Gone Fishing

Hello crafters! 
This week we are thinking about all our men and make
MASCULINE projects! Cool, right? 

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My project is a masculine card made for one of my friends who is 
leaving the company we work together for and since he's a huge fan 
of fishing, this card was made to please him, I hope he'll like it!
I totally drawned into this project an completely forgot to make pics! 
Please just check how I explain the steps taken to make this card. 

The only picture I have made from the process is the fish I made from zero.
I cut a very thick cardboard into a fish shape and then cut it into pieces 
making a puzzles from it. I mage holes with Crop-A-Dile and joined 
the pieces with a leftovers of cables and wires.
My fish has gone through a strong transformation, lol!

First I covered my fish with white gesso, added the grit paste on part of the pieces and a pumice stone paste on others. When the pastes dried I covered the parts with blue, mint and sterling pastes. I added a rusty paste where the holes and cables were just to pretend they were made of rusty metal. 
Then I smeared the salient details with brass paint and pumice stone.
That was only for highlighting the texture. Added turquoise wax too. 

Then I worked on my background with Distress Oxide Inks mixed with 
standard Distress Inks, all in blue shades mixed with beige and browns.
To make the bottom more dramatic, I used Royal Blood Infusions. 
Stamped with Inventors using Archival Black Jet. 
Splashed with pumice stone paste with water, smeared rusty paste 
and added pieces of Tim Holtz Mixed Media die. 

I placed a piece of a fishing red on he bottom 
and glued the fish with gel medium.

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Inspired By A Song

This is such an amazing theme 
This week we stay


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 I got inspired by one Love Me Tender by Elvis.
I love his songs and listen them a lot. 
My fave is Suspicious Minds but is hard to show on a project, lol. 

First I cut several SSS Heart Stream pieces and glued them to my base 
making a kind of a frame for my focal element. 
Then I covered all the surface with a layer of white gesso.
I colored it all with Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke ink and water.
After that I only placed the crackle paste on the bigger hearts and left to dry.
The hearts were colored with red and black and the rest was highlighted with more black color by smearing the oil pastel crayon.
The frame was distressed by using white gesso and silver paint. 
The photo wass covered with my fave Crackle Rock Candy. 

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