Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mixed Media Texture

Sharing a mixed media piece I made the other day. I started off with a piece of cardboard from a cracker box as my base. A couple coats of gesso and orange acrylic paint for the background was my start. I wanted some texture, so I looked through my crafty drawers, and grabbed this vase filler that I used for Christmas ornaments a couple years ago. It was perfect. I mixed it with lots of gesso, and just brushed it on. After drying, I added more orange paint and some shimmer with my Nuvo mousse.

Since this is a good size piece, I used the Donna Downey flower from the Unity kit You Are Important. This is a large stamp, bigger than the palm of my hand. I stamped it on the base twice with Walnut Stain Oxide ink. I didn't think it had enough color, so I stamped it again with white pigment ink. That made it show up a little better. I sponged on some more oxide ink colors, and spitzed with water to give a little more to the background. Then I stamped the flower on orange cardstock twice, and cut some petals, and the center out to have some dimension.

I glued them all down, then decided to add some black thread loops on the one side. I stamped the sentiment from the kit, and used the splats from the large flower over top of it, then glued it down. I also put some glossy accent dots to the flower center, it needed something. I am happy with the way this turned out, and now I want to experiment what else I can use for texture!

Thank you so much for visiting!


Meggymay said...

Pam its a fantastic mixed media project and the flower is beautiful.
It would fit our theme at Try it on Tuesdays, is you would like to pop over and join us.
Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

The most BEAUTIFUL project I have ever seen!!!