April 7, 2017

Farewell to Winter

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you a mixed media composition, I created for Mixed Media World - MMW#23: Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge. It measures 12” x 9” and I used 300gsm watercolor paper from Winsor & Newton.

The challenge’s moodboard, from where I drew my inspiration, had all these icy winter colors I love -  I’m a Winter lover!

Starting with the background, I wet the whole surface and sprayed with Media Shimmer Mister White. I sprinkled some Infusions Royal Blood and then sprayed again with Lindy’s Sassy Sapphire. I dried up everything with a heatgun.

With a fine tip brush, I drew a few flowers, using Media Fluids Titanium White, Americana Lamp Black and Lindy’s Sassy Sapphire. For the centers I used Americana Espresso.

When dry, I applied a mix of Art Basics 3D Gloss and Soft Matte Gels over the whole surface. I sprayed on top of the gel coat with Media Shimmer Mister White,   spritzed with some water and covered everything with a crumpled shopping bag. After it was dry, I removed the bag and there I had a wonderful icy background with beautiful texture. Next, I randomly sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists Turquoise and Interference Red and again with some Lindy’s Sassy Sapphire.

I dipped some thin wool yarn into snow paste and let it dry. I cut it into small pieces and glued them on my surface to make some 3d flowers. I also used some skeleton leaves I had in my stash for ages! I had a vial with nail decoration microbeads in red and black, so I glued some with Soft Matte Gel on the centers of my flowers and on the leaves.

With a brush I colored the leaves with Lindy’s Sassy Sapphire and Media Fluids Titanium White. I used Primary Magenta for the flowers centers. Added some more dimension with Stamperia stencil KSG346 and Art Basics Light Paste. Then I worked my shadows to give more depth, using a mixture of Americana Lamp Black, Media Fluids Primary Magenta and Lindy’s Sassy Sapphire.

Lastly, I stamped with Carabelle Studio stamps SA60187 on tissue paper and glued it with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. As a final touch I used Magenta and White with Dutch Doobadoo stencil “Faded Dots”. I also used a Pigma Micron 08 marker to outline some details.

Here are some close ups.

I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Until next time

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