulous. The layers and textures and the colours used are perfect. Good luck in the challenge.
X Chris

crafty said...

Your failure the last time has paid off because what you have done here is lovely good luck in the clarity challenge x

Shelagh Metselaar said...

Hi Maggie, a proverbial walk around the garden on canvas. Beautiful! Best wishes in this month's Clarity Challenge. ;~}

Angela Simpson said...

A spectacular piece Maggie. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

Mrs P said...

Wow Maggie, this is beautiful. It was worth re-visiting your artwork to create this masterpiece.
Love the texture, & the colours are stunning.
Good luck in this months' Challenge & thanks for sharing your artwork with us x

Lesley Walden said...

Well done Maggie. We all have those project that we are not happy with at first. I bet you are glad you persevered now. Good luck in the challenge x

Dora said...

Wow, Fantastic looking is this creation.

Linda Page said...

Fantastic Maggie so pleased you decided to revisit.

Ģood luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge