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2014-03-08

Happy (and Creative) Women's Day! :)

Is there anyone celebrating today? :)
Well...here on Mixed Media Place we don't really need any special occasion to play with delicious media, paints and stamps but today we actually have a reason to celebrate - Girl Power! ;)
Just take a look!


In some countries March 8th is a very special day. It's Women's Day. I couldn't miss this occasion and prepared my "power of femininity" collage with special dedication for all of you, Ladies. :)
I wish you that every day is full of happiness and love for you.

A simple way to create an interesting background for mixed-media collages is to combine tissue with matte medium. Just paint the canvas with a coat of matte medium, apply pieces of tissue paper and let the medium dry.  Next, apply gesso and create texture with acrylic paints and modelling paste.


When the surface is dry, stamp the designs with black Archival Ink. I chose Prima Vintage Vanity Book stamp and 3rd Eye Lines.


I also discovered a new use for my lovely Gelatos. I made a homemade mist mixing water and small pieces of pistachio gelatos. I needed exactly this colour to paint lace in my work. It's really a simple way to make a unique shade of colour of mist that may be missing in your collection.

I cut some small pieces of gelatos means using my knife and mixed them with water. My tip to make the colour lighter or more pastel is to mix such gelatos mist with white Dylusions Ink Spray.


Most of the paper techniques described here on Mixed Media Place blog can also be applied to fabric. I love mixing different materials, bases, media and techniques. In this work I added a layer of embossing powder to the fabric to create a unique embellishment.


The finishing touch of my composition are two clay buttons painted with Luminarte Silks Azurite and purple acrylic paint mixed with white gesso.


I hope that I encouraged you a little bit to experiment with different media, materials and techniques.
See you next time
Justi

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4 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Love the idea of using embossing powder on fabric, great inspiration.

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  2. Istna mediowa uczta dla oczu i od razu chce sie wszystkiego podotykac, poczuc ta strukture pod palcami.

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  3. A beautifully feminine piece of work, lovely.

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  4. Great work. Beyond the boundaries. I love it!!!

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