Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I'm so thrilled to be back as a Design Team member for Mixed Media Supplies again this term and I wanted to share this project with you.
cardboard (about 8 x 6), with some of the corrugated areas visible
Printed book paper sheet - stash
Park bench (cut 5 times) - stash
Texture Background stamps (bark background, diamond fence background)
e-brush with marker adaptor
leaf and vine punch
flexible modeling paste
small spray bottle
gelatos (green, blue, lavendar)
white tube paint
small jewels (flower centers)
word processing program
micron pen - .01 black
Prep the cardboard, remove additional paper if desired exposing more of the ridges. Apply a light coat of gesso and let dry.
Rub the Gelatos on the gessoed surface. Using a waterbrush, smooth the color a bit on the surface. Let dry. Spritz a little of the mica if desired at this stage.
On a palette, shave a little bit of the gelatos and mix with a small amount of modeling paste. The color should be a little lighter than the surface of your now colored cardboard. Lightly spread the colored modeling paste for a little more texture on the surface. Let dry.
Stack the 5 cut benches and let the glue dry thoroughly.
With the bark texture stamp, lightly add some texture to the bench. I used some black and medium brown ink...
it was pretty stark looking so I dry brushed a bit of white paint on the surface to soften the tone a bit. Set aside.
Tear the printed book page into strips and using the acrylic medium "glue" to the cardboard as desired. Apply a light coat of the acrylic medium to the surface of the project. Let dry. Glue the bench in place on the cardboard. Let dry.
Using the diamond fence stamp, lightly add the texture to the far right of the cardboard.
Add flowers and leaves and vines as desired on the fence, secure with glue and or acrylic medium.
Using the ebrush and a marker in a very light brown, lightly spray the edges and around the bench and on the book print. Just for a little more aged look.
Add the gems to the flowers, add vines and leaves. Print Come, sit with me. and add a doodled box around the words. Lightly spray the edges using the eBrush and glue to the cardboard.
When everything has dried, lightly spritz with the sapphire mica for a subtle bit of shine.
Sign your work and display as desired.
Again, thanks for stopping by. Hoping you are enjoying some creative time this week! I'll be back with another Mixed Media Supply project in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, keep on creating!
*I have used products that were provided by Mixed Media Supplies - the project and opinions in this blog are mine and I have not been compensated otherwise.