|Project by bushmaster||posted 02-17-2017 06:03 AM||2930 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I have admired the projects done and decorated with Cosmic Clouds, last year I set about ordering the supplies, The air brush came from China, much easier to order from China in Canada because the shipping is almost non existent. Only trouble is it took two months to the day. Ordered it last year and got it this year. Ok as long as one is not in a hurry. I have had lots of other things to do anyway.
So this is my version, Explosion in the Night Sky. I started off with a painted black board to get the hang of it. The night sky has stars so I splattered it with white paint by flicking the end of a short bristle brush with my finger. Then tried playing around with the paint, I had them send the So Jona flow medium and it turned out to be a disaster, would not work and had lumps etc in it and didn’t flow like I seen it in pictures. Add water etc. no luck. Watched a You tube video and they where using Liquitex Flow Aid. Was not able to get any, a friend was coming from 700 miles away and the stores they checked where sold out. I was getting flustered so I tried just plain old cheap water, it worked 100% better, Will try again when I get the Liquitex.
My practice board got covered before I attempted to try on my lathe turning, a one shot deal.
With trepidation I went to work on the dish. I wanted a similar blended pattern in a circle, so I added a second color with the main one, I put a circle of masking take in the center as I was thinking along the black hole idea. Three color where used, turquoise is the predominate color nearer to the center.
Then I added a few comets around the edge and used red in the center applied with a brush and gold around the outside to represent light radiating out.
I was reasonably pleased with the result, the colors really shimmer in the sunlight, more so than the photographs. Then a lathed a half sphere for the center and died it red for an explosive core.
Or as a black hole, on the news today they where announcing of a black hole in our galaxy, well I have a close up of it.
Here is a close up of the design.
I didn’t make a video of this project as I didn’t really know what I was doing, just had an idea and blindly worked towards making that happen, But I did make a video of an adventure going into the depths of the under world. The weather for several weeks was cold and sunny so spent some time hiking. I knew of this mine shaft over the last 45 years and had never heard of any one going in it. My friend though it would be fun so we did went in aways, I had alway thought is was just a short little exploration hole. I was telling someone of our adventure and found out more about it, we where not the first. Here is a picture.
So come along to explore more interesting ice formations. There is more pictures in the video, The second video goes farther into the mountain, more scary for me but we did get to the end. There is more information about the mine in the second video and also ends with a view of the the area from up there. Both are about 10 minutes long.
One can’t stay in the shop every day especially when the sun is shinning.
Rained this week so I am back in the shop..
Comments on the project are always appreciated, gives me incentive to keep experimenting, Hope you enjoy the video even if it is not that great, the camera fellow sometimes for got he had the camera and wanted to see everything.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia