Saturday, 10 December 2016

MEMORIES - Assemblage piece - TUTORIAL

Today I'd like to share a project made featuring the delicious Pebeo products that Crafter's Companion stock!
MEMORIES - A mixed media assemblage piece by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter featuring Crafter's Companion and Pebeo
 Some time ago our living room clock stopped working so I stashed it away to use for a project at some point.  I used the clock for this project in conjunction with laser cut shapes and found objects all based around the theme of time and memories.

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I used the following materials:
Pebeo Gilding Wax - Silver
          
All products above available from CRAFTER'S COMPANION .
        
OTHER MATERIALS

Recycled clock
MDF & Greyboard shapes
Beads
Craft wire
Texture paste
Air drying clay
    
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HERE'S HOW TO MAKE A PIECE LIKE THIS!
     
 MEMORIES - An assemblage TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis, featuring Pebeo
  
STEP #1:
After removing the clock mechanism, apply 2 coats of white gesso.
         
STEP #2:
Add stenciling to the outside of the clock frame.
                         
MEMORIES - An assemblage TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis, featuring Pebeo
    
STEP #3:
Lay all the lasercut pieces and found objects into the frame and decide on the final layout.
        
STEP #4:
Once happy with the layout, remove all the pieces and glue into place using hot glue.
(I find it helpful to take a quick photo at this point, to help remember what went where!)
           
MEMORIES - An assemblage TUTORIAL by Sam Lewis, featuring Pebeo
                     
STEP #5:
Cover everything with 2 or 3 coats of black gesso.
(be sure to get into all the nooks and crannys, a hog hair brush works best for this)
                 
Pebeo Studio Acrylics - Dyna Paints - Sold by Crafter's Companion
          
STEP #6:
Using a DRY hogs hair fan brush, dry brush the 3 colours of acrylic paint onto your piece.
(take your time and build up gradual colour in layers) (don't be startled by the brightness of these paints, layering them over a black base tones them down whilt allowing their irridescent colour to shine!)
           
STEP #7:
Grab your gold and silver gilding waxes and using your fingers highlight and define areas of the piece until happy with the final result. 
             
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MEMORIES - A mixed media assemblage piece by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter featuring Crafter's Companion and Pebeo             MEMORIES - A mixed media assemblage piece by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter featuring Crafter's Companion and Pebeo
                     
Thank you as always for popping by!  If you make anything using these techniques be sure to share with me on social media using my hashtag #thecrippledcrafter ! My social media links are in the sidebar.
       
xxSAMxx

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is an amazing piece of art Sam, so many details and intricate elements, I love it!
    Lorraine

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