Monday, March 17, 2014

Mixed Media

I thought I'd try my hand at a mixed media project. I've been looking at so many online and different artist's art journals and they have inspired me to give it a try.

I had a thick piece of cardboard so I decided to use that. First I covered it with 2 coats of Gesso and after that was dried I used some of my Tim Holtz Distress Stains to add a base of colour. Then using some stencils and my Adirondack Color Wash sprays, I laid another layer down onto the cardboard. I cut some hearts and flowers out of music patterned paper and using Modge Podge applied those. I then took Faber Castell Gelatos and coloured the flowers and hearts and outlined them using a thin paintbrush and some of the colour wash spray. I coloured some Molding paste with acrylic craft paint and using a stencil added the butterflies. Then onto stamping patterns onto the canvas and the butterflies with different stamps from my stash. I also took a gold Acrylic paint dabber and stencilled on some flowers. I think it turned out sort of cool. Not quite like the perfectionist in me thinks it should have though LOL! I picture mine turning out like some of the artist's I follow but hey they have years of experience! All in all it sure was fun layering it all and getting my fingers dirty in the process!
Happy St. Patty's day and I'll chat at you later!