GrafFitti wall by denyse coughlan

Graffitti Wall by Denyse Coughlan

I thought I would share with you how I created this graffitti wall for the Secret Collection. I wanted to offer a different approach to the MDF design, giving an Urban Graffitti look rather then a rustic floral look.

I began by masking the doorway and connecting tabs with masking tape.
I then started adding many layers of colour. My first layers were created by mixing random colours on my gelli plate, brayering the colours and then using the gelli plate to “stamp” on to the MDF. Once I had a base covering of paint, I began adding more colour using sponges, and stamping with texture stamps using paint and ink.
i added also stamped with the Studiolight Grunge 3 stamps and brushed the edges with the ink and gesso.

When I was happy with the colours on the wall I sprayed the base piece with a stone effect spray from Lidl (having first covered the holes in the base piece)
Whilst that was drying I removed the masking tape from the doorway.
I die cut various symbols using Studiolight Grunge 3 dies and then brushed them with white gesso and stuck them on with PVA glue.

I painted the doorway using layers of the Quin Gold, Yellow iron Oxide and Paynes Grey fluid media paint, mixed loosely with water. Once dry I added ferro paste for texture.
I assembled the two pieces and added more ferro paste to the base. It covered andy areas covered on the tabs by the masking tape.

I was very pleased with the finished result and hope you like it too!
Happy creating!

Hello All,

I posted yesterday on Facebook and since then I have been messaged by a few people asking what i would pick 3D printer wise. So i thought i would share this here and there incase anyone is interested.

These are my opinions only and i would 100% recommend anyone do their own research before purchasing a 3D printer. There are lots of other brands out there, Anycubic and Creality were two other brands i looked at, but for me Elegoo always seem to be slightly ahead or the same specs for less money and they have a great reputation in the industry.

If i couldn’t have got the Saturn, I would have gone for the Mars 2 pro, however the mars 2 is just as good if you want to save some pennies, the main differences between these two, are the pro has a very marginly bigger build area, has air filtration, has aluminum vat and knobs rather than plastic and a few more bits. None affect the quality of the models that come off though as both have the same light source/screen.

I would not go for the Mars (not linked) as the improvements between that and the 2 were quite a jump, including the much better mono screen and its all about the screen with these machines ? (well kinda lol)

I have linked the two mentioned below on Amazon as this is the best price i found, especially as a prime member and today being the last day of prime deals you get a chunk off, in fact with your savings you can get a bottle of resin for the printer and still have change from the normal price
Hope this helps (remember the prime member prices are only whilst prime day is on!)

Sam x

Mars 2 £200 – £152 if prime member

Mars 2 pro £280 – £224 if prime member

This is the resin i have purchased to start me £34 for 1000ml – £27.20 if prime member

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