A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,781
Currently Running With Scissors:
496 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Our Lady of the Working Class  (Read 3188 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: November 27, 2010 01:11:23 PM »

Here is a painting i did from a tattoo pattern. I had a client come in and tell me he wanted me to design a sort of patron saint for the working class. He really kinda just left it at that and let me run with it. It was so fun coming up with the design, and i was so peased with the finished sketch, i asked if he would mind if i held onto it and made a painting from it. he said that would be fine. (unfortunately i didn't get a picture of the finished tattoo itself.) Anyways, here 'tis!! =)

It's canvas stretched over a cradleboard made from 2x4's and masonite. finished dimensions are somewhere around 3' x 4'. the paint is acrylic, and i've also used sharpie, metal leaf, and acrylic gel medium. Actually, the gel medium idea is my favorite thing about it and, i think, a stroke of genius!! i wanted to add some texture to the flat pink area, but i wanted it to be subtle. then i got the idea to put gel medium into a frosting bag and actually pipe it onto the canvas! then i went back after it dried and made a wash with thinned down white acrylic and put it overtop. i'm so happy with how that came out and ever since then have been having visions of frosting a big canvas the way you would a cake; adding different pigments to the medium and literally piping the design right onto the canvas! add that to my "one of these days" list..... =)

thanks for looking! c&c's welcome....

« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010 01:17:48 PM »

That is downright GORGEOUS! I love it Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010 02:05:14 PM »

thanks! =)

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Bring it on
Offline Offline

Posts: 3850
Joined: 03-Jan-2006

Napper extraordinaire

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010 04:29:30 PM »

Wow! Incredible work -- I love the gold leafing!

Offline Offline

Posts: 1163
Joined: 03-Aug-2008

All this acting normal is EXHAUSTING!!!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010 09:36:36 PM »

Absolutely awesome!  It rocks!

Given a cape, tiara and a strong cup of coffee, yeah, I could rule the world.

my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nmcakemom07/
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010 10:29:47 PM »

I can see your gel medium "frosting" in the closeup. Great idea!
I love everything about this -- from her orangey-red hair, to her twinkling light blue eyes, to her jeans and crop-top, to her red heels and holding the wrench and hammer. You really captured the patron saint for the working class.
Congratulations on a job well done!!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010 09:02:02 PM »

thank you! =)

« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010 10:35:01 PM »


Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
- Geri Weitzman
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.
- Anonymous
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 34322
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012 01:11:31 PM »

What the wha? I know this is an older post but seriously, this is the best thing I have ever seen!

« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012 01:27:51 PM »

Another stunner!!! YOu really are amazing!!

I looooooove personal swaps! Anyone want to do a wall art swap??
My blog: http://foxybluecreations.blogspot.com/
facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deedras-Art/257639572940
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Delete a Color Swatch in Photoshop CS3
How to Delete a Layer in Photoshop CS3
How to Delete a Text Layer in Photoshop CS3
How to Delete the Background of an Image in Photoshop CS3
How to Deselect a Selection in Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath
November 25, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.