Thursday, 15 January 2015

DORRIGO: DT Piece for ARTastic

Hi and welcome. I hope your new year has been everything you'd hoped for so far. ARTastic has a fabulous challenge this month, using as their inspiration, some street art by Fintan Magee. Fintan is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later, in New South Wales.


I've taken the bricks from the mural as my inspiration for my layout.
The background has had double layers of stencilling. The first layer was a light coat of gesso was done over a smooshed  and sprayed background. Then I used a brick / stone wall stencil with Modellier Creme (Chocolat)

To this, I also added torn pieces of washi and Tim Holtz paper tapes and various stamps in black archival ink. Under the photo (which is of a mosaic tile mural on the wall of a building in Dorrigo, NSW), I have used torn cardboard from packaging. This was embossed and then smooshed with distress inks. The journalling was done on crumpled glassine paper. A white Sharpie paint pen was used for the writing.

There is still time to join us at  artastic this month, so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look at what the rest of the team has done with the inspiration image. We'd love to see your art.
Cheers for now.


  1. Wow Beautiful. Love your background work and the colours

  2. That background looks A M A Z I N G, Di. Those colours with that photo are fabulous.

  3. Love the way you have taken the bricks to inspire you and then have created a complementary piece of work to surround the mosaics. Love it.

  4. Fabulous background Di - amazing work.

  5. Fantastic mixed media work! Dorrigo is such a pretty part of Australia, no wonder you were inspired by the mural, just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic :)

  6. Fabulous background Di. You've created a very nice page. Love your work :)

  7. cool background! Love it! Thanks for entering our january challenge at ARTastic this month!
    Hugs stina

  8. wow....this was a really exciting background...really cooool ! :D

  9. Wow, what an amazing background. Love it. Thanks so much for joining in with us at artastic this month