Welcome back today, I have been trying to get some projects done but was asked to do a commissions piece for work. This piece is for one of our doctors that has decided to head over to Papa New Guinea to do a medical missionary trip for the next 2 years. He’s one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with. Also he ranks up there in my top 5 worst night shifts ever. We just laugh about it now.

Starting with a large tag, I painted it white. I took some old (and I mean old) paper from 1873, and decoupaged it on various spots on the background. Using the harlequin stencil, I added some pumice paste to give it more texture. I set it aside to dry. I didn’t know what colour to do as the background but figured warm and tropical. I used some contrasting sprays and brushed a bit on the background.

I wanted to incorporate the medical aspect of things so I used the Caduceus and added a few extra embellishments to the chipboard.

I used and relics and artifacts heart to pull in the religious aspect of things. I started out with some base paint white. Then mixed and blended the piece. Once dried, I added a layer of crackle glaze. This is one that has to dry naturally. Once dry I didn’t like how bold it was so I used a patina antiquing cream. I covered the piece completely and the. Wiped off the cream and set with varnish. It really pulls the cracks out on the glaze.

I pulled out a variety of chipboard and metal pieces. Not really knowing what I was going to use I painted them all black. Using the Distress Harlequin and the Atoms Chipboard long with the metal pieces.  I added some dry brushing to the black pieces and some wax.

I choose to do the amazing journey as the title. He is moving his family and children to take them on this 2 year adventure helping people in an amazing country.

I hope you enjoy it and I hope that our doctor makes it back ok and I will get to work with him again.

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy, happy crafting.



Large Tag

Distress Harlequin Pieces

Distress Harlequin Stencil