It's my turn on the
I LOVE the chance to create and play.
So this is a real Mixed Media project that has lots and lots of products and pieces.
I start with a 6 x 12 inch canvas board, Clear Gesso and the Grungy Grid stencil.
When it was dry, I painted on Heavy Black Gesso and removed some of the paint with a baby wipe. Then I sprayed with various mica sprays.
I wanted some distinct contrast so I thinned down the Heavy White Gesso with a bit of water so I could let it splatter and run in areas of the canvas.
I added some Canvas Resist Elementals and paper pieces with 3D Gloss Gel.
Since I started out as a watercolor Artist, I wanted to use an old paint brush and some tubes of watercolor paint in the piece. I used the wings to say how I've flown to different levels in my Art, the glasses to denote that I keep my vision open to all things, the arrow ever pointing upward for my goals, and the ART and Journey plates that give the work a title.
After gluing a majority of the pieces down, I covered most of it with Clear Gesso using one of the wonderful new brushes from Finnabair. They are perfect and a package has 7 different sizes.
I mixed several colors of Mica Powders with water in spray bottles and sprayed. I dried it in between and sprayed again.
This is how it begins to get it's colors and layers. Many more colors and sprays are added for depth and color.
Then I bring out the Micro Beads and Glass Glitter!!! Now for some filler and shine.
Sprays and Beads and Glass Glitter all make this come alive. IMHO.
I found that my heat tool kind of melted the bristles of the brush that only made it take color and waxes even better. See all the little beads and glitter added with Soft Gloss Gel?
I used Guilder's Wax and Inka Golds to create more color on the tops of certain elements.
I LOVE the contrast that you get with different paints and pastes here.
I decided the vintage ruler had to have something more....so a couple of Words were added to really make a statement.
That's what it's all about here........Creating Moments on an Artful Journey through life.
I love the learning process of my journey.
It's an honor to be with Finn's Creative Team. You can see other great projects there every week on her blog...so check it out and leave them some love.
Your Friend in ART,
Prima Art Basics - Brush Set, Heavy White Gesso, Heavy Black Gesso,
Clear Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel, Soft Gloss Gel.
Prima Art Ingredients-Mica Powder - Copper, Blue, Teal, Purple, and Pink.
Prima Art Ingredients-Micro Beads - Black, Silver, and Gold.
Prima Art Ingredients-Glass Glitter - Midnight Blue and Pitch Black.
Prima Art Ingredients-Glitter Set - Caribbean Sea
Prima Mechanicals - Plated Labels, Washers, Gears, Leaves 2, Vintage Centers,
Washers 1, Numbers, Roman Numerals, Bottle Caps,
Prima Elementals - Canvas Resist Borders #3.
Buttons, Left-over Glitter, Lace, Found Objects, Guilder's Paste, Inka Golds, Metal Ephemera.