Hi there, I have a mixed media art panel to share this week that you might need sunglasses for as it’s rather bright. I felt we needed something cheery as the weather here in the UK has been dull, wet and windy!
Archival Ink – Jet Black, Cobalt
DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paints – Pyrrole Red, Hansa Yellow Medium, Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Yellow Green Light
Scraps of Gelli Prints in shades of red and blue
The first thing I did was to apply texture by using Grunge Paste with the harlequin stencil to my substrate which in my case was an A4 white/grey board panel which is new to That’s Crafty! and perfect for mixed media techniques. My paste had actually gone a bit thick but it was still possible to apply it with an old store card. It also dried quite quickly too.
Next you’ll need to paint the panel. I applied all the colours of paint, starting with the yellow, using a baby wipe for each colour and adding it randomly until the panel is roughly covered. I left some white in the areas where the texture paste had been applied for a grungy look.
The next step was a bit of serendipity as I had squeezed the paint on to a plate as it’s easier to pick it up with a baby wipe. I used a baby wipe to clean the top of the paint bottle and noticed a circle had appeared on the wipe. Inspiration struck and I used a drinking straw to add circles randomly on the panel using the leftover red and deep blue paints. When this dried, I stamped on some more circles with one of the small images from the stamp set and cobalt ink.
I then stamped some butterflies in various sizes on my Gelli Print scraps. The number is something you’ll have to judge for yourself but as you can see, I have quite a lot! I cut these out and glued them to the panel as you see in the main photo.
For the text, I stamped all the text images from the set on black card with the VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with the white embossing powder. I did end up with a few specks of white but I felt this added to the grungy effect. If you don’t want that, you’ll need to use an anti static bag on the card before stamping.
I cut the text panels up and added them to the panel to finish. I really like the white on black which reminds me of Dymo tape.
I can’t believe how quickly time has flown as we have a new challenge starting today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog so don’t forget to check it out at 8am as lucky entrants have a chance to win a £20 voucher for the online shop.
Have a great weekend.