So, Peeps. I'm just doing a little mixed media fun with my Creative Jumpstart course, which has been great fun. I've learned several very cool techniques which I'm very excited to use.
Here's one of them.
I started with a wood board, about 5x7. I painted it with some Versailles green chalk paint, and then I used gesso on the flat part.
I just collaged some paper using Collage Pauge.
Then I dabbed paint onto the paper with bubble wrap. I love how this lightens things up. It's a technique I use all the time.
Another view of the bubble wrap printing.
One of my favorite techniques is to use Viva Decor Transparent Paint Pens on jute or twine. It looks kind of like raindrops. Here, I just used a glue dot to hold it in place over some hand-dyed crinkle ribbon, then I used my glue gun to permanently adhere it.
A little random stamping with a "spot" stamp.
This adds more texture or visual interest.
Here, I used molding paste through my Rectangular Grid stencil that you can find here.
And here's the paste using my Hexagrid tag stencil.
I used a bird cutout, covered it with black gesso, and stamped with the dot stamp again, just for a little interest.
The dots pulled up a little bit of the gesso, which was a fun surprise.
Then I partially covered the bird with a Viva Decor silver glitter stamping paste.
Here's a canvas flower, covered with gesso, stamped with archival ink, covered with some Distress Stickles, and fastened with a vintage button.
I had some leftover paper straws from the holidays, so I cut them down, cut into them, making little strips, covered them with gesso, and glued them under the flower. This is going to be a new fave!
Another straw under the flower.
I like a theme to my pieces. This one is hope. I have a good friend going through cancer right now, and I've been trying to speak hope into her life. So, I think this will make it to her doorstep.
And here she is, all finished. I can't wait to give it to my friend. I "hope" she likes it.
And, I hope you liked it as well.
May your year be filled with hope!