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!
Denyse

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