Thanks for dropping by. We
continue our colourful theme
this week with Hazel Harler
who has given the ancient
technique a modern spin:
"Hi everyone, for my latest project I've used
the Sgraffito technique.
This one was done on mountboard.
This one was done on canvas board
I started with a canvas board and a
Crafters workshop mask.
I scribbled oil pastels over the canvas.
Then the canvas was covered with black gesso
I taped the mask over the canvas,
this will stop the mask from moving.
Using something sharp gently scrape
away the black gesso.
The finished canvas:
Because the canvas surface isn't smooth
a lot of black spots were left so I've decided to
do another one on mountboard.
I made a frame out of foam board.
I marked the board with pencil and
cut out the centre.
To make a backing for the frame I used
distress ink directly onto some white card.
I painted the frame with black gesso
and glued it to the backing.
I decided to do another piece but on
mountboard this time.
I coloured the board with oil pastels
and painted it with black gesso.
Then I taped over a mask and scraped
the gesso away in places.
The finished board glued to the frame.
I decided that it looked a bit plain so I
stamped some Tracey Scott flowers onto white card,
coloured them with Distress Oxides, cut them out and
glued them to the board.
I added some metal charms to the
centre of the flowers.
I prefered using the mountboard,
it was a lot easier to scrape the gesso away
and it didn't leave lots of black spots."
Stencils and masks.
More highly colourful loveliness!
Thank you Hazel It was very
interesting to see the difference
in the two applications. Personally
I like them both!!
In these days of Mindfulness Colouring
I think this technique fits very well as
it cannot be rushed and concentrates
the mind as you do it..........