Saturday, 28 March 2015

First attempt at entering a mixed media challenge.
















I love the Paperartsy blog, in fact so much so that I have started several art journals and loving working with mixed media.

First of all I prepared the page using White Gesso, I have not yet been able to get the Fresco paints by Paperartsy but hope to in the near future.
The background was made using Tim Holtz distress paints - Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap and VintagePhoto.
I then used Dreamweaver embossing paste (I would have preferred to use Grunge Paste but did not have any available) I highlighted the paste with black watercolour pencil and gilding wax Treasure Gold
The flowers were stained with the same colours as the background. I also stained some wooden embellishments with Wild Honey. A bottle top was put through my Bigshot and painted with Jade Mint chalk paint and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I used gilding wax Treasure Gold on each of the flowers and embellishments.
The little bird in the corner is from Stampin up 'Bliss'

4 comments:

  1. That is so unusual, chocka block with texture and interest. Keep doing the mixed media and enjoy! Cx

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    1. Thank you, I am fairly new to mixed media but loving it.

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