|Mixed Media Warriors Mood Board Challenge November 2017|
I just love that word... For us artists its like we are peeping at a new creation, however in my sons urban dictionary it is a reference to people.. Ah, Ambiguity - the secret to art!
Today I have a layout for you to peeps to peep at...
I haven't done a traditional Mixed media layout for a while but when I saw the colours in this set I was itching to try it out.
I collected a few of my favourite pieces from the kit... Ones that didn't actually reference Thanksgiving as we don't celebrate it in Australia.
I distressed the edges of the card stock and inked them with Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo and Tea Dye).
I then added some Art Alchemy Acrylic paint (Brass Hardware) to give the edges the same foil look that was embossed in the card stock in the background and on the chip board.
I found some textiles to accentuate the textures. I used some cheesecloth and some hessian which compliments the woolens in the mood board.
I used clear gesso to prepare my background and used modelling paste to add the stencil from Prima marketing (Shell Ginger).
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays in Lucky Shamrock Green and Kissin Kenicke Coral to colour the background and used Tim Holtz Distress spray to add depth to the Gingers.
In the corners I used a TCW stencil (Corn Cob) to add another layer to frame my work. I added some paint splatters to finish off.
Once the background was painted I added a stamp from Kaisercraft to add the butterflies..
and found a butterfly mask in my stash.. another TCW winner.
This you can see on later images.
I attached the cheesecloth and embellishments and flowers. I raided the Chipboards and Ephemera to complete the page.
I changed the frame (Prima - Petite round) from the large one to the small one and painted it with Kaisercraft acrylic paint (Mango) and used Tim Holtz distress spray in Walnut in for depth.
I added some mica flakes, Art stones, mini prills and sequins to the cracks and crevices to fill out my design.
I used a final touch of Art Alchemy Acrylic paint (Brass Hardware) to the embellishments.
Rubbed some Art Alchemy Wax in Aged Brass over the modelling paste for a bit of additional bling.
Finished did you say?? Well.. NO!
I really didn't like the colour of the frame so I gave it a coat of Burnt Sienna from Kaisercraft acrylic paints and used Art Alchemy Acrylic wax in Vintage silk to highlight the texture...
And that is the final product in the photo at the top.
Thanks for having a look at my creative process on my blog...
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