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2014-06-25

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This could start like a fairy tale:
"One fine day, a little boy found a mysterious padlock in his backyard..."

Are you curious what happened next? :)
Take a look!


Today I'd like to show you another small mixed media canvas.
This time I decided to turn my canvas the other way round and use the back side.


First, as always, using gel medium, I glued all sorts of materials on the canvas - band-aids, looosely woven canvas so as to make my background more structural.
The new thing I used for building my background, was dry paint from my palette. Sometimes when I paint, I squeeze too much paint out of the tube and it dries on my palette. It was quite easy to pull off the dry patch and I thought to use it in my work to add some interesting texture.
I glued it also using gel medium.


When everything dried, I made a composition using fabulous Mechanicals from Finnabair, wood embellishments, buttons, paper flowers, beads and an old padlock found in the backyard by my son. :)


I painted the embellishments with acrylic paints mixed with gel medium, but for the padlock I used Inka Gold.
Inka Gold is perfect for metal - it's fast drying and super easy and quick to apply metallic rub to add some color.


Finally, I stamped my background with a 3rd Eye stamp and I splashed my canvas with watered down gold acrylic paint.

Materials from Mixed Media Place:


5 comments:

  1. Oh dear. Your mini canvas is just fabolous. Love the mix of embellishments you chose, the texture and these great colors. Think these are my favorite colors right now. Also a great idea to turn the canves around. It creates such a grunge frame. You are truly talented. Thanks a lot for sharing your fantastic work.
    Ps can I ask what do you mean when you say you used dry paint ??
    Sending hugs from SPAIN

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  2. Dear Mamablitger, thank you so much for all your kind words!
    I've added some extra info in the post to explaing exactly what I meant with my idea of sticking dried paint onto the canvas. :)

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  3. Fabulous creation! so stunning I am out of words! Love it and so many thanks for sharing this !

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  4. Beautiful, love the dried paint idea!

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