Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CHOOSE TO SHINE - MIXED MEDIA CANVAS

I've had a stack of 3" x 6" canvas boards sitting on a shelf for a couple of weeks, and today was the day that I would create something with one of them.  The problem was that I had no idea what I wanted to make but, with mixed media, I should have remembered that it's no problem--you don't have to have a specific idea--you just need to start.  I began by covering the canvas with three different designs of paper tape and then added some purple, green, and tan paint on top of the tape.  I then used a stencil with a daisy/floral design and, after trying a few colors of ink spray, I decided I liked the white spray.  Notice the textural floral burst?  I placed the stencil on the canvas and covered it with textural paste.  When that was dry, I added some highlights with a yellow marker and yellow glitter glue, finishing with a substantial dollop of glitter glue in the center.  While I waited for the glitter glue to dry, I die-cut the foam butterfly, decorated it with some rhinestone jewels, and glued it in place.  I also outlined the stamped word "shine" with the glitter glue, and then decided to go ahead and take a picture.  It's good that I have this picture because shortly after I snapped it, I dropped the canvas . . . yep . . . face down, flattening and smearing that substantial dollop of glitter glue.  Argh!!!!!  The good news is that I was able to clean it up, and no one will have to know what happened.  I no longer have that beautiful, dimensional golden bead, but I do still have a glittery tactile golden center.  Gotta LOVE that about mixed media art!

3 comments:

Susan said...

LOVE this; I don't have the confidence to do this yet!!

Kelly said...

Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 11. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com

Marwick Brown said...

You have chosen unique project, and done great work. The mixed media canvas art you have added in this post, it's looking very nice. you are really a great artist. I am glad to come to your post. Thanks for sharing this nice post.