Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Life is for living !

Hello everyone,

I am on the Visible Image blog today with this Monolith! I love these monoliths and I love bright colours but for this one I went vintage ! Hope you like it !!!

This is the front of the finished monolith... 

This is the back of the monolith....

A close up of the back...

And a close up of the front and all the yummy crackles... 

And a closer look at the bow... 

This Monolith was started with Gesso; two layers of it. I then put some crackle paint (by Deco Art Media) on the front and the base. When this had dried I used a harlequin stencil and some more of the crackle paint to add some more interest. When all this had dried I used the Deco Art Antiquing creme to add some interest, I used brown and turquoise. This gave me a nice worn look. 
I then used the INKognito flower stamp on the back with VersaMark ink and some Lindy's Stamp gang light turquoise embossing powder. I really love the blue and turquoise combination... 
That was the back finished. For the front I wanted a nice saying, so I settled for this bold 'Life is for living" stamp. I used Archival ink to stamp it. I used a Faber Castell Big Brush Marker to shade the letters some what. I also stamped some dots randomly, using blue and brown inks.
I used some twine, wrapping it around the bottom of the standing part of the monolith. I made a bow, using the same twine, by winding it around my hand and securing the loops in the middle. I used hot glue to add it to the monolith. 
I love all the texture the crackle paint has made! 

I used the following stamps: 

You'll find the wonderful Monoliths HERE.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today !  


  1. Love, love the vintage appeal of your monolith Corrie and the double layer of crackle. Superb piece.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  2. Thanks for the close up pics, Corrie, the detail on your monolith is fabulous!

  3. These monoliths are brilliant, and of course I LOVE the vintage colours you have used. Wonderful crackle and composition, very different for you but totally stunning!!

  4. Beautiful muted tones, fab make.
    Amanda x

  5. Mooi in die frisse tinten en weer heel anders gebruikt als dat ik bij anderen heb gezien...! Groetjes, Gerrina

  6. You continue to work "outside the box," my friend, and I am loving what you're creating! Amazing art here!