Apr 13, 2016

Monolith for Visible Image

I'm Feeling the Beat
at Visible Image this fortnight!

Visible image is on Create & Craft on Saturday the 16th of May!
I've had a sneak peak at some of the samples made...
and my wish list is just growing, and growing and growing...

There is a selection of old and new stamps this time around...so I had a little fun with the music ones on one of my MDF Monolith stands.
It is difficult to know the sizes of things on-line.  On these ones I have designed onto card that measures 16.5cm x 9.6cm and then attached to the stand.  This gave me a little space around the edge.

I started by giving the MDF 2 coats of black gesso because I wanted it to be really black!
On the first one that I did (here) I gesso-ed the stand and base separately and then assembled everything...this time I glued in the stand first and then gesso-ed it.  I found this a lot sturdier, without the wobble that I had on my first attempt.  
In hindsight, if I had've been less impatient it might have been better ;)

The bright background is made using Alcohol Inks - with some smooching and dabbing. and a little Mustard Seed DI for highlights.
The drummer, edging and music is stamped on with archival.
Then I added some gold embossing around the edge to match in with the stars and words 

This side of the monolith is also on glossy card.
This time with archival re-inkers.  Some stenciling over the top and, again, silhouette stamping with archival.

2 different techniques on glossy card.  
All brought together with a common theme, edging, stars and words.

To finish I covered the center panel with some tissues and had fun flicking Dylusions paint (which roughly matched the colours on the monolith) onto the base.
I saw Mark Alexander do this last time on Create & Craft...
so I couldn't resist giving it a try on this.  I love the pop of bright colour that it gives on a black background.

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Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards Dot. Love the vibrant colours.
Avril xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Love, love, love these Dot they really are power cards for men. You rock sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x