FLY cheeseboard - DT for Imagination Crafts

This is my last Design Team piece for Imagination Crafts, for this particular session. It's an MDF cheeseboard which I've decoupaged and painted.

First step: spray the MDF board with Mixed Media Ink in three separate areas, using Green, Blue and Orange. This ink is permanent when dry.

Next, cut the woman out of the sheet of black and white rice paper using a damp paintbrush, and glue to text weight paper using Decoupage Plus. When dry, fussy cut and add a touch of watercolour to tint the cheeks and lips.

Tip: When fussy cutting large images like this, they will blend better into your piece if you tint the edges with a little Distress Ink, or similar, in a toning dark colour. Then the edges of the paper won't stand out like a sore thumb!

Stencil the feather twice with Structure Paste, one right up the handle and the other at an angle.

Glue torn pieces of rice paper to the sprayed MDF cheeseboard in between the feathers, and down the left side.

When the Structure Paste is dry (around 15-20 minutes) place the stencil back on top and tint with Starlights paint, using Green, Bright Gold, Topaz and Zinober Gold. I used a stencil brush to stipple the colour on.

Stencil the two largest Magi Kutz feathers with text from the feather stencil, using Structure Paste. Spray all the feathers with Mixed Media Ink in Green, Blue and Light Purple. Next, brayer over very lightly (just hitting the highlighted letters) with Starlights paint in Rich Gold. Paint the edges of the feathers using the same colours, not forgetting the spines of the small feathers.

Mould the woman with your fingers to curve it slightly, and use foam tape down the centre to add height and dimension. Glue down with glue gel to position the image, and more glue gel to position the feathers.

Finally, paint the Magi Kutz word 'Fly' with gesso, then use Magi Glaze to glue on little diamante stones or sequins (these stones are from my stash). I used more Glaze and stones down the centre of the small feathers.

Finishing touches

I stamped one of the Nature's Texture Art Stamps right on the edges of the board for a little extra texture, using dark red Archival ink, and a  just a little Starlights paint in Rich Gold around the edges of the cheeseboard, using my finger.

All materials used are by Imagination Crafts.