Today I have a mixed media altered item to show, a military bag made of a heavy-strong canvas fiber... to hide some scrapbooking stuffs in there...My husband came home from work the other day and said ''Hey Eirini i have this military bag and air force pin badges, do you want them or shall i throw them away??'' ''NO... of course not, sweetie... theses goodies are valuable to me...'' - i answered. You should watch his face.. he he he... He must have thought...Crazy woman...
So at first i used some Prima Heavy Gesso with Prima Alphabet stencil on my background, Lindy's mists, acrylic paints and powders then. I glued down some lace, 2 old painting brushes, a key hunging from a screw, nail I made myself, air forces pins, metallic elements which i had to attach either by sewing them or by using pins, in order they stay firmly on place, and a butterfly - painted with mists and acrylics. A little bit gesso again and stamping. Then I started the fun part... Coloring and adding some glowe to all tiny details (glass beads in a mix of gesso, gel medium and glass glitter - micro beads - everything from Prima).
The difficulty here was that i had to sew them, so that they won't go away when i lift it. The canvas fiber is a hard matterial to sew. But the result was good, so worth of efforts.If you like it too, look below to see all the supplies i used and be inspired..Thank you for your time...See you soon..Eirini
Mixed Media Place supplies: