I recently took Donna’s Sculpted Poppy video workshop using Rigid Wrap and positively loved the results. I followed her instructions and created a similar piece to what was in the video.
I learned so many techniques from this video, i was excited to create something in my unique style, so I played around with what I could do …(so many options) This is what I came up with! I had so much fun with this project and love, love the texture and versatility of rigid wrap. Here are my steps and supply list. Ready to get your hands messy?
- My substrate is an mdf board that I covered with scraps of book pages using matte medium. I then cut my Rigid Wrap into varying sizes, strips, smaller strips and oblong square to form the heart.
As per the instructions in Donnas video and instructions on Rigid Wrap dipped them in a tub of warm water. ( I just used and old Tupperware containter)
After dipping each piece I placed them on my substrate in the pattern that I wanted. Rolling some of the smaller strips to create outlines and taller edges. Using my finger and a brush to help shape the Rigid Wrap. I let this dry over night
Once dry, I covered everything with gesso to seal it, going light on the middle so the book pages would show through, but heavy on everything else just to make sure is was sealed and to prepare the surface for painting.
Using Golden Quinacridone Magenta, phthalo green and Titanium white and glazing medium I painted over the frame and heart and added a little in the middle.
- Using Burnt Umber and glazing medium covered the entire piece, let is sit for a few seconds and with a damp rag wiped it off. I repeated this step a couple of time to get the grungy look I was after.
Using 2 of Donna Downey Signature stencils I stenciled in the corners using black acrylic paint.
Using matte medium I place the scrabble letters on, let dry and then using my Krink paint pens traced around the letters and highlighted the frame and heart edges with both black and white.
I wanted a little more depth and shading so I used pan pastel black with the pointy sponge applicator to really get in all the nooks and crannies. I sprayed it with a fixative.
It needed just a little bit more pazzaz so I grabbed my Montana white acrylic marker and added some scribbles and then wrote always wins.
Substrate: mdf board
Golden Acrylic paints: quinacridone magenta, phthalocyanine green, titanium white , burnt umber, black