July 9, 2017

Born Bad - MM&A June Thematic Challenge

Hello everyone!

Once again with a car as a focal point!



I would like to share with you my version of “Christine”, the car from John Carpenter’s horror movie that was filmed in 1983.



I saw it three years later, in 1986, when I was 13 years old, but I will never forget it!
This is a mixed media project, created on a 12.5” x 12” piece of 300gsm Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paper. It is my entry to the Mixed Media & Art Thematic Challenge for June.



To create the background, first I glued two pieces of corrugated cardboard for garage doors and the beams above them. Then I roughly sketched the car inside the garage.


I applied a coat of Art Basics Heavy Gesso Black. Then, with a palette knife, I spread Pentart Stone Effect Paste, in three different colors, in order to create the floor and the brick wall. I also used a wall stencil by Stamperia.


While the pastes were still wet, I sprinkled Infusions Powder “Rusty Car” and spritzed with water. Then I let everything dry completely.
Didn’t have to wait so much, because it was one of those hot Greek summer days!


I rubbed with Distress Oxide ink pads – “Cracked Pistachio” and “Fossilized Amber” – directly on the corrugated cardboard and then spritzed with water to activate the ink. On top of that, I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Verdigris”.






I sealed everything with Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher.

I painted the car with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics, Americana Acrylics and Traditions.



List of colors:

Media Fluid Phthalo Turquoise
Media Fluid Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Media Fluid Paynes Grey
Media Fluid Transparent Red Iron Oxide
Media Fluid Primary Magenta
Media Fluid Titan Buff
Media Tinting Base White
Americana Primary Red
Americana Marigold
Traditions Quinacridone Gold


I really hope you like it!
Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time

Be brave, Be who You want to Be

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