Altered Art: Create in 3D


As a follow up art piece to my ‘Dream’, I thought I would add another 3D word to my studio – this time, Create. The letters are again paper mâché, all undercoated with two layers of gesso and then decorated. I wanted this assemblage to reflect all the creative pursuits that take place in various forms in The Studio, both by me and my studio guests. Sculpture didn’t quite make it, but then I can always say the whole thing is sculpture 😉


Royal Talens Amsterdam Acrylics
Royal Langnickel Brush Set
Dylusions Paint Pen: White


Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Blueprints (Various)
Archival Ink: Hickory Smoke
Blue Rizla/Tissue Paper
Transparent Waterslide Decal
Ranger Multi-medium: Matte
The secret of success with the stamped images on tissue is to immediately dry the archival ink after stamping using a heat tool. This stops any bleed and keeps a crisp image.


Poundland Coloured Pencil Set
Chrome Spray Paint (generic)
Hot Glue Gun


Budget Helix Geometry Set (The Works)
Graph and Ruled Paper Printables
Transparent Waterslide Decal
Ranger Multi-medium: Matte
Ranger Glossy Accents
Pinflair Glue
Hot Glue Gun


Mod Podge: Matte
Fabric Offcuts
Unipin Fine Liner: Black 02


Washi Tape (Various: Tim Holtz/Ikea/Creativ Company)
Dylusions Paint Pen: Black
Ranger Multi-medium: Matte
I used the multi-medium under the washi tape to ensure  permanent adhesion.