Cloud on a stick

CRX0037 square

When I did my black and gold experiment, I did a couple of quick crackle paste tests. One ended up revealing the sheep within it, but the other one was less interesting and was destined to end up in the bin. Then my other half wandered in and said it looked like a cloud and I said I could turn it into one for him if he wanted… He thought it could come in handy as a mood indicator for video conferencing…

I used a paint pen to define the outline of the cloud, tore off the excess paper around the edge and painted the torn edge white. The paper was a bit flimsy, so I cut a piece of thick card to match the shape and glued it onto the back.

The cloud was finished but I needed a way to display it; I decided to use some modelling wire. I coiled one end of the wire so that it could stand up on its own and curled the other end into a cloud-shaped spiral and used 3D gel to glue that firmly to the back of the cloud.

CRX0037 back

Once that was dry, I primed the back with gesso and gave it a coat of white paint to match the front edge. I highlighted the curves of the wire and some of the paint texture with silver wax.

This is a really simple little thing created from a test piece that would have otherwise been thrown away, but it amuses my other half so I’m happy with it.

CRX0037 detail


  • Prep & Stick:
    Finnabair 3D gel
    Liquitex white gesso
  • Texture:
    Deco Art crackle paste
  • Colour:
    Stuart Semple – gold
    Stuart Semple – black 2.0
    Stuart Semple – saint (titanium white)
    Finnabair metallique wax – old silver
  • Pens & Pencils:
    Posca PC-1MR black
  • Paper & Fabric:
    white card
    thick card (from an old notepad)
  • Miscellaneous:
    modelling wire

CRX0037 display

2 thoughts on “Cloud on a stick”

    1. Thank you! I don’t like to waste anything if I can help it and it stretches the imagination to come up with ways to use leftovers. And my other half is really good at saying just the right thing to spark off an idea 🙂

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