Late I know.
But I got carried away with the Grunge paste and the elephant!
This Elephant stencil was a New Design Club Stencil a couple of months ago. A particularly good one I thought.
This evening, after a lovely day with my parents and Dave,
I thought I would get my glass paints out after at least a year,
and have a play before back-to-work-Monday.
Grunge Paste through the stencil first.
It’s an elephant, so if you want a little texture,
then before you remove the stencil,
Lightly make an impression in the texture paste with kitchen towel.
Or leave it smooth.
Either way, allow to dry.
You can see here I got carried away!
Had it all going on!
Decided to try glass paints on the smooth one.
Covered the whole canvas with a coat of
yellow Pebeo glass paint.
Used one of our Stencil brushes.
New brush in a teal coloured glass paint.
Then just started pulling the colour in from the same side.
Over and over and over again.
Always in one direction.
Even when the brush was almost dry,
I just kept sweeping across the elephant and the canvas board.
Add a darker blue glass paint.
Quite lightly though.
Still sweeping in from the same edge.
The paint catches the texture paste on one side.
It’s really cool.
You’ve got to know when to stop.
If you go too dark,
you can lightly wipe away some of the paint with rubbing alcohol.
Mounted it on a 12" x 12" Mountboard to finish.
Very, very simple to do.
You can do exactly the same thing with any acrylic paints;
I had just forgotten about my glass paints,
and wanted to remember how they work.
You can polish them when they’re dry.
Buff them up.
This elephant’s not ready for a polish yet;
I shall try tomorrow morning....
But I remember now!
It comes up like glass!
I have just noticed that the Website needs updating,
so that you can actually buy this elephant stencil if you don’t have it but want it.
Give me till tomorrow; will get it sorted out first thing.