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2015-07-25

Just create

Dear fans we have some mixed media treat for you today.
Check out Gayle's self-expression that will blow you away!
Her visual art combines not only great art materials and skills but emotions which will reach your soul.




Hello lovely Mixed Media Place people.
My page today started out as a sort of experiment. I love to work with faces but I’m also a bit obsessed with pattern. I wanted the face to be ‘patterned’, and I could have done that by collaging onto it, or drawing onto it or stamping onto it. But, I wanted to see what an image transfer face would look like when placed over textured, patterned paper.  The result is subtle, but the pattern can be highlighted with paints and inks. I have also added more surface pattern and texture with a stencil and modelling paste. I’ve then framed the face with lots of metal embellishments and painted them with Mica Powder.



A piece of 12x12 inch chipboard. Gessoed and then using a Finnabair Elementals Stencil and White Crackle Texture Paste I have worked around the edge of the page.



I then dry embossed some heavy paper with a floral, Bohemian type pattern and stuck it down onto my card. Because the card was quite thick I needed to use the 3D matte gel.



Next, using art basics Soft Matte Gel, I transferred my photo onto my page over the embossed paper.



Then some colour. I’ve Distress Spray Stain.



Using art basics Modeling Paste and a stencil similar to my embossed pattern I’ve added some surface texture and pattern. I did this to try and soften the edges of the embossed paper, I wanted it to “blend” in a little more to the page.



Using art basics 3D Matte Gel as an adhesive metal elements were added to frame the face.



Finally all the metal was painted using Finnabair’s beautiful Mica Powders. You can see the left hand side of the face has been painted while the right hand side is still raw metal.



Some wire and bead detail.



Surface textures.





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30 comments:

  1. Gayle,
    So amazing, gorgeous and unique - I love it.

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  2. This looks amazing!!! Looove the texture.
    Dot x

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  3. Wow this is really stunningx

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  4. Wow this is really stunningx

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  5. Wow, fantastic Gayle, many thanks for this stunning idea!!!

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  6. wow!!! this is.. i dont have any word..

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  7. Wow this is stunning.. and I did not know the metal peices were not gessoed first but simply painted with the mica powders.. exquisite creating.. love this..

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  8. I love doing image transfers too and have wanted to do them over texture but hadn't tried it. Yours is so beautiful!!

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  9. Ok Gayle - this is creepy in an EXCELLENT way... your gal looks like her eyes are following me....... whew. It looks like they are real eyes looking thru a mask. This is TOTALLY INTRIGUING. I'm in LOVE with your creation. She is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. Wow. Great tutorial too... thanks bunches. j.

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  10. Great canvas, Gayle!!! Amazing eyes. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Amazing beauty Gayle! I love it!

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  12. c'est vraiment magnifique et merci pour ce tuto qui me donne vraiment envie d'essayer

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  13. c'est vraiment magnifique et merci pour ce tuto qui me donne vraiment envie d'essayer

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  14. Very creative and beautiful.

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  15. This is so amazing! Did you use water color pencils on her eyes and lips?? Just wondered how you colored her in? I also didn't know you could color the mechanicals with mica powders without gessoing them first? Really a wonderful piece, Gayle.

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  16. Just found this via Marjie Kemper, - wow, totally amazing!!!

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  17. Awesome project. Found your blog via Marjie Kemper. So happy to explore your blog and signed up to follow you.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Can I ask which transfer technique you used ??
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

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  18. found you from Marjie Kemper too. I really would love to understand your transfer technique? Is is a paper photo that you used the matte gell to glue down, or did you do something different? Thanks love the work and your creativity!

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  19. What a stunning piece this is - I'm literally drooling all over my keyboard. No words are adequate! xo

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