I'm finding it takes courage to do Mixed Media!!! After throwing my first attempt into the trashbin (!) here is my project for Mona & Sue's Mixed Media Color Challenge #6. I'm still struggling to find out how I 'do' mixed media - what it is I feel comfortable with, how much to put on, what variety of mediums I use. etc, etc.
For this week's project - I used a small 6"x8" flat canvas. I painted over it with two shades of pink acrylic paint. Then I added a strip of Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue - adhereing it with Mat Mod Podge. I printed a photo I took in my garden last year in monochromatic color - my printer program didn't have a good pink to go with my paints so then I was trying to get grey but this is the closest I could get.
I stamped the sentiment "It takes Courage to become who we really want to be" from Rubbernecker directly onto the photo using Archival Jet Black ink. I adhered that to the canvas with Mod Podge as well. Then I used the Concentric Circles Stencil from MFT with Studio 490 White Embossing Paste.
When the embossing paste had dried - I adhered the Tim Holtz die cut fence cut from Grunge Board using Glue N Seal from Ranger. The flowers and leaves are wooden pieces from Michaels that I colored with a gray Copic. I brushed over the fence and flowers with Glitter Glaze from MFT - I think you can see it in the photo above.
and finally I added some enamel dots to the flowers and centers of the circles.
I'm happy with my final project today - I think I learned a little bit more of what is pleasing to my eye for design etc.
Oh- and the project I threw out? Here's a pic - it was a 9 x 12 framed canvas - that had so much spread out all over it - it looked sort of like I just threw stuff on (which I guess I did!) It definitely didn't turn out to be 'My Happy Place'!! (please - don't even say anything !!! LOL!!)
I'm much happier with my second attempt: I guess I like order - or at least organized chaos!!??! or maybe I need to let loose a little??!I'm also putting this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Get Dotty.
Paper: Grunge Board, glossy photo, Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Paper, Grunge Board - Tim Holtz.
Ink: Archival Jet Black - Ranger
Accessories: Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye, wooden flowers and leaf - Michaels, Copic T6, GlitterGlaze Sheer Sparkle - MFT, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Studio 490 White Embossing Paste, Mat Mod Podge, Acrylic Paint Love Bird and Ballet Slipper - Martha Stewart., 6"x8" flat canvas panel - Michaels.