Friday, May 1, 2015


Last October, we purchased some property in the NC foothills and have thoroughly enjoyed spending time there.  It is so quiet and peaceful with a view of Table Rock Mountain.  There are a lot of rocks on the property, and I've been bringing a few of them home, thinking that they would make an interesting mixed media canvas.  This particular rock will be in our home there, a reminder that it is, indeed, our escape . . . get-away . . . happy place.  Printed tissue paper was (carefully) colored with acrylic paint and then applied to the rock with Gel Medium.  I used Texture Paste and a Tim Holtz stencil (Rays) to create the dimensional sun rays.  A Pitt marker was used to add accent lines around the rays as well as to define the "mountains" in the center of the rock and highlight the pitches of the torn green paper along the bottom.  Turquoise Inka Gold was applied to the edges of the rock to mimic clouds at the top and a waterfall along the edge.  Inka Gold (Turquoise and Old Gold) were used to color the gumdrops in the center of the flowers, and I used Old Gold and acrylic paint to color the Texture Paste "rays" when dry.  An electronic cutter was used to cut the text from vinyl, and rhinestone jewels were used to dot the i's because . . . well . . . my teensy weensy vinyl dots flew into oblivion.  Some of the products used to create this project are from Seaside Crafts, which is a Bulk Buy group.  Let me know if you'd like more information about the group or how to get the products.  The current Bulk Buy offer will end on May 6th and includes Gel Medium, Texture Paste, Inka Gold, a selection of Tim Holtz stencils, and a few other items.

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